Florida Man Finds Way to Connect with Cats - Classic & Textile Art Pres. Now Author
Author Lawrence Matthews has just published a Kindle book, The Cat Connection, a memoir covering a lifetime of owning cats. Central to the book are the discoveries he has made about communications between human and cat species. The book of true stories also includes several dozen photos.
Matthews includes many twists and turns from the beginnings of World War II to present-day, including hair-raising tales from when he was a cave explorer and a pilot. He uncovered a mystery in a cave years ago that has never been explained, and includes a picture – and yes, even that is cat-related.
“If you love cats, you’ll love this book,” according to neighbor Cleta Lizas, “and if you’re not a cat lover, you’ll come away from it with an entirely new understanding.” Mrs. Lizas has a winter home near the author and read the draft of the manuscript.
Matthews is now retired and living in Florida. He was a former Editor of the NSS News, the monthly magazine of the National Speleological Society (professional cave explorers). He is a Fellow of the Society and served on its Board of Directors. He is an instrument rated pilot and a noted pet photographer. He is President of Classic & Textile Art, known for classic pet portraits and women's clothing.