Always be on the lookout for the presence of wonder. ~ E.B. White
How Emotional Loss Became A Children's Story About Cats
A Thousand Purring Cats is about emotional healing, compassion and the power of positive relationships.
It was during a period of deep loss that Susan learned about the healing effects of purring on bone repair. While the sound of purring is wonderful, it is the frequency of the vibrations that help us heal. It turns out, cats purr with a consistent pattern and frequency, between 25 and 150 Hertz. Scientific studies have shown these frequencies can improve bone density and promote healing of bone and soft tissue (Scientific American 2003). And of course, we already know cats help decrease blood pressure, reduce anxiety, and enhance feelings of well-being (HABRI.org). Susan's creative mind started asking questions. "If one cat can do all that imagine what a thousand could do?" "What if you could order them right to your door and have them purr you to sleep every night?" How wonderful would that be?"
This insight sparked a personal journey for the author-illustrator which eventually lead to Susan's first children's book:
A THOUSAND PUTTING CATS.