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Gwen Cooper is the New York Times bestselling author of the memoirs Homer’s Odyssey: A Fearless Feline Tale, or How I Learned About Love and Life with a Blind Wonder Cat and Homer: The Ninth Life of a Blind Wonder Cat; the novels Love Saves the Day and Diary of a South Beach Party Girl; the Curl Up With a Cat Tale monthly short-story series; and Kittenish, a crowd-sourced collection of “cat selfies” (a send-up of Kim Kardashian’s Selfish), 100% of the proceeds from which were donated to support animal rescue in Nepal following the 2015 earthquake. Her work has been published in more than two dozen languages around the world. She is a frequent speaker at shelter fundraisers and donates 10% of her royalties from Homer’s Odyssey to organizations that serve abused, abandoned, and disabled animals. Her newest collection, My Life in a Cat House: True Tales of Love, Laughter, and Living with Five Felines will be in stores November, 2018.
Gwen lives in Manhattan with her husband, Laurence. She also lives with her two perfect cats—Clayton the Tripod and his litter-mate, Fanny—who aren’t impressed with any of it.