Monthly Archives: June 2015


I really do take photos on a regular basis, I’m just terrible about culling, editing, selecting and sharing. I’ll work on a few for ‘summer’ soon. In the meantime here are my 3 entries to the LOWCC May show and tell. All were shot specifically for the theme ‘old’.

Wasting away whirligig-1-LOWCC 01-sm this Wasting Away Whirlygig. I was taking a walk at a nearby park and kept finding lots of these in different decomposing states. I’m sure the other walkers were wondering why I’d take a few steps and pick them up. The really old decaying ones were so fragile that most didn’t survive intact. I think it looks like a coral reef. shot on a white table w. plexiglass laid on top.

Old SOTC soft filter-1-LOWCC 03-sm This is SOTC, straight out of the camera with the ‘soft’ setting. Funny story behind this old pocket watch. I thought it was my husbands grandfathers. I had it restored for one of our early anniversaries. When I gave it to him, he informed me it wasn’t his grandfathers.

Dying daffodils-1-LOWCC 02-sm These Decaying Daffodils were in my yard. I had another photo I was gooing to use for this but I changed and used this one when I saw them. I did desaturate the green.

Here are the other two I thought about entering. I thought since most photogs in the club photography people there’d be a lot of older people entries. I was surprised at how few. There was one with old hands that was really nice.

P1100405-sm P1170625-e-e-sm featured Tyler and Trinity as Floppycats of the week

If you are a Ragdoll cat lover and haven’t found Jenny’s site you are missing out. Tons of great info, reviews and product testing going on over there. You’ll also see lots of awesome Raggie pics. She doesn’t discriminate either. My two are wannabe’s meaning they may have no Ragdoll in them, but she featured their our story too.

A 2007 TnT Maxwell (1)A.1 2015 TnT Maxwell
B Tyler Maxwell (1) C Trinity Maxwell (1)
B Tyler Maxwell (2)C Trinity Maxwell (2)
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Do you read books? Here’s what authors (and book cover artist) want you to know.

I was thinking about writing this for non-authors just to give a sneak peek into the world of those of us making trying to make a living writing but I’ll end with a fact long time KDP authors may not know changed on July 1, 2015.  #Bookreview Continue reading

CWA and book by other Cat Writers’ books

As a cat writer myself I’ve read quite a few books by fellow cat writers.

A special thank you to Jenny Dean of and Barbara F. Graham of for helping spread the word about my books on your own websites.

If I’m missing a great author please let me know.
Kimberly Maxwell

My Amazon or Barnes and Noble Author Pages

listed alphabetically by last name Continue reading

Woman Says She Went Blind In One Eye After Her Cat Licked Her

Okay, so this is a little scary. My cats have never licked my open eyes but Tyler has stuck his nose in my eye, and drooled in my open eyes and both cats have sneezed in my face.

My boy drools when he’s happy. He’s happy when we are snuggled on the bed and he gets his face on/near mine. I’ve felt his spit drop from his mouth and go in my eye.

Guess from now on when it happens I’ll get up instead of trying to go back to sleep and put some saline eye drops in to flush it out. Even if he doesn’t have B. henselae I know the extra bacteria could be a problem.

The story behind my new book

I was compelled to write, You Had Me at Meow; Considerations before Adopting your Cat after hearing one too many times things just like this:

Read my personal part and the rest of the story here mychildrenhavefur (Small)

If you know someone who is thinking about getting a cat. Tell them, or gift them this ebook.  It’s a short read, it’s not expensive and you may just plant the seed that adoption of a pet is not to be taken lightly or done on a whim.

$2.99 on Amazon

My NEW book – You Had Me at Meow

It’s Caturday and I can’t think of a better day to tell you about my new book.

You Had Me at Meow; Considerations before Adopting your Cat, encourages responsible pet ownership and discusses questions to consider before adopting, taking in a re-homed cat or a rescue, bringing in a stray or searching for a breeder.

This  quick little read will hopefully create awareness of the lifetime commitment. If you already provide a loving home but know someone who could use this … please share.

Available NOW exclusively at Amazon. You do not need a Kindle to read it. Use free Kindle reading apps to read on your computer, tablet or even your phone.

I was pulled to write this book after hearing one too many times about cats being surrendered or abandoned. Shares, likes, and reviews are appreciated. And a big shout out to Cyndi Hodges for the editing help.

That pretty cat on the front is my first cat, Skeamer. She is only with us in memory but I’m thankful for the 17 years we had with her. and

#cats #adopting #rescue #rehome #buyingfromabreeder #catrescue