At last, I can announce that it will be published in August by Catnip and it will be a paperback at £6.99, with superb illustrations by France Bauduin, who drew the picture above which is on the jacket.

Its proper title is WHITE CHIN: the cat that walked by his wild lone.

I will be setting up the website to take orders, but it is too early yet, but as soon as I think I will be getting copies I will put a BUY NOW button on the top of the website, so you can pre-order.

Here is some more information about the book. It is a novel, set in the fells of Cumbria, and it tells the story of a cat, written from the cat’s point of view, of being cruelly abandoned in the woods and having to fend for himself. He has lots of scary adventures on his own in the wild.

Eventually he finds a new life with a little girl called Kirstie, who loves him deeply, but then things go wrong. It is sad and happy and there is a lot about animals of all kinds and country life.

It is meant for Year Six onwards, but I wrote it in a way that I hope that many of my adult cat lovers will enjoy, and I will include an extract in a later update.