Everyone Loves Skinny

October 2013
Cat Writers Association Conference


May 2013
Honorable Mention, Paris Book Festival

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April 2013
Review by Ingrid King


March 2013
Review in Cat Fancy Magazine


February 2013
Acceptance into the Cat Writer’s Association


December 2012
Honorable Mention at the New England Book Festival.

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November 2012
Book signing at Pediatric Alternatives in Mill Valley, CA

October 2012
One of Spirited Woman’s Top 12 Fall Picks

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October 2012
Interview with Bob St Laurent on VYN 99.3 The Vine.
A fun guy with wonderful questions. LISTEN!

Audio MP3

June 2012
Book signing at Spirited Woman event at Hot Moon Collection, Venice, CA.


October 2012
Interview on KUCI.org with Jeneane Burnstein.


March 2012
Honorable Mention at the Los Angeles Book Festival DIY 2012.

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“To open this little gem of a book is to open your heart. Donna Rawlins has crafted a charming, uplifting story that reminds us of what truly matters.” – Beth Hoffman—New York Times bestselling author of Saving CeeCee Honeycutt

“With Skinny the Cat, Donna Rawlins speaks not only to the owners of cats, but to all pet owners in general. There is so much to be learned from the little animals we give our hearts to, and she entertainingly tells her story of one charmed cat who teaches her a brilliant parable of life.”
- Mark Bego, New York Times best-selling author.

“Our new favorite book is the bite-sized SKINNY THE CAT. It’s a book that we can all still read, despite our phones and computers and infinite multi-tasking… Do yourself the act of kindness of picking up this book. It won’t let you down. Every precious being in SKINNY is rescued… And reading it…you will be too!” – Eric Roberts, Actor and Animal Advocate, and Eliza Roberts, Casting Director/Actress/Animal Advocate.

Why This Book Matters

Skinny reminds us that those who appear to be the least deserving of our compassion and gentleness often need it the most.

Learn the simple secret for making the world a gentler and more loving place. Find out how to practice a new verb—“to skinny”— meaning to apply persistent friendliness to anyone, even the grouchiest of characters.