Tuesday, December 11, 2018

Tammy The Little Cat With A Big Attitude

Tammy The Little Cat With A Big Attitude by Liane Carter

Book Details:

Book Title: Tammy The Little Cat With a Big Attitude by Liane Carter
Category:  Adult Non-fiction, 140 pages
Genre:  Pets / Memoir (told from cat's perspective)
Publisher:  Independently published
Release date:  September 28, 2018
Content Rating: PG (mild language - hell used three times like 'What the hell'. 'Bloody' used 6 times)

Book Description:

I was snatched from my mum when I was only two weeks old, and what happened next was bigger than any kitten could imagine.

"A gently witty and charming story which draws the reader in from the word 'go' to a truly entrancing feline perspective on human well-intentioned but frequently misguided behaviour when taking on a new pet."
- Mary Ashton, retired veterinary surgeon

"A heart-warming story that really has unique perspective on the ever-important animal-human bond (and how our pets really feel about us)."
- Sommer Pari, licensed veterinary technician
Darcy The Dog Who Talked by Liane Carter
Book Details:

Book Title: Darcy The Dog Who Talked by Liane Carter
Category:  Adult Non-fiction, 152 pages
Genre:  Pets / Memoir (told from dog's perspective)
Publisher:  Independently published
Release date:  June 18, 2018

​Book Description:

I'd never adopted a dog before. I had no idea what to do and this dog needed someone who did. An abused dog and a clueless human, we embarked on a journey of love, struggles and joy.

"Every abandoned Darcy dog needs a Liane." 
- Teresa Roberts, Veterinary Nurse, Hertfordshire, England

Liane Carter
Meet the Author:

Devoted to giving her readers smiles, tears and tension in both her poignant non-fiction and fast-paced fantasy adventures, Liane Carter bares her soul. Author of The Chronicles of Joya, The Dream Devils, Darcy: The Dog Who Talked and Tammy: The Little Cat With A Big Attitude, she has written features and a weekly column for Costa Blanca News, articles for Writing Magazine, and has taught over 150 writing workshops. She pours her innate joy into her books and also expresses it in nature, playing instruments, creating art and dancing.

Connect with Liane: Website ~ Twitter ~ Facebook ~ Pinterest

The Agony of Writing from the Heart

During the process of writing and editing Darcy: The Dog Who Talked I
wondered - more than once - if the book would ever be finished, and if I
would be finished off by the end of it. I had an image of my husband
finding me lying in a pool of my own spittle, too exhausted to function
having given too much of me to the manuscript.
I started it just after Darcy died, some people telling me it would be
cathartic, another telling me to capture the memories while they were
still fresh. The memories were gaping wounds in my heart so, yes, you
could say fresh. Too fresh. From start to finish it took four years.
Writing the first draft, I sobbed and howled not to have her at my side
with her head resting on my foot as she often would be when I wrote. I
would grin and laugh at her recounting her side of things and what we
shared, yet I couldn’t control the crying. It came from nowhere and
consumed me everywhere. One day while writing, I wailed so loudly a
neighbour rang the bell to see if I was okay. I wasn’t, and if she couldn’t
come in my head and take out the information and write the book for
me, she couldn’t help me either.
What surprised me is the grief didn’t ease. And talking of ease, my
editors did not make it easy. When I finished the first draft, rewrite and
edit, I sent it off to my first readers. They loved it, wowed about it,
laughed and cried while they read it, and so I dared to hope the editors
would like it too, that I wouldn’t have much editing or rewriting. I was
They did love it, said it must have been so hard to write. But, but ….
they wanted more: more stories, more words, more Darcy. They had
fallen in love with her - I know the feeling. And this made them greedy
for more. They said the readers would be the same. Not only that, I had
other things to resolve in the manuscript, one of the biggest being the
order of events. In my grief I had things out of sequence and my first
readers and I hadn’t noticed because we had all been caught up in
spending time with Darcy again.

The editing and line-editing seemed a monumental task yet slowly, step
by step, I did it and am so glad I did. To receive emails that the book is
making people smile and laugh out loud and cry is a wonderful gift for a
bookworm to give to other readers. I’m so grateful.

My Review of Tammy The Little Cat With A Big Attitude:
Tammy The Little Cat With A Big Attitude was a well written book that was cute, memorable, and unique. I loved that this book was a memoir told from the perspective of a cat instead of a person.I greatly enjoyed this change of perspective norm as it made the book a worthwhile read. If it had been all written from the human's perspective I most likely would have found it to be boring; instead the author did a great job in using both perspectives throughout the book! 

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