Gwen Cooperis creating Writing About (And Fundraising For) Cats!
Don't have much but still want to help? I thank you! Clayton the Tripod and Fanny will also thank you by sharing two exclusive photos each month that won't be seen anywhere else. (I'll also throw in some never-before-published pics of Homer!)
50% more thanks! In addition to the two exclusive photos listed above, you'll also get two additional monthly, members-only photos of the kitties AND an exclusive monthly blog post with video.
Your name should be in lights! In addition to the members-only benefits listed above, you'll also have your name included on the Acknowledgements page of the paperback edition of "My Life in a Cat House" (must be a member for at least four months to receive this benefit).
About Gwen Cooper
My name is Gwen Cooper, better known to many of you as Homer the Blind Wonder Cat's "mom." :) I'm a New York Times bestselling author of cat books--I've written five so far (including two national bestsellers) and have been published in more than 20 languages.
I'm also a tireless advocate for rescue animals, particularly special-needs and other "difficult to adopt" animals, who are--like Homer was before we met--so often overlooked in finding forever homes. My fundraising efforts have raised nearly $750,000 for small shelters and rescue groups all over the world in the past 7 years, and I've donated more than $40,000 of my own money. I also travel to shelters throughout the U.S. to speak at fundraisers. I never charge shelters a speaking fee, and any money I earn through book sales at shelter fundraisers I donate directly back to the shelter--in cash--before returning home to New Jersey.
Believe it or not, I earn less than $10,000 a year from book royalties. I make additional money with my "Curl Up with a Cat Tale" monthly subscription story series, by writing little articles for Homer's website supported by advertising, occasional merchandise sales, and freelance writing work. None of this makes a ton of money, and most of it distracts me from my real writing and my mission to advocate for small, no-kill animal shelters and rescue groups, who desperately need all the support they can get. (Except for my "Curl Up with a Cat Tale" series--which is definitely "real" writing, and which I love doing! :D)
(As you can probably tell, I don't need much sleep!)
I'm bursting proud of--and profoundly grateful for--the community that's grown in Homer's name over the years and the incredible things we've done together! But I know that I can do more.
I have two goals for this year:
* Devote myself full-time to writing, advocating, and fundraising for and about cats and rescue animals.
* Launch a global "Homer's Heroes" initiative (the blueprint for which I've already developed!) that I truly believe will positively impact and save the lives of rescue cats all over the world.
That's where you come in! As a "Homer's Hero" and a member of the Homer's Hero team, you'll not only get special access and exclusive merchandise and perks that nobody else will have. You'll also be part of a mission and a movement that's already saving the lives of thousands of cats every year, and only needs a little help from you to save even more. And you can become a Homer's Hero for as little as $2 a month.
Homer taught me that heroes are everywhere--that we can all be heroes by doing little things with an open heart. Thank you for being a hero! I hope you'll join me, and become a Homer's Hero today!