GWEN COOPER, Book Signing at Good Mews

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Good Mews – Metro Atlanta Area Cat Shelter
736 Johnson Ferry Rd A-3
Marietta, GA 30068
(770) 499-2287


booksbanner_r1_c1Cat lover, animal activist and author of “Homer’s Odyssey: A Fearless Feline Tale,” and “Love Saves the Day” makes her only book tour appearance in Georgia at Good Mews

MARIETTA, Ga., May 22, 2013 — Good Mews Animal Foundation, a non-profit, no-kill cat shelter, will host New York Times best-selling author, Gwen Cooper, for a book signing and meet-the-author event on Thursday, June 6, 6 – 8 p.m., at the shelter in Marietta.

Accapella Books of Atlanta will sell copies of Cooper’s new book, “Love Saves the Day,” and her best-selling, “Homer’s Odyssey: A Fearless Feline Tale,” the true story about Cooper’s blind cat, Homer. Acapella will donate 10% of book sales at the event to Good Mews. Each attendee who gets a book signed will also receive a free Litter Genie litter removal system (while supplies last). The book tour is sponsored by Litter Genie and Arm & Hammer cat litter.

“The tour for ‘Love Saves the Day’ highlights that animal welfare is ultimately about human welfare,” said Gwen Cooper. “I chose the shelters to visit on my book tour on the strength of innovative programs that extend their work with animals into programs that serve humans. They’ve implemented programs that serve the elderly, the homeless, military families, at-risk children, low-income families, disaster survivors, domestic violence victims, and more. Of particular note is Good Mews’ therapy animal program on behalf of the Atria Senior Living Center and their “Golden Companions” program, in which adoption fees are waived for senior citizens adopting senior cats. Love does save the day, and not just for the animals these organizations rescue.”

Cooper’s visit to Good Mews, her only appearance in the state, is part of a nationwide book tour of animal shelters and rescue organizations rather than book stores. Other stops include: Best Friends Animal Society in Los Angeles; Austin Pets Alive! in Austin, TX; and Treehouse Humane in Chicago.

There is no charge to attend this event. Donations of needed shelter supplies are welcomed and can be found on the Good Mews wish list. Good Mews is located at 736 Johnson Ferry Road, Suite A3, Marietta, GA 30068. For more information about the book signing, visit

Good Mews is in its 25th year of operation, housing approximately 100 cats within the shelter, and has placed over 6,800 cats in their forever homes. Adoption hours are Saturdays, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m., and the second, third and fourth Sundays of the month, 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. For more information, visit You can also find Good Mews on Facebook.

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