How My Cat Career Started

By career I’m a secretary. By passion I’m a children’s book cat writer.

My writing journey is a long one stemming back from childhood. I’ve always loved to write. I can remember having several pen pals growing up, writing them long letters, and anxiously awaiting a reply.

Also, as far back as I can remember, I’ve always been a devout cat lover.

I never thought of actually writing a book, until a good friend suggested that I do.

In 2015 I wrote my memoir, Angel Child, which is a compilation of short inspirational stories. A pivotal story in this book is about my cat Zhang Miao who I rescued from a restaurant in China in 1998. Zhangy’s story was the first time I ever wrote about cats.

Another friend suggested that I would be a good children’s book author. I knew immediately that if I were to write a children’s book the main character(s) would be cats.

My first cat children’s book, Down By The River Where Dreams Come True, was inspired by the feral cats who live by a canal near my home. Down By The River Where Dreams Come True is about two cats who are friends and play by the river until one day they are separated. The story has a heartfelt conclusion about overcoming obstacles and the value of friendship, suitable for ages 3-6.

My second children’s cat book, Charlie The Baseball Cat, was inspired by my husband who was once a baseball player. Charlie The Baseball Cat is about a little cat who loves to play baseball, until one day he hurts his wrist. Suitable for ages 2-5.

I have a third children’s cat book in the works, Lucy’s Way Home, which will be published in 2020. Lucy’s Way Home is the story of a cat who gets lost and finds help in the most unexpected of places. All of my books can be found on

1 Comment

  1. Apara, your books and blog stories are AMAZING! You have the God given talent to put your wonderful thoughts into beautiful words. LOVE IT! Keep up the great work! Rick

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