Author Rosie Sorenson was virtually disabled when she first met the
homeless cats featured in her book, They Had Me at Meow: Tails of Love
from the Homeless Cats of Buster Hollow.
Suffering from chronic fatigue and pain brought on by a car accident and
subsequent surgeries, the author found that the homeless cats of Buster
Hollow in northern California provided her with fun, love, engagement, and an increasingly powerful sense of purpose. In short, they helped transform her life.
Today, the former psychotherapist and health care administrator is an
award-winning writer and cat advocate. “Because of these kitties,” notes
Sorenson, “I’ve discovered my love for writing. I started writing stories
about them and after getting several published, I decided to write a book.”
They Had Me at Meow features essays and endearing color photographs of Sweetie Pie, Blackberry, Buster, Turtleman, and other beloved cats. Both funny and poignant, the book reflects Sorenson’s tremendous affection and concern for homeless cats. As her sweetheart Steve notes about her, “You can’t help yourself. You have no boundaries when it comes to cats.”
“He’s right,” Sorenson admits. The good news is, her lack of boundaries is touching heads and hearts alike, and the acclaim is pouring in. They Had Me at Meow recently received the international Cat Writers’ Association MuseTM Medallion Award.
For Sorenson, this gratifying news supports her overriding goal: to increase awareness about homeless cats as well as raise funds for their care. To that end, her book contains helpful Resources and Q & A sections that will go a long way toward helping others help cats.
From press release
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