Book of Cat Sonnets
by Margy Ohring
(Round Hill, VA, USA)
Cat-House Sonnets: 100 poems celebrating cats
I had been told and told that I needed to publish my cat sonnets, that I got into the minds of cats, that cat-lovers would see their pets in my work. I had also been told that there was no market for poetry; it was a waste of time even to think about a publisher.
Then, my soul-mate cat died and I had to do something. His death brought me face-to-face with mortality. I just lucked out. I found Jorlan Publishing and was delighted to find a publisher who was a woman. I sent Lana my manuscript; I didn't have to format it in some mysterious fashion, just attach the Word document to an email.
She loved it. She held my hand through the entire process. She found me a wonderful design and layout person, Jill Ronsley. She introduced me to a marvelous illustrator for the cover. She answered thousands of questions with humor and patience and rejoiced with me when I got my real finished copies in my hand.
Lana found me a place to get bookmarks and postcards, too. I could never ever have done it without Jorlan Publishing.