Cat Editors: Two ACP authors and their feline muses

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Ashland Creek Press co-founder Midge Raymond is the author of the award-winning short story collection FORGETTING ENGLISH and a novel, MY LAST CONTINENT. Learn more at

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Last year, I began a blog series called Cat Editors, after noticing that I am not the only writer with a feline companion who is always in the middle of the writing action. (Below is my editor and our General Manager, Theo.)


Several of our beloved Ashland Creek Press authors also have cat editors — among them Mindy Mejia, author of The Dragon Keeper and the mystery novel EVERYTHING YOU WANT ME TO BE, forthcoming this November from Emily Bestler Books; and Jean Ryan, author of the story collection Survival Skills.

Click here to learn more about Mindy and and her hardworking editor Dusty:


And click here to learn more about Jean and her devoted editor Tango:


And, if you’re a writer with a cat editor in your life and you’d like to share the joy, feel free to send me a note!


  Comments: 2

  1. From the day I brought her home, Tango has been bringing out the best in me. Thank you for sharing this photo.

  2. Thanks for sharing Tango with us, Jean! She is a beautiful cat (and, clearly, a wonderful editor!).