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“Homeless guy fell in love with a stray, took her everywhere for a year, then realized something incredible”

– The Dodo (three million views)


“When a homeless man met a stray feline, it led to an odyssey that changed their lives”
— New York Post


“A tearjerker of a movie waiting to happen”

— Bustle (16 best non-fiction reads)


“The ultimate love story. A lost, troubled man finds a lost cat and takes her a trip across the American West”

— Metro


“Amazing new book chronicles the journey of the lost tortoishell cat traveling 3,000 miles battling blizzards and bears”

— The Mirror


“Strays is an incredible journey melded with Harry & Tonto”

— The Long Beach Post


“This compelling tale is a great example of the healing power of animals, and how animals and humans can save each other”

— Your Cat magazine


“A real love story of a homeless man who embarks on a life changing journey with a feline companion proves the healing power of love”

— Katzenworld magazine


“Endearing and beautiful . . .  Collins’ astute understanding of the power of companion animal bonds makes Strays rich with emotion”

— Shelf Awareness


“Compelling true story of a Portland cat that traveled 3,500 miles”

— The Oregonian


“Readers who empathized with A Street Cat Named Bob will be moved by this healing love story”

— Library Journal


“An inspirational story about love, loss and redemption”

— Oscala Style magazine


“Beautifully written and with great sensitivity by a gifted writer . . . It’s a story about doing the right thing, even when it rips your heart out to do so”

— The Conscious Cat


“MUST-READ book of 2017 . . .  An amazing story destined to be a movie”

— Mochas, Meows & Mysteries


“Written in a highly detailed, narrative style, this is both a heartwarming tale of animals’ ability to transform
people and a humanizing depiction of the factors leading to homelessness”

— Booklist


“A compilation of adventure, mystery, and tenderness”

— Fully Feline magazine


You’ll laugh, you’ll cry and most likely be a wreck at the bittersweet ending. But it’ll be well worth it”

— Purrington Post


Five of the best non-fiction cat books

— Get Literary


The Best Reads for fall 2017

— Modern Cat magazine


“Collins tells the story of a lost cat with compassion and great flair, taking the reader on a journey across the West Coast,
into the hearts of the grieving owner and troubled man who rescued her”

— Animal Alliance NYC (essential 2017 holiday reading list)


“The prose is beautiful, the story compelling”

— Literary Pride


“Obsessions we’re talking about . . . this true story introduces readers to a homeless man who
rescues a cat and the inseparable duo travel the West Coast together”

— Catster magazine


“Strays is told by a gifted writer with the ability to see the world from both a feline and human perspective”

— Kittystar blog


“A homeless drifter, a faithful owner, and a lost cat inspired London author Britt Collins to put an incredible journey of love and change into words”

— Wide Open Pets


“Loving Strays . . .  reading it felt like I was eavesdropping on the characters’ conversations and lives”

— Greg Glover, 94.7 Alternative Portland radio


 “An incredible story about a starving stray cat who finds her way into a homeless man’s sleeping bag and his heart.
Strays proves cats are angels and it’s a story you won’t soon forget”

— Mouse Breath


 “Britt Collins, author of the brilliant book Strays, has created London’s first cat festival… a sure-fire hit”

— Vogue Italia


 “You’re in for a wild adventure. Right from the first page you’re drawn in and gripped till the end.
It’s sure to be a film, perhaps with Johnny Depp playing Michael”

— Surfing Ann’s Blog (Book of the week)


 “This book snuck up on me. Recommended for all cat lovers”

— More Than Just Books


“Strays offers a fascinating and complex twist for all those who loved Bob the street cat”

— I Can Has Cheezburger


“Awww you need in life . . .  coffee with kittens as Britt Collins reads from her new book
Strays at the Kitty Bungalow Charm School for Wayward Cats”

—Los Angeles Magazine


 “Let the words of Britt Collins warm you inside as you curl up with a kitty and listen to her
 read passages from Strays at Kitty Bungalow’s art show to help cats in need”

