Seacat Simon

“Seacat Simon” by Jacky Donovan

Book Themes

Pets, Animals, Travel, History, Adventure, Army, World War II

Age 8 – 11

Who is Jacky Donovan?

Jacky Donovan might not have nine lives, but she does have a few. Bored with being a ‘Stepford’ housewife in Southampton, Jacky packed her bags and headed to London over a decade ago. She’s now an established author and, more importantly, curious about cats and dogs. The first book in her Animal Heroes series,  Simon Ships Out: How one brave, stray cat became a worldwide hero – the memoir of the world’s first celebrity cat! – was published to great acclaim in versions for adults and children and is currently being translated into several languages. It has recently been followed by Smoky: How a Tiny Yorkshire Terrier Became a World War II American Army Hero, Therapy Dog and Hollywood Star, the memoir of a truly unique little dog.
In between her writing she has recently trekked to see Mount Everest; tandem jumped from a tiny plane; been on Canarian TV due to her crazy long fingernails; run a lesbian dining club; escaped from a yoga holiday in a dinghy; and regularly does charity work for Breast Cancer and Gay Pride. She currently spends her time between London, Gran Canaria and Asia.

Contact Jacky Donovan

Email: jackydonovan@aol.com

Website: www.simonshipsout.com

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/jacky.donovan.5

Twitter: @heroiccats

Mailing list: http://eepurl.com/buc3lf

Chat with Jacky and other memoir authors and readers in the 
Facebook group, We Love Memoirs:
https://www.facebook.com/groups/welovememoirs/

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