Boosted by unexpected media support, and rave reviews from book reviewers and web bloggers, Nashville-based author Tom Templeman continues to pile up sales with his first book, My Best Little Buddy; and this means bigger checks to Nashville Cat Rescue.
“We give Nashville Cat Rescue 20% of the profits from all book sales,” says Templeman. “We depend heavily on word of mouth, Facebook and Twitter posts, and book-signing events at Nashville-area PetSmarts, Pet Supermarkets and special events. Thanks to unexpected media support, we’ve tripled the amount we give to Nashville Cat Rescue each month.” The support has come from articles in local magazines Inside Brentwood, Green Hills Life, and Berry Hill Life, and an appearance on Nashville’s CBS Channel 5’s Talk of the Town daytime TV show. “Apparently, I may be the only non best-selling author to ever be featured on the show, thanks largely to the efforts of Nashville Cat Rescue’s Megan Brodbine Williams,” says Templeman with a grin.
Among upcoming book signings listed on the book’s website (www.mybestlittlebuddy.com) are appearances with world-renowned cat behaviorist Pam Johnson-Bennett at the Cool Springs PetSmart in Brentwood, TN on May 3rd and at the Nashville Pet Expo on July 12th (www.nashvillepetexpo.com).
My Best Little Buddy is the heartwarming story of the 17-year relationship of love and friendship between the author and Tiger, a little grey tabby cat who was anything but ordinary. Here are some brief excerpts from 5-star reviews posted about the book:
“This superb and very well written book is in a class of its own! It is a story of love and trust and one that will truly inspire you. It has certainly inspired me.” — Daisy S., Hall of Fame top 10 Amazon reviewer
“The story that Tom tells is remarkable and heartwarming…The book itself is well written and edited, and the occasional photo makes it that much more real. I really enjoyed the story…I can tell you that reading it is time well spent.” — Arthur Bradley, Top 50 Amazon reviewer
“Templeman writes from the heart, and his simple but powerful prose and the plentiful photos make the reader feel like he or she was right there with Tiger and his family. Perhaps that is the true magic of sharing such a seemingly ordinary story about a special cat: by sharing Tiger with the world, he becomes everyone’s cat.” — Ingrid King, The Conscious Cat
The paperback edition is priced at $14.95 on the website at www.mybestlittlebuddy.com, and the e-book is available at Amazon/Kindle and Barnes & Noble/Nook (priced at $9.99). Twenty percent of profits from all book sales benefit Nashville Cat Rescue.