— Cattiper


“A riveting account of lost cat and two men who love her is a book that will, without sentimentality, tug at readers’ heartstrings long after”

Best Friends Magazine


 TOP TEN CAT BOOKS ON AMAZON for literary ailurophiles
Place For Cats


Among the most requested of GOODREADS GIVEAWAYS

“Part love story, part adventure epic, part travelogue, part social commentary,
Strays will give you insight into the healing capacity of our furry friends. Super-riveting”

— Caroline Paul, New York Time bestselling author of Lost Cat: A True Story of Love, Desperation & GPS


“At times heart-wrenching, Strays held me captive, eager, and anxious for little Tabor”

— Barbara Bennett, author of Soul of a Lion


“A touching, in-depth look at the lives of a remarkable stray cat and a
remarkable down-and-out man who brought each other joy and unexpected adventure”

— Jeffrey Moussaieff Masson, bestselling author of The Nine Emotional Lives of Cats


“A powerful tale of a drifter saving, and being saved, by a stray feline… a
reminder that the animals that shadow us in our lives help to make us more human”

— Scott Carney, New York Times Bestselling author of What Doesn’t Kill Us


“An affectionate telling of a remarkable story, there’s much more here than a tale of survival and adventure
on the margins of society. Strays reminds us that there’s no such thing as a small or insignificant life”

— Francis Battista, Co-Founder of Best Friends Animal Society


Strays is a window into another world, and gives a compassionate and honest account of what
it feels like not to have a place to call ‘home’, and to seek comfort in unexpected places”

— Ruby Warrington, author of Material Girl, Mystical World


29 JUNE 2019, LONDON: Catfest cat festival. Beckenham Place Mansion, Beckenham Place Park, London BR3 1SY


2 FEBRUARY 2019, LONDON: Stories of Cats. Southwark Cathedral, Montague Close, London SE1 9DA


6 SEPTEMBER 2018, SAN FRANCISCO: Shelter cat benefit. Kittea Cat Cafe, 96 Gough Street, San Francisco, CA 94102


1-2 SEPTEMBER 2018, LOS ANGELES: Rescue cat benefit. Moon Cat Cafe, Silver Lake + Long Beach, Los Angeles;


12 AUGUST 2018, LOS ANGELES: Roar Shack literary series. 826LA in Echo Park, 1714 W. Sunset Blvd, Echo Park, CA 90026


18 JULY 2018, MILAN: Talk with journalist Alessandro Sala of Corriere della Sera and Ermanno Giudici, chairman of ENPA Milano Animal Rescue. Verso Libri Milano, Corso di Porta Ticinese, 40, 20123 Milano MI, Italy


14 JULY 2018, LONDON: Catfest cat festival speaking with bestselling author of the Nine Emotional Lives of Cats Jeffrey Moussaieff Masson. The Oval Space, 29-32 The Oval, E2 9DT


28 JUNE 2018, LONDON: Strays reading & shelter cat fundraiser. Coffee, Cake & Kisses, 54 Warren Street, W1, 7-9pm


15 DECEMBER 2017, LONDON: Xmas Strays benefit for Feline Friends rescue cats. Coffee, Cake & Kisses, 54 Warren Street, W1, 7-9pm


3-5 NOVEMBER 2017, LOS ANGELES: Kitty Bungalow Charm School for Wayward Cats Weekend fundraiser. Mor York Gallery, Highland Park, noon-9pm,


28 OCTOBER 2017, NEW YORK: Halloween Happy Hour reading, film and kitties in costumes. Brooklyn Cat Cafe, 149 Atlantic Ave, Brooklyn, NY, 7-8pm,


26 OCTOBER 2017, NEW YORK: Britt Collins and Gwen Cooper reading & signing for Companion Animal Trust benefit. Fussy Friends, 148 Newark Ave, Jersey City, NJ, 7-830pm


18 OCTOBER 2017, LOS ANGELES, Strays reading and talk on the healing power of animals. Los Angeles Breakfast Club,



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