Kittens Make the Best Poets: I Knead My Mommy
Please join us in welcoming Francesco Marciuliano to the blog. He is the author of I Could Pee on This and I Could Chew on This. Today his new book, I Knead My Mommy hits shelves.
First the cats had I Could Pee on This and Other Poems by Cats. Then the dogs had I Could Chew on This and Other Poems by Dogs. Then the kittens had enough. And so the adorable fur faces stormed my office en masse, demanding equal time and favorable royalty rates by swiping at my ankles, biting down on my toes, cleaning any surface area of its possessions, scaling not only screen doors but actual walls, hiding inside pillow cases so they can bat at my ears the moment I lied down for sleep, and generally showing their literary qualifications by threatening to delightfully destroy everything I hold dear.
The end result of all their hard work and shattering of drinking glasses was I Knead My Mommy and Other Poems by Kittens, available for people and pets alike TODAY!
Of course, being an author doesn’t stop at writing a book (or doing everything possible but writing a book until the day before deadline). It also involves promoting your book, something which proved rather difficult for the generally shy kitten writers when it came to public appearances.
So instead we came up with the following author bios! Below are just a few of the many talented kitten poets who made I Knead My Mommy and Other Poems by Kittens possible after jumping, running, pouncing, somehow jumping in mid-pounce, and shredding thousands upon thousands of dollars in office stationery and furniture until they found their muse and I found everything they had batted under the refrigerator.
And since the wee fuzzy authors are not quite ready for their book tour just yet—in part due to their shyness, in part due to their insanely long back-stage rider that includes such demands as dangling feathers everywhere and the dressing room has to have a beautiful plant they can uproot—we present on this day of publication one kitten poet pouring out his soul as I pour him yet another bowl of chicken and rice. Enjoy!
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