December 28, 2012 by Alice in Readerland
As many of my blog readers will know, I’m a huge animal person. So when I got a chance to feature the book For Animal Lovers by Kim Cano and to talk to her, I knew it would be perfect for my blog!
“For Animal Lovers is a short story collection featuring three tales of speculative fiction, humanizing animals, that takes readers away from everyday reality and touches their hearts. Suitable for adults and children over age ten. 10% of sale price donated to the ASPCA® to help homeless pets.
Becoming Sacred –The story of a cow on a farm who plans to escape to India.
Pascal’s Magic– A classic who rescued who tale about an adopted shelter cat.
Abduction at Sea – Deep sea fishing in Florida from a swordfish’s point of view.”
If you get this book, besides getting 3 entertaining short stories, you’ll also be giving 10% of the sale price to the ASPCA to help homeless animals! Sounds like an awesome deal, right?
Read Kim Cano’s guest post below to find out what her best real life story with an animal is, what her writing process was like for this story, and what her favorite moment since For Animal Lovers came out is!
Kim’s Guest Post
The best real life animal experience I’ve had is with my cat, Blackjack. And it happens often. Whenever I put headphones on and listen to this meditation CD I like, about halfway through he comes up and snuggles close to me and falls asleep. I must emit some kind of super-relaxed vibe he likes as he never does that at any other time.
My writing process for this book has been in seeing things from another perspective. For instance, when I got the idea for the third story, Abduction at Sea, I was out on a boat watching my dad fish. After the little guy was caught, I stopped paying attention to my family and started thinking of the swordfish, wondering if he may think of humans as aliens trying to abduct him. The animals I chose for the stories were completely random, only coming to me in the form of a tale that seemed to evolve from a situation I was in. For the first one, Becoming Sacred, I was driving past a farm and saw cows standing there. Later that evening I watched a show on TV about sacred cows in India. From there, I had the idea of Charlie wanting to escape his fate.
My favorite moment since the book came out was when I received my first 5 star Amazon book review from a stranger. What a feeling!
Links to Help Animals
Everyday you can help feed shelter cats simply by answering trivia questions on Free Kibble Kat and help feed shelter dogs by answering trivia questions on Free Kibble. You can also go to The Animal Rescue Site to click daily; with each click you make, they fund food and care for rescued animals.
To find out more on how you can help animals, you can also visit the ASPCA’s website.
What’s the best real life story you’ve had with an animal?