David, I don't know if you remember me, but about 10 years ago I responded to a SunOasis ad looking for dog and cat writers. As a result, I wrote the prospectus for and was founding editor of the Whole Cat Journal. The publication lasted about 4-5 years, but it established my identity as a cat/pet writer. Today I am editor of two weekly newspapers (and contribute to others in the chain), plus I write for a Connecticut-based pet newspaper. In addition I speak on cat care throughout the area, give classes on cat care through local adult education, appear on the radio as a cat behavior expert and offer feline consultation services.
I really believe that all of this stems from answering that one little ad.
Thank you for the invitation to join the Network! I used to be on the old mailing list, years ago, and just sort of drifted away with the tide of other work and involvements. I look forward to getting back in with this new format.
That's impressive about your g-grandfather--those Wisconsin soldiers were tough blokes. My legal career began in Chattanooga, TN, and my apartment sat in the shadow of Lookout Mountain. In ironic contrast to my Union sympathies, I have a g-g-grandfather who served as a Lieutenant in Co. G, 8th Flordia Infantry, who was at Antietam and Fredericksburg, and who was discharged from the service for medical reasons on the day before the Chancellorsville operation kicked off (talk about good timing!).
Thanks again for the feedback. I think I'd better concentrate on talking to editors just to have an idea on how to publish my many fictional stories. By the way, I just created a website and started a discussion on how we could potentially improve our future. Check it out!!!
Thanks, David! I'm looking forward to getting more involved here once I get one of those "round tuits." As Jim Croce sang, But there never seems to be enough time
To do the things you want to do
Once you find them...