I just found the most awesome organisation -- the Cat Writers' Association.
No, it's not an association of cats who write. It's an association of people who write about cats. More specifically, "the Cat Writers' Association, Inc. (CWA) is an organization of professionals writing, publishing and broadcasting about cats".
Here are some of the goals of the Cat Writers' Association:
- Be a major influence for the good of cats by providing news, information, and education on all aspects of cats
- Improve the quality of writing about cats
- Encourage cat writing in general newspapers and magazines
The site has a book list with some cool titles including:
- Outwitting Cats : Tips, Tricks and Techniques for Persuading the Felines in Your Life That What YOU Want Is Also What THEY Want (hmmm... I'm skeptical that a human could convince a cat of anything they didn't already believe)
- The Feline Mystique: On the Mysterious Connection Between Women and Cats (I actually bought this book last year but never got around to reading it)
And while checking out some of these books I also found the following:
I think I shall have to acquire some of these books!
I actually already have a fairly extensive collection of cat books (general cat health, cat breeds, cat genetics, cat metabolism, cat psychology, cat behaviour, cat mythology, cat cartoons, cats in art, cat photography, fictional cats, real life cat stories). I counted the collection a couple of years ago and it was in excess of 50 books. I've certainly bought many more since then so I'm not sure where it's at now!