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Amy Shojai | Amy Shojai

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Jun.29.2012
Some of y’all know that my debut thriller LOST AND FOUND will be published this fall.  You know me--there have to be furry characters in the book, including a German Shepherd service dog that has his own chapters and a Maine Coon cat who saves the day. AN AUNT searches for her lost nephew—...
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Mar.21.2012
Some of y’all know that I’ve long aspired to write thrillers. Last Thursday, just before I headed out for the KWA Scene Conference, I heard from my editor at Who Dares Wins Publishing that they will publish my thriller LOST AND FOUND probably this fall (date tba). SNOOPY-DANCE-O-JOY! Animal...
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Mar.05.2012
Could your dog's breath melt your glasses? Does your cat's smile look like five miles of bad road? Pet tooth problems can be surprisingly similar to their owners' dental issues. Here are common dental issues you share with your cats and dogs, as well as ways to avoid them. Thanks so much to...
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Feb.28.2012
I write about dogs and cats in my "day job" but on the side in my so-called spare time I'm an actor. And now I've combined the two with my writing partner, OH-MY-HEAVENS-TO-MURGATROID! Yes, we've written a musical comedy, complete with 8 actors and 12 songs, full orchestration (I was a music major...
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Feb.23.2012
To a writer, an award offers an "ata-girl" that you've done something right. To a pet writer, being recognized by peers increases the tail wags of happiness. I'm so pleased and honored to have been a winner--not once but three times!--in the most recent Dog Writers Association of America annual...
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Feb.05.2012
  Greetings and salutations, it's that time of the week for a roundup of CAT SCHTUFF, DOG SCHTUFF, WRITER-ICITY and more! FURRY FRIDAY: SILENT COMMUNICATION--SAY WHAT?! This past week has been a strain–on my emotions and my communications. I’ve over-used and abused my voice, and the strain...
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Jan.27.2012
It's time for my weekly round up of various and sundry writer-icity and fur-centric projects and doin's. These days you wouldn't want to be my calendar. It has so many highlighted colors for emphasis it looks like a peacock exploded. Ah, the life of the busy freelancer. *s* My boss always knows...
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Jan.13.2012
Friday here at Red Room is a "blog-icity roundup" of the past week from my Bling, Bitches & Blood blog. I don't want y'all to miss any of the awesome dog and cat content, or the writing schtuff, so have it on my calendar to post a mash-up. I've been AWOL from RedRoom (my bad!) because of...
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Dec.26.2011
People fight the cold with heavy coats, long underwear and wooly mittens. And if it's too cold for people, a fur coat won't protect pets from weather extremes, either. Just like people frostbite and human hypothermia, pets also can suffer from cold weather dangers, including frostbite and...
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Dec.12.2011
Holiday homes become pet playgrounds at this time of year. Cats delight in un-decking the halls and climbing the tree. Dogs eat decorations and baptize the tree. The result is a holiday that's anything but merry. My latest Paw Nation article addresses some of the most common holiday safety issues...