I’m Tammy Strobel. I'm an author, photographer, and cat lover.

I created my blog in late 2007 to improve my writing and to share my story. Blogging consistency improved my writing and resulted in a book deal. My first book, You Can Buy Happiness (and It's Cheap): How One Woman Radically Simplified Her Life and How You Can, Too, was published in September 2012.

Since then, I've published a few more books. I've also taught dozens of online courses, and I've continued to write and take photos.

What you’ll find on RowdyKittens.com: short and long articles, links I love, and photo essays. In short, my blog is a reflection of my adventures and interests.

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