Cat lovers, now’s your chance to find out what goes on behind a cat’s whiskers ~
Keith Peterson, owner of Chicago’s award-winning Selected Works Used Books and Sheet Music has notified us that the book, The Secret Life of Hodge, the Bookstore Cat, was released Wednesday on Amazon. He wrote,
“Many of you may have heard that Hodge, the resident cat here at Selected Works, has had a book in the works. My friend Suzanne Erfurth had been writing blog posts, channeling Hodge’s account of his secret life, which were published off and on during the last couple years on Facebook.
“Eventually, there was a lot of material, which she re-worked into book form. Another friend, Beatriz Ledesma, offered to do watercolor illustrations – which turned out to be just wonderful.
“I myself didn’t do anything besides supplying the cat, yet now I find that I have become a fictional character, along with my wife, and the bookstore as well. Funny how that happens…”
The famous ~ some would say infamous ~ bookstore cat, Hodge, already the darling of Chi-town book lovers, collaborated with writer Suzanne Erfurth and artist Beatriz Ledesma as they worked to capture His Good Self’s quintessential acerbic wit. “He’s inspiring,” was their joint comment.
Peterson will host an official Book Release and Sale of the book at February’s Second Friday Night in the book store on N. Michigan Avenue, Chicago. Full details of the event will be available on the Selected Works’ FaceBook page.
Hodge will be there, too, unless he gets “another call from that guy in DC who used to be the mayor’s boss.”
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Lovely Readers, my copy’s in the mail & I don’t even have a cat. Yours? 😉
Below is my own photo from Hodge’s beginning years at the keyboard…
Submitted for WordPress Weekly Photo Challenge, with bows to the authors, artist & subject!