Friday, January 22, 2021

New barn kittens become newest book muse! Misty's Wish

 2020 was such a rough year, but one of the bright spots was in late summer we adopted 2 barn kittens to bring to our horse barn. We had 2 aging barn cats (more than 12 years with us) but the brother cat, Nooshy, went away to pass on. That left Lucy and we thought it a good time to bring in a couple of new kittens. The plan wasn't to give Lucy a replacement, but we thought Lucy might be a good teacher to the new kittens. At first, she didn't like them at all. Months later, she still barely tolerates them, but the kittens don't seem to mind.

The kittens came from a Barn Cat Program from our local Southern Indiana animal shelter. They were both tortoiseshell females. Very shy at first, but now they won't let you leave the barn without some quality petting time.



So, with the new additions came a new book and a matching coloring book! Misty's Wish is a story about a barn kitten that feels out of place in the barn and wishes for something more. The story emulates the new kittens life - including interaction with a skunk and Misty's excessively vocalizations. In other words, she's got something to say and she's letting everyone know!

Misty's Wish: Picture Book

I had a lot of fun writing this story and was excited to work with Asiri Kulathunga,  I worked with for My Mom Is Sick and It's Okay again for all the illustrations.

So, if you're looking for a cute book about a kitten that wished for more, please check out my books on Amazon! And if the stars line up later this year, I'll have them on hand at some book events. (I'm going to keep thinking positive about this!)

Happy reading to all!