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Anne Leonard

Travels with Cats

My first (and hopefully not last) book signing

Okay, I was nervous. But the ice broke when I stepped outside to take a photo of my name on the venue and talked a couple walking by into buying my book. I sold some books. Saw many photos of other people’s cats. Heard more than a few lovely cat stories, some sad, some uplifting.…

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Gearing up toward that book signing

I am back in Albuquerque, getting ready to head out for a short hike. Toward that purpose, I booked an Airbnb on the eastern edge of the city. Today, I check into the Hotel Albuquerque in Old Town. Took a short walk last night to watch the sun set. Also, fittingly enough given I’m here…

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My nomadic life

Within the past week and a half, I’ve been in Big Bend National Park, visited friends who retired in the Texas Hill County, returned to Houston, visited friends in Waco and returned to Houston again. Now I am on a girls trip. We’ve spent the weekend in New Orleans and are leaving for the Florida…

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Celebratory drinks overlooking the Sandias

In a step forward, I not only talked a bookstore into carrying Travels with Cats, I got it into a bookstore listed in Atlas Obscura as one of the world’s best. (See And, I have a book signing scheduled for December 1. Owned by Jim and John Hoffsis, Treasure House Books has been operating on…

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My last day in Texas

I am sheltering from 100-degree heat in a tiny cabin in the Texas Panhandle. So much for hiking the fern cave loop. It was doable first thing this morning, but that wasn’t in the cards. I slept in, drank coffee and enjoyed a cool morning breeze. Yes, it is hot here but I have now…

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