Shana Gammon Author Highlight

Lynchburg, VA – Marie's Nine Lives by Shana Gammon provides readers with a fun story that follows a curious cat from one adventure to another. 

When we think of cats having nine lives, we imagine that they get themselves into trouble, die and then magically come back to life. Perhaps that is a bit harsh. In the case of Marie, the tables have been turned. Marie's lives are actually very interesting. How many cats do you know that have had the opportunity to live on a farm, a shop that specializes in gourmet seafood or even fraternity house with a bunch of college guys?

Marie starts her life out on a farm with the Woodward's and her four brothers. She was spoiled and over fed by Mr. Woodward. Life was good for Marie until the mail man showed up. We might say that “curiosity killed the cat” but never in Marie's case. She simply strolled outside and ended up going on a ride with the mailman. That is the beginning of Marie's Nine Lives. This crazy little feline stumbles from one adventure to another.

Gammon does a wonderful job of introducing readers to Marie. Cat lovers will have fun learning about Marie and sharing her journey. This is a quick and hilarious read for cat lovers of all ages.


About the Author

Shana Gammon is the author and illustrator of Marie’s Nine Lives. She based the book on her cat Marie; a cat that she and her family rescued from an animal shelter. This is Shana’s second book for children. Her first children’s book, The Great State Cookbook, was published in 2003. 

For more information about Marie’s Nine Lives, please visit the book’s website at: All booking inquiries should be sent to the publisher at: 


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