Pump Up Your Book Presents Purrs of Wisdom Book Blast – Win $25 Amazon GC & Free e-Books!

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Join Ingrid King, author of the nonfiction pet book, Purrs of Wisdom: Conscious Living Feline Style, as she tours the blogosphere December 3 – January 11 on her first Book Blast with Pump Up Your Book!  Ingrid will be giving away a $25 Amazon GC, one autographed paperback copy and 3 electronic copies of her book!  To enter, fill out the Rafflecopter form below and good luck! (We are still recruiting bloggers for this giveaway.  To sign up, click here.  Last day to sign up is December 25)


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

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


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Pump Up Your Book and Ingrid King are teaming up to give you a chance to win some fabulous prizes!


Here’s how it works:

Each person will enter this giveaway by liking, following, subscribing and tweeting about this giveaway through the Rafflecopter form placed on blogs throughout the tour. If your blog isn’t set up to accept the form, we offer another way for you to participate by having people comment on your blog then directing them to where they can fill out the form to gain more entries.

This promotion will run from December 3 – January 11. The winner will be chosen randomly by Rafflecopter, contacted by email and announced on January 12, 2013.

Each blogger who participates is eligible to enter and win.

Visit each blog stop below to gain more entries as the Rafflecopter widget will be placed on each blog for the duration of the tour.

If you would like to participate, email Dorothy at thewriterslife(at)gmail.com. Last day to sign up is December 25. What a great way to not only win these fabulous prizes, but to gain followers and comments too! Good luck everyone!


a Rafflecopter giveaway

Congratulations to the following winners!

$25 Amazon GC + paperback: Rebecca Sweeney Graff

ebook: Deborah Neal

ebook: Deb PelletierCouture

ebook: Leslie Luke Stanziani

Please contact Dorothy at thewriterslife (at) gmail.com and claim your prize!  If we do not hear from you within 72 hours, another winner will be drawn.  Congratulations!


Purrs of Wisdom Virtual Book Blast Schedule

Monday, December 3

Mochas, Mysteries and More

Tuesday, December 4

Bunny’s Reviews

Read It All Book Reviews

Wednesday, December 5

Delphina Reads Too Much

My Devotional Thoughts

Thursday, December 6

Books Books the Magical Fruit

Friday, December 7

Socrates Book Reviews

Monday, December 10

Maureen’s Musings

Create With Joy

Through Squirrel’s Eyes

Words From the Tampa Bookworm

My Book Addiction and More

Tuesday, December 11

Icefairy’s Treasure Chest

Wednesday, December 12

Miki’s Hope

Inside BJ’s Head

Thursday, December 13

Literarily Speaking

The Writer’s Life

Friday, December 14

Hardcover Feedback

Wednesday, January 2

The Busy Mom’s Daily

Melissa’s Eclectic Bookshelf

Minding Spot

Thursday, January 3

Lori’s Reading Corner

Dogs Rule, Cats Drool

Friday, January 4

Read It All Book Reviews

So Little Time…

Monday, January 7

Parenting from a child’s point of view

SOS Aloha Book Blog

Tuesday, January 8

Celtic Lady’s Reviews

Wednesday, January 9

Satisfaction for Insatiable Readers

Thursday, January 10

As the Pages Turn

Friday, January 11

Herding Cats & Burning Soup


Monday, January 14

Book Review at Examiner

Ingrid King’s PURRS OF WISDOM BOOK BLAST will officially begin on December 3 and end on January 11 2012. Please contact Dorothy Thompson at thewriterslife(at)gmail.com if you are interested in hosting this event. Thank you!


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