Ellen and Debra have been good friends for most of their lives. Ellen has always been in awe of Debra’s immense talent as a illustrator, and Debra has always admired Ellen’s way with words. So it was natural that they would team up when Ellen founded Purple Cat Press with the intention of telling Ossi’s story.
Ellen says: “When we moved to Hanover, we found that there were a lot of stray cats in our neighbourhood. That’s not just a problem in our town – it’s universal, sadly. It bothered me that this lovely little cat, which we really liked but didn’t want to take into our house at first, had nowhere else to go. I wrote Finders Keepers in Ossi’s voice so that readers might gain insight into what it feels like to be homeless. Ossi is one of the lucky ones, but there are many other cats that need homes and families to love them.”
Our mandate is to entertain, educate and empower. We hope to entertain and foster a love of reading, to educate about pet ownership in a meaningful way and to empower our readers to act responsibly and humanely with their pets and animals less fortunate.
Why “Purple Cat Press”? It’s pretty simple. We love purple, cats and books (that are printed on presses)!