Wife, mom to children with fur, book cover designer, photographer, animal lover, author of the books “The Friendly Floppy Ragdoll Cat,” and “You Had Me at Meow”. I was in retail furniture and interior design for 20 years, 15 of those self-employed.
I was a professional member of CWA, the Cat Writers Association from 2012 thru 2016. I am currently a member of several Ragdoll cat groups, writer groups, photography and camera clubs.
Look above at the different page tabs to connect, for book cover design and book cover photography, cats, the cat books I’ve authored, my items for sale, my random thoughts, and photography. The “Catch all” page is just that. It is all my post by date with the exception of the pet food recalls that can be found under their own tab. FYI Pet food recall post will occassionally have the oldest post deleted so if you’re interested in those it’s a good idea to sign up to receive our post by email – right over there to your right is the sign up button.
If you would like to purchase a print, a photo for a book cover, or get permission to use my images for any reason please contact me. My images are copyrighted and all rights reserved. See a few of my photos at Viewbug or Flickr
You can help support by simply clicking thru to things from my page so that I can continue to bring reviews and details about cat info, WNC area or photography. All my research, spreadsheets, comparing and time telling you about my findings should at least be worth a click -right? Every click thru to purchase helps, and I thank you.
I have not been paid for any of my reviews. I’ll be sure to let you know if by chance a company sees my review and gives me free product or payment for it 🙂
I am happily married to my best friend for over 28 years. I like spending time with my family, two furbabies, friends, photography, design, animals (especially cats and horses) reading, walks, easy hikes, finding waterfalls, naps, fudgy brownies, reading, watching movies, the crisp colors of Autumn and I love Jesus.
I’m not a fan of sports, sushi, onions, pinto beans, migraines, fake people, or bullies. I have had other blogs in the past on Blogger and Multiply and some others but this one is my latest one. Hopefully I’ll be here awhile.
Thanks for stopping by ~ Kim
www.KimberlyMaxwell.com (this site)
Book Cover Design design.KimberlyMaxwell.com/
www.atMeow.com for both editions of You Had Me at Meow; Considerations before Adopting your Cat. Available in paperback or eBook. http://tinyurl.com/atMeowPB paperback and book http://tinyurl.com/atMeow You do not need a Kindle to read it. Use free Kindle reading apps to read on your computer, tablet or even your phone.
www.TheFriendlyFloppyRagdollCat.com for both editions of The Friendly Floppy Ragdoll Cat books. The Hardback can be found at Barnes & Noble
and Paperback http://tinyurl.com/TheFriendlyFloppyRagdollCatPB
Here is my referral link to Topaz ( a great photo editing tool)- use it and we both save $ http://www.topazlabs.com/?hr=mQDP4
I use Envato Market Graphic River https://graphicriver.net/category/add-ons?ref=KiminWNC . If you use my link and purchase something I get credit, so thank you. https://graphicriver.net/user/kiminwnc
I’ve used Ebates for years. Can’t beat money back on stuff you were going to buy anyway.
Clicking thru takes seconds and it adds up. https://www.ebates.com/r/MYCHIL24?eeid=28187
Lastly, let me recommend two books that helped us.
I’ve had migraines for years. A few before my 30’s then they hit worse often taking up 17 days per month for about 10 years. I kept a log of what I ate, my cycle, activities, the weather and I found this book very helpful. Migraines run in my family and they took off horrible when my dad got cancer. I’ve learned a lot over the years, my triggers, or combo of triggers etc and to just stop and take Imitrex at the start, instead of trying to save the (only 9) pills they’d Rx a month when we used to have a doctor. Thankfully a few years ago they started letting up quite a bit. Let me suggest this book, The Migraine Brain by Carolyn Bernstein M.D. and Elaine McArdle. http://amzn.to/2givvre
My husband went undiagnosed/misdiagnosed for about 10-12 years with the celiac disease. They tested for all sorts of things but unfortunately, they did not test for celiac. Years went by and he kept eating gluten until eventually, he got DH, a skin disease that manifests from continued ingestion of celiac. Only 20% of celiacs have this. Had he been tested for the autoimmune disease and got off gluten he may never have developed this itchy skin rash that looks like he’ll always have to take meds for even though he has been gluten-free for years. A big thank you to the RN at the dermatologist for recognizing and testing for what doctors missed for years. I don’t like to cook. Never have- and now it’s a tad harder. The learning curve was steep we tried tons of gluten-free products and have found some now he likes and I can cook with. It’s best just to eat naturally gluten-free food instead of substitutes like prepackaged and it’s hard to dine out. All that to say this book helped.