Prolific Cat Writer, Lillian Jackson Braun, Dies at 97

June 8, 2011 |

Lilian Jackson Braun -- the cat who writer -- dies at 97

My frends, I have vary sad news. The most famous-est cat writer of all time, Lilian Jackson Braun, dide this week at the age of 97 (I think that’s in people years, not cat years).

She lived a vary intristing life and she adored meezers. The stars of all her books were two Siameses by the names of Koko and Yum Yum. They were private detektive cats who helped thare cat guy, James Qwilleran, solve a bunch of merder misteries.

The Cat who could read backwards by lilian jackson braunShe rote her ferst book, The Cat Who Could Read Backwards in 1966.

Then she rote two more. They were vary pawpular books. (Well, how could they not be?) But after her ferst three books, she took a brake for 18 yeers. In the meentime, she worked as the “Good Living” editor at the Detroit Free Press for 30 years, retiring in 1978. After that, it was back to the “Cat Who…” books. Altogether she rote 30 of the cat novels about Koko and Yum Yum.

I can’t tell you much about her private life cuz she kept it private. She was klassy that way, not like the Kardashiuns or Paris Hilton. She was eezily rekugnizable with a sleek chignon and Edith Head glasses.

Ms. Braun, I’m glad you are finely back together will all yer cat frends who went before.

Check out all “The Cat Who…” books by Lilian Jackson Braun.

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Skeezix the Cat -- also known as the Feline Fashionista -- has been blogging daily since March of 2005 when he was six months old. His doppelganger, Flat Skeezix, has traveled to Ireland, England, Ohio, Michigan, the Chuck Erreca Rest Stop on I5, New York, Florida, Missouri, and has been a guest of Sarge Charlie and Auntie Bee on several Carribean cruises. Skeezix loves show tunes, and counts among his idols Judy Garland, Barbra Streisand, Liza, Bernadette Peters, Jacqueline Kennedy, Audrey Hepburn, Grace Kelly, Liberace and Elton John. His "special" friend is Daisy the Curly Cat.

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  1. Ina Engel says:

    So sad. Mom red all her books, and that’s a hole lot! She will be misted.
    LOKi and Bean

  2. Our Mom and Dad are very sad to hear this! They love her books and were very disappointed when the last one was pulled from the publisher.

  3. We loves her books here too and were sad to see this – but what a career and who knows how many people she reached with her stories…quite a legacy!!

  4. Cory says:

    We read all her books and loved Koko and Yum Yum. We also loved how Qwilleran always used a turkey roaster as a litter pan…that made us gigglemeow.

  5. Stormi says:

    Dis newz made da momma’s eyez leak. She feelz a big sad. We all ‘ll miss Koko, Yum Yum and Qwilleran’s tingly mustache. Lillian waz a great ladee and writer.

  6. pook555 says:

    Our meowmy had recently read one of her books and loved it too (I mean, it featured a meezer, Koko, so how could she not love it with 2 meezers in the house and all)! We agree that she left quite a nice kitty-centric legacy with her books!!

  7. The Cat Who books were a great way to pass a warm summer day in the shade with a cool beverage. Easy reading, nothing complicated, and a couple excellent smart cats living with a rich, kindly man. Doesn’t get much better! Nice to see an updated picture of her.

  8. I have never had the privilege, to have read any of her cat books!! Thank,s so much for sharing a new Cat Author for me! I will be in book shops tomorrow, R.I.P Great Cat Lady

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