Amy Shojai is a certified animal behavior consultant and a nationally recognized pet care expert. She is the award-winning author of 26 best-selling nonfiction books (www.shojai.com) that cover furry babies to old-fogies, first aid to natural healing, and behavior/training to Chicken Soup-icity.
Amy is a reinvented writer. She’s a proud member of hybrid authors, having first published more than a dozen books via an agent with winning book proposals to “traditional” publishing, and then kindle-ized her backlist and released original titles as a self-published indie author. Amy remains open to all current and future publishing opportunities—she’s voiced/produced her own audio books—and currently works with an author tribe of forward-thinking writers at Cool Gus Publishing.
As a successful niche writer, Amy published thousands of columns and articles spanning the past two decades—in dog year’s she should be dead! She is the Puppies Guide at puppies.About.com, the cat behavior expert at cats.About.com, writes a weekly PETiQuette newspaper column, and has recently transitioned from nonfiction to fiction to write Thrillers With Bite!
You can read Amy’s Bling Bitches and Blood Blog at amyshojai.com – sometimes she actually finds time to sleep.
Amy has written for Purina’s CatChow.com, HomeAgain.com, PawNation.com, Woman’s World and many others, and has been featured as an expert in hundreds of print venues including The New York Times, Reader’s Digest, Newsweek, Ladies Home Journal and Family Circle, as well as hundreds of radio and television appearances including the Today Show, CNN, Animal Planet’s DOGS 101 and CATS 101.
She hosts her own weekly half hour Internet radio show and a twice monthly live TV segment and teaches media training for authors. As a musician, songwriter, actor and playwright, Amy brings her pet-centric viewpoint to public appearances and performances and is a frequent conference presenter including Oklahoma Writers Federation, Thrillerfest, and the Cat Writers Association.
Amy lives somewhere in North Texas surrounded by 500 weed-challenged rose bushes, a smart aleck German Shepherd and Siamese wannabe that provide furry and prickly inspiration.