Skip to main content


Who's Publishing What: Heavenly Headbutts

After she lost three aging cats in the space of a year and a half, author and ailurophile Allia Zobel Nolan needed a resource that could soothe the gut-wrenching loss and at the same time elicit a glimmer of hope. She couldn’t find what she was looking for, so she wrote the book herself.

The result, Heavenly Headbutts: Reflections of Hope about Cats and Eternity, is 90 pages of affirming scripture, engaging photographs and short anecdotes and opinions by the author and everyone from Isaiah to C. S Lewis and George MacDonald to James Harriot about the possibility that the same animals who’ve been our soulmates on earth will be sharing our lives in some form or another in the hereafter. It's available on Amazon in print and as an ebook.

“My wish,” says Zobel Nolan, “is that Heavenly Headbutts will pull a soft coverlet of hope over the hearts of those who’ve lost a beloved pet so they can put one foot in front of the other and step out in faith.”

But, she says, the book is not just for those grieving. “It encourages thoughtful reflection and holds out joyous expectation to ALL cat lovers that their cat’s story is not finite and that it will go on forever.”

Can Zobel Nolan confirm unequivocally that readers will hear sweet sounding purrs and feel the gentle headbutts of their cats in the hereafter?

“I provide the reassurