Authors With Cats: Meet Sterling and Spencer
This post is from author Orly Konig. She often posts great photos of her cats on Instagram, so if you enjoy this post, make sure to follow her on IG!
Sterling and Spencer by Orly Konig
When I started working from home several years ago, I pulled rank and went to adopt a cat. A as in one cat. My husband was not a fan of the idea but agreed to one small cat — after all, how much of a footprint does ONE cat take? Surprise! Walking through the shelter, I felt a tap on my shoulder. When I turned to see who wanted my attention, a large kitty reached up for me to pick him up. And while he was hugging me, his equally large brother wrapped himself around my foot. That was it, I was officially theirs.
These two are my constant shadows. Where I am, they have to be. Which is one reason I find myself working on the kitchen table more than in my office (well, space for the cats and it’s closer to the espresso machine). I’ve found countless typos that I fully blame on cat paws. Sticky notes that stuck to cat bellies inside of manuscript pages. Sterling has a tendency to shred pages if I’m spending more time writing than petting him. And Spencer has been found guilty of drinking from my lattes when I’m not paying attention. I wouldn’t have it any other way (well, except for sharing the coffee!).
Orly Konig is an escapee from the corporate world where she spent roughly sixteen (cough) years working in the space industry. Now she spends her days chatting up imaginary friends, drinking entirely too much coffee, and negotiating writing space around two-overfed cats. She is the founding president of the Women’s Fiction Writers Association, a member of the Tall Poppy Writers, and a quarterly contributor to the Writers in the Storm and Thinking Through Our Fingers blogs. Her debut women’s fiction, The Distance Home, released from Forge May 2017. Carousel Beach will release on May 8, 2018. You can find out more about Orly on her website at www.orlykonig.com