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Purrs in Cat Fancy Magazine, September 2008…

Don’t miss this wonderful article titled Purrs in the Key of Life in the September 2008 issue of Cat Fancy Magazine. Author Anne Leighton writes “Nora the cat is a modern day equivalent of 1950s TV star Lassie the dog….” Now, I may never have saved Betsy from the bottom of a well the way Lassie saved Timmy, but I am honored by the comparison. Woof! 🙂

You can download a pdf (616K) of the article.

Nora in Norway…

Anybody within the sound of my purr read Norwegian? If you do, perhaps you could let me know what writer Nina Rambol wrote about me in the June 2008 issue of Hjemmet Magazine. We got our copy today. I think the pages are very nicely laid out, and Burnell’s photos look great. That’s Nina’s photo on the right. And the first page of the article is on the left. Click the left thumbnail to see a larger image.

You can also download the 212K pdf of the article by clicking HERE. And please do let me know what the article has to say about such a photogenic feline. 🙂

Feline reveals how to become a good musician…

Image of Nora's Guide.It’s here! My new book Nora the Piano Cat’s Guide to Becoming a Good Musician is available now from

Following in the wake of The Tao of Nora 2008 Calendar (and inspired by my mentor Betsy Alexander’s teaching philosophy), the new book features sage (and serious) advice on things like picking an instrument, developing your ear, practicing, patience, and more. And it has some pretty cool photos of me taken by mixed media artist Burnell Yow! – who just happens to be my other human (and personal assistant).

This guide is only the first in a series of music-related books to come. So keep that ear cocked for all the latest mews…er…news.

ISBN 978-1438230566
To order from Amazon, click here.

Trade paperback, 5.25″ x 8″, 40 pages. (Click thumbnail to view larger image.)

Feline's A Philly Favorite…

Valerie Williams of Temple University spent a couple of hours with me recently. Mostly she was interviewing Betsy, which is understandable, I guess. Anyway, I was pretty occupied on the piano at the time. Valerie is a writer for TU’s PH Magazine, whose tag line is “Taking philly living to the next level.” Val’s article is called “The Feline Mozart.” And it’s part of a larger article on 3 Philadelphians who’ve become cyber stars – yours truly being one of them. You can download the pdf of the article complete with really cool photo of me with head on the keys taken by photographer Jimmy Giambrone. It’s kind of big download (416K) because of the photo, I guess, but it is pretty cool. Download it HERE.