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Ingrid King’s Purrs of Wisdom Book Blast + Win $25 & Free Books!

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Purrs of Wisdom is a collection of essays featuring lessons in conscious living, inspired by the cats who have shared the author’s life.

From help with every day challenges to inspiration on living a joyful life, this compilation provides encouragement, guidance, and enlightenment, feline style.

Whether it’s creating balance, navigating turbulent times, or finding the magic in life’s ordinary moments, there’s something for everyone in this book.

Chapters include:

· The Healing Power of the Purr

· Making Time for Contemplation

· Routine as the Key to Happiness

· Purging Can Make You Purr

· Healthy Cats, Healthy Human

The stories may remind readers of lessons their own cats have taught them, provide “aha” moments, or simply bring a smile.

The book is best enjoyed with a cat curled up on your lap.

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PRAISE FOR Purrs of Wisdom

“Purrs of Wisdom, by Ingrid King, is a treat for anyone who is enchanted by all things feline! The book is an exploration of lessons on living a joyful and inspired life, learned from the many magical cats who have shared the author’s journey.

I found gifts on every page, but the section titled Lessons from a Maple Tree especially touched my heart. The author talks about taking time out of her busy day to soak up the tree’s magnificent colors when the leaves change in the fall. “Doing nothing without feeling guilty” is a lesson she learned from her cats. Ingrid’s words were a gentle reminder to this fast-paced former New Yorker to look to my own kitties for guidance when my world seems to be spinning a bit too quickly.

Purrs of Wisdom is sure to be a treasured addition to any cat lover’s library!”

– Christine Davis, Author of For Every Cat An Angel and Forever Paws


“Reading this collection of feline-inspired essays and life lessons gave me several AHA! moments. Purrs of Wisdom is a refreshing read that packs a deceptively powerful punch and provides helpful recipes for finding your bliss. Ingrid King writes with compassion for those who struggle along as “life happens.” The gifted writer offers nearly poetic insight how to manage the angst, as well as to recognize the “why” behind such things. You’ll want to savor each individual chapter and purr-haps bookmark and revisit those that strike a personal chord. And of course, read aloud to your favorite feline companion!”

– Amy Shojai, bestselling author of more than two-dozen pet books


“Purrs of Wisdom is the perfect book for anyone who loves cats – and has an interest in living life to the fullest, with a positive and peaceful outlook – just like a cat does! It spoke to me on several levels and is sure to become a well-thumbed volume as I continue on my life’s journey.”

– Ann Brightman, Managing Editor, Animal Wellness Magazine


“In this guide to living spiritually and creatively in a world that isn’t always quite comfortable with either quality, King, a keenly intuitive writer, draws upon the lessons she has learned from her beloved feline friends, weaving them deftly together with her own experiences. ”

– T.J. Banks, Author of Sketch People: Stories Along the Way and Catsong

Meet the Author!

Ingrid King

Ingrid King is a former veterinary hospital manager turned award winning writer. Her popular blog, The Conscious Cat, a comprehensive resource for conscious living, health, and happiness for cats and their humans, has won multiple awards, including DogTime Media’s 2012 Pettie for Best Cat Blog, 2011 Pettie for Best Overall Pet Blog, and About.com’s 2012 Readers Choice Award for Best Website About Cats. Ingrid is the publisher of the online magazine News for You and Your Pet, which goes out to subscribers around the world. Her articles have been published in Cat Fancy, Animal Wellness Magazine, Urban Animal, NOVADog, and on miscellaneous websites. Ingrid lives in Northern Virginia with her tortoiseshell cats Allegra and Ruby.

Her latest book is Purrs of Wisdom: Conscious Living Feline Style.

Visit her website at www.ingridking.com.


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Ingrid King’s Purrs of Wisdom Book Blast needs YOU!

We are recruiting bloggers to participate in Ingrid King’s Purrs of Wisdom Book Blast! This event will take place between December 3 – 14, then January 2 – 11.

We need at least 30 bloggers but are aiming at 50 or more. Ingrid will be giving away a $25 Gift Certificate (payable by Amazon or Paypal), one autographed paperback and 3 electronic copies of her book, Purrs of Wisdom: Conscious Living, Feline Style. The top prize winner will receive a $25 Gift Certificate and a paperback copy of her book and three more winners will receive electronic copies. All bloggers who sign up are eligible to win!

There will be no interviews, guest posts or reviews with this Book Blast. Just book spotlights in which I will send everything to you ahead of time for you to copy and paste into your blog on the selected day. When requesting a spot on her tour, please let us know which date would work for you.

If interested in participating in this book blast,visit http://www.pumpupyourbook.com/2012/11/08/calling-all-bloggers-to-participate-in-ingrid-kings-purrs-of-wisdom-book-blast/.

Thank you!

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Holiday Memories: Oh Christmas Tree, Oh Christmas Tree: Memories of Holidays Past by Ingrid King

Holiday Memories is a month long series of heartwarming holiday stories from authors all over the world.  We at As the Pages Turn hope you will enjoy and have a happy holiday full of good and happy memories!

Oh Christmas Tree, Oh Christmas Tree: Memories of Holidays Past
By Ingrid King

I love the holiday season, and my favorite part is always the annual decorating of the Christmas tree.  I’ve collected ornaments for the past twenty some years or more, and inevitably, bringing out the ornaments each year leads to a lovely, if  sometimes bittersweet, trip down memory lane.

I grew up in Germany, and traditionally, our Christmas tree was not decorated until Christmas Eve.  As a small child, I was not allowed into the living room while the tree was being decked out in its holiday glory.  I can still remember the eager and impatient anticipation of the moment when my parents would ring a small brass bell that hung on the tree, and I could finally enter the room.  It was pure magic each time.  The tree was decorated with multi-colored glass balls, sparkling tinsel, and real candles – something that we can’t even imagine in these safety conscious times we live in.

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When I moved to the United States in my mid-twenties, I was introduced to the tradition of putting the Christmas tree up right after Thanksgiving.  I loved this – now I could have the tree up for several weeks, not the mere two weeks I was used to from my childhood!  I was also introduced to artificial Christmas trees.  At first I balked at the idea – the intoxicating pine scent of my childhood trees was such an essential part of the holidays, it was odd to think about having to give that up.  But, being able to have a tree up for five to six weeks won out over not having the real thing.  Not having to deal with cleaning up needles for weeks after the tree was taken down was a nice side benefit.  And since having a fake tree has become the environmentally conscious thing to do these days, rather than making apologies for my fake tree, I am now politically correct.

I’ve accumulated quite a collection of ornaments over the years.  Many of them are cat themed, and I can usually remember where I got them or who gave them to me.  There are photo ornaments that contain the photos of my cats, past and present.  There are ornaments from places I’ve traveled to, like the shell ornament from a beach trip, the fat glass cat from a recent trip to New York City (is there anything better than New York City at Christmas time?), or the handmade wooden ornament my dad made for me the year before he passed away.   There’s the white tiger ornament that reminds me of a trip to Las Vegas to see Siegfried and Roy’s amazing performance.  There’s the angel tree topper that came from the world famous Christmas market in Nuremberg, Germany.

And of course, there’s the small brass bell from my childhood Christmases, and it still brings back the memory of that magic moment each and every holiday season.

Ingrid King is a former veterinary hospital manager turned writer.  She publishes the E-zine News for You and Your Pet, covering topics ranging from conscious living to holistic and alternative health.  She shares her experiences with consciously creating a joyful, happy and healthy life for pets and people on her popular blog, The Conscious Cat. Ingrid lives in Northern Virginia with her tortoiseshell cat Amber.  Visit www.ingridking.com .


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