cat poem

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I’ve just given my agent a collection of cat poems for a possible picture book. Because of the new framework of the revised collection, this poem was cut. Thought I might as well put it somewhere, so here it is:

This poem was inspired by our tabby who emitted a scream worthy of a sample in the most terrifying film ever. (I don’t know what that would be as I don’t watch scary movies. Insert your own choice here.)  Who would have thought such a sweet face could produce such an unholy sound?

Max

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About Judith L. Roth

When I was about ten, it occurred to me that books are written by people and I was a person. I could create my favorite things–I could write books! I got a B.A. in English. My first poem was accepted for publication before I graduated. I had some success with poetry, but my real dream was to write fiction for children. My first fiction piece was accepted about 25 years after the first submission. Things you might want to know about me: I know how to persevere. I’m a third-generation California native, living in Indiana. I have two remarkable sons who are now young men,and a husband who’s supported my writing for over three decades. I love cats and currently have three of them. I love being near water–oceans, lakes, rivers all work for me. Chocolate is probably my biggest downfall. I’m exceptionally curious. (Or nosy, as my family calls it.)

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