Authors share stories inspired by their pet cat DJ
CITY, N.J., Nov. 28,
2022 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- Sisters Jacqueline and Lauren Kirby have come together
under the pen name of JL Kirby to write a children's book inspired
by their own feisty feline, "DJ the Scratchy Cat." This charming
children's book follows the story of Brittany, and her adventures
with bringing home her new cat.
"I got DJ in college around the time I was going through a
really bad breakup," Jacqueline
Kirby said. "A lot of the things that happened in the book
happened in real life. I really did get scratched up giving him a
Lauren Kirby was inspired to turn
her stories with DJ into a children's book after telling some
children she was babysitting about him.
"I told them some of the stories about DJ, and the next time I
saw them they just wanted to know more and more about 'DJ the
scratchy cat,'" Lauren Kirby said.
"They even made up their own scratchy cat game! I saw that these
kids loved DJ and I figured that other children may enjoy hearing
stories about him too."
Jacqueline and Lauren Kirby want
to share the joy and companionship that can come with having a pet
with readers and plan to share more of DJ and Brittany's adventures
in the future.
"DJ the Scratchy Cat"
By JL Kirby
ISBN: 9781665728355 (softcover); 9781665728362 (electronic)
Available at Archway Publishing, Amazon and Barnes & Noble
About the author
JL Kirby is the pen name for sisters Jacqueline and Lauren Kirby. The sisters are
longtime animal lovers, having had both cats and dogs since they
were young. DJ is their real cat, named for Derek Jeter after the 2009 Yankees World Series
win. Jacqueline lives in New
Jersey with her husband, Michael, and daughter, Emma.
Together they run First & Vine Marketing. Lauren is a 3rd Grade
Teacher and lives in South
Carolina with DJ and her other cat, Meadow. This is their
first book. To learn more, please visit their Instagram, Facebook,
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