Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Meet James Bathurst Author of "Cat on a Leash"

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Cat On A Leash

Reception, and signing with author, Captain Jim Bathurst

There is a fine line between admiration and stalking. The story of a persistent cat, the couple she “dated”, and their... More > travels aboard the motor-vessel Wild Blue. The 50-something couple retired early, sold their home & photography business, scooped up the cat, and hit the waterways. Life isn’t always easy onboard a 25 foot boat, but it is an interesting escape. Featuring Molly the cat.
This heart-warming story will touch the soul of any pet lover.
James Bathurst is the story-teller behind Cat On A Leash. Known as Captain Jim to his audience on the internet, Jim’s style is off-beat and folksy. Writing isn’t his “day job;” Jim was a photographer for 32 years. During that time, he wrote articles for many photography magazines, taking often dry trade topics and making them humorous.
Jim retired from a career in photography at age 52 to take his wife, Joan (also known as “the Blonde”) and Molly, the boat cat, traveling. It was about that time that he started a cruising thread on a boating forum; “The Cruising Adventures of Wild Blue and Crew” soon became one of the most visited sites on that forum with over 200,000 views.
The “captain” part mentioned above isn’t just a nickname - Jim holds a US Coast Guard Master license, a commercial pilot’s license, and a spirit of adventure.
Bathurst and his wife Joan make their home in Port Isabel.  Prior to making this their “home base” for their travels, the Tropical Tip was their seasonal escape since the mid-90s.
The newest member of the Bathurst family is Isabel (Izzy).  She is a beautiful long hair domestic cat, rescued from the Laguna Madre Animal Shelter.
You can view more of Jim’s writing at http://captnjim.blogspot.com/

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