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My name is Dena Harris and I graduated from the UNC-G LIS program in December of 1998. I worked for a year as a database librarian at Lorillard Tobacco before taking some time off to travel and do volunteer work. While volunteering at the Women’s Resource Center in Greensboro, I discovered I had a real passion in working with women and took a job there as the Director of their New Choices program which helps displaced homemakers re-enter the workforce. I started writing articles for the News & Record about job search strategies and discovered I loved writing (and, okay, seeing my name in print). From there I took some online writing classes and landed a humor column for a cat magazine which led to my first book, Lessons In Stalking. I kept writing pet and job search strategy articles for magazines, as well as teaching public speaking and magazine writing workshops. That led to, in no particular order, to my becoming assistant editor of the Greensboro-based Diversity Woman magazine, a second book called For the Love of Cats, speaking engagements at writers conferences around the country, and starting my own business, Write For You, which targets small businesses who can’t afford a full-time writer but need assistance with copy for brochures, web sites, press releases, etc.
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Animal Radio recently welcomed author Dena Harris on the show and handed out 10 copies of Who Moved My Mouse to listeners. To listen to the podcast, episode #584, click here. We suggest you treat yourself and enjoy the entire program, but if you're in a rush, Dena's interview runs from 1:27:00 to 1:31:10.
Who Moved My Mouse?
By Michele C. Hollow
I met Dena Harris, author of “Who Moved My Mouse? A Self-Help Book for Cats (Who Don’t Need Any Help)” at the Cat Writers annual conference. Dena is quite funny and so is her book, published by Ten Speed Press. Simply put, Dena knows cats. Her insights and humor make this quick read fun. Even dog owners will enjoy the chapter, “How to Win Friends and Influence Dog People.”
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Is it egotistical to frame and hang the poster from your first Barnes & Noble book signing event on your office wall? If so, too bad. I nabbed the poster you see in this picture from the signing and have it framed and hanging over my file folders at home. Sweet. ☺