Ingrid King, author of Buckley’s Story: Lessons from a Feline Master Teacher, has featured in an interview on The Conscious Cat in “An Interview with Animal Artist Bernadette Kazmarski” as I explain how I came to be inspired by my cats and other animals.
The interview includes information on my beginnings as an artist, how my cats and other animals inspired me and how that has led me as a creative person all my professional life to the present day with my new line of animal sympathy cards.
While you are there, take the time to look up Buckley’s Story, which has been receiving glowing reviews all over the pet industry, and also read about Ingrid’s holistic approach to animal wellness.
I met Ingrid King at the Cat Writer’s Association annual conference in November 2009 and heard her speak about her book. From her loss of Buckley, a joyful and affectionate tortoiseshell cat who was diagnosed with heart disease after only two years, came an entire book, written immediately after Buckley’s passing. Since then it has received glowing reviews in the pet and pet loss industries.
I featured Ingrid and Buckley’s Story in my series Pet Loss in the First Person in the article entitled “Turning Loss into Creativity with Ingrid King and Buckley’s Story”. Ingrid tells how her career wandered around, forming into a helping, healing profession until Buckley joined, then left her life. She began writing in the midst of her grief, with a goal of having the book available to others by the first anniversary of Buckley’s passing, like a promise kept.