Deborah Barnes resides in South Florida with her fiancé, Dan, and feline family of seven—Zee, Zoey, Mia, Peanut, Rolz, Kizmet, and Jazmine. She is the author of Makin’ Biscuits – Weird Cat Habits and the Even Weirder Habits of the Humans Who Love Them; Purr Prints of the Heart – A Cat’s Tale of Life, Death, and Beyond; and The Chronicles of Zee & Zoey – A Journey of the Extraordinarily Ordinary, as well as the award winning cat-related blog, Zee & Zoey’s Cat Chronicles. She is also the Vice President of the Cat Writers’ Association and was awarded 2013 “Writer of the Year” by Friskies Purina. She was honored with the Adopt-a-Shelter Cat Award in 2016 from for her article “Any Cat Can be a Feral Cat, Even Yours” and is the Secretary of the nonprofit, Pawsitively Humane, Inc. of Miami, Florida. Her freelance work has been featured in Cat Fancy magazine, Kittens 101,,, and the American Association of Human-Animal Bond Veterinarians newsletter.


Front row – Left to Right: Jazmine, Peanut, Rolz, Mia. In Deb’s lap, Zoey. To Deb’s far left, Zee, and to her far right, Kizmet.