Popular Writer’s First Book Debuts in a Wild Way
Katy Brown to release collection of humorous short stories about life with animals
CHARLESTON, W.Va (March 22, 2012) – The stories in Kathryn E. Brown’s first book of non-fiction, Kat Tales: Stories of a house…broken detail the writer’s mini-adventures with animals, both inside the home and in the wild. Published by AuthorHouse, Brown proves that life is anything but tame.
The popular blogger and feature columnist admits that her love for animals – an addiction of sorts – has gotten her into severe trouble on occasion. One might even say the 39-year-old professional writer and editor hoards trouble.
“Aside from being a wife and mother and the primary caregiver for an elderly relative, I’m also a small business owner,” Brown reveals. “On top of that, I’m responsible for two households of pets. This means I’m the underdog in more ways than one!”
Brown was encouraged to present a compilation of her work after readers took great interest in her blog posts and status updates on social networks, considered by many as a daily comic strip.
“I wanted to write a book of essays about real life events, so when I searched for the common theme in my writing, I discovered that all of the drama involved one of my pets. Most everything that has ever happened to me has drawn in something with four legs!”
Fans of Brown’s work will immediately recognize her signature wit as she describes mishandling many situations, from a bungled celebrity interview and a pet fashion show to run-ins with dangerous animals and masked intruders. Those readers new to her work will find much to enjoy in her heartfelt stories, such as the chapters about caring for animals with special (yet unusual) needs.
“The theme is about loving those creatures that can’t speak for themselves,” explains Brown. “These stories express what we are willing to go through to make people – and pets – happy.”
Like Willie Morris’s My Dog Skip and John Grogan’s Marley & Me, Kat Tales bridges the traditional memoir with the qualities of animal non-fiction. In the end, Brown hopes her readers are entertained and inspired.
“Even the smallest pet can bring headache and heartache, but they’re guaranteed to provide a few good laughs.”
Kat Tales: Stories of a house…broken will be released in May of 2012 and available through local and national booksellers.
About the Author
Kathryn E. Brown is a regular contributor to the Charleston Daily Mail. Brown’s life stories have captured a loyal following, earning her praise as one of the wittiest observers entering the publishing scene. A native of Charleston, West Virginia, Brown is the owner of The Write Word, LLC. For more information, visit http://www.thewritewordllc.com or Brown’s blog at http://www.katybrown.wordpress.com.
About the Publisher
AuthorHouse, and Author Solutions, Inc. is a leading provider of book publishing, marketing and bookselling services for authors around the globe and offers the industry’s only suite ofHollywoodbook-to-film services. Committed to providing the highest level of customer service, AuthorHouse assigns each author personal publishing and marketing consultants who provide guidance throughout the process. Headquartered in Bloomington, Indiana, AuthorHouse celebrated 15 years of service to authors in Sept. 2011. For more information, visit authorhouse.com or call 1-888-519-5121. For the latest news, follow @authorhouse on Twitter.