Earlier this month, the Cat Writers’ Association held its annual conference, which includes an awards ceremony to honor writers with Certificates of Excellence, Special Awards, and the fabulous Muse Medallion seen here. The CWA covers all sorts of writing about cats, including lots of nonfiction and even photographs. But as usual, some crime writing faves ended up with cream on their whiskers, too. Among the many honorees, we’d like to add special crime-centric cat-gratulations to:
Carole Nelson Douglas, creator of the Midnight Louie series, who won a CoE for her short story “Butterfly Kiss” as well as her novel Cat in a Topaz Tango
Shirley Rousseau Murphy, creator of the feline P.I. Joe Grey, who won a CoE for her novel Cat Striking Back and the Muse Medallion for Cat Telling Tales.