Authors With Cats: Meet Apollo
Today, meet Apollo, a cat with attitude! Apollo is the cat of author SJ Sindu.
Apollo by SJ Sindu
This is Apollo, but he only answers to Kittay. Not Kitty. Kittay pronounced KEE-TAY. He comes when he's called, and takes the superiority attitude of cats to a whole new level.
Kittay and I have been together a long time. I actually got him the same summer I started working on my first novel, Marriage of a Thousand Lies. He was four years old when I got him from a friend of a friend who couldn't take him with her when her family moved. For three days, he hid behind the TV and growled whenever anyone got close, but on the fourth day, I was at home writing on my laptop. Kittay came out from behind the TV, climbed onto my lap, and fell asleep. And that was that.
Kittay continued to sit with me while I wrote and rewrote the novel for the next five years, and while I went through the three-year emotional rollercoaster of publishing. I'm so grateful for his shenanigans and support.
SJ Sindu is the author of the novel Marriage of a Thousand Lies (Soho Press, 2017) and the hybrid fiction and nonfiction chapbook I Once Met You But You Were Dead (Split Lip Press, 2016). http://sjsindu.com