Faye Rapoport DesPres



Available Feb. 20, 2020 – National Love Your Pet Day

TRIBBS: THE VERY HANDSOME CAT (Writer’s Coffee Bar Press, Feb. 20, 2020) is based on the true story of a black and white tuxedo kitten and his lookalike mom who wound up on the streets when they were abandoned. Life on the streets was hard, but they were soon rescued by a foster family.

Tribbs’ mom was soon adopted, but he was left behind. His journey from the foster home to a pet adoption event where he finally found a loving home taught him the true meaning of being handsome.

Available February 20, 2020.

A portion of the proceeds from sales of this book will be donated to animal rescue organizations.

LITTLE WHITE: THE FERAL CAT WHO FOUND A HOME (Writer’s Coffee Bar Press, Oct. 2018)

Faye knew the little white cat in her yard needed a safer place to live than the tree she shared with a raccoon family. But how do you win the trust of a street smart cat?

LITTLE WHITE: THE FERAL CAT WHO FOUND A HOME is now available in e-book, paperback, and hardcover editions at Amazon: https://goo.gl/DVi2YW.  The hardcover is also available at Barnes and Noble: https://goo.gl/BMZszr. You can also ask your local bookstore to order copies.

A portion of the proceeds from sales of this book will be donated to animal rescue organizations.


Blue-Jay-Cover-10.2-for-webuseFrom an astonishing blue jay to a lone humpback whale, from the back roads of her home town to the streets of Jerusalem and the Tower of London, debut author Faye Rapoport DesPres examines a modern life marked by a passion for the natural world, a second chance at love, unexpected loss, and the search for a place she can finally call home in this beautifully-crafted memoir-in-essays. (Buddhapuss Ink, May 14, 2014).

Faye’s first full-length book is available online here or wherever books are sold.






Screen Shot 2015-09-28 at 10.33.17 AMScreen Shot 2015-09-27 at 1.58.00 PMFaye’s award-winning story, “Who Let the Cats Out?” appears in two mystery anthologies. First published in the popular cozy mystery anthology Mystery Times Ten 2013, the story is now available to a whole new audience in Nine Deadly Lives, a fun anthology of “feline fiction.”






Faye Rapoport DesPres has published a body of work as a journalist and creative writer. She holds a Bachelor’s Degree in English and American Literature, a Master’s Degree in Environmental Science with a focus on Environmental Journalism, and a Master of Fine Arts Degree in Creative Writing.

Faye’s personal essays, fiction, book reviews, and interviews have appeared in a variety of literary journals and magazines, including Ascent, Connotation Press: An Online Artifact, damselfly press, Eleven Eleven, Fourth Genre, Hamilton Stone Review, Necessary Fiction, Platte Valley Review, Prime Number Magazine, Superstition Review, The Whistling Fire and the Writer’s Chronicle.

Faye’s first full-length book, a memoir-in-essays titled Message From a Blue Jay, was published by independent press Buddhapuss Ink in 2014. Her second book, Little White: The Feral Cat Who Found a Home, is a children’s book published in 2018 by Writer’s Coffee Bar Press. Her third book, Tribbs: The Very Handsome Cat, continues the Stray Cat Stories children’s book series and will be available on Feb. 20, 2020. Faye’s freelance journalism has appeared in The New York Times, Animal Life, Trail and Timberline, the Chatham Courier, The Rockland Review, and a number of other publications.

Faye is also a professional writer in the solar energy field and has taught as an Adjunct Professor of Expository Writing, Creative Writing, and Literature at Framingham State University and Lasell University.

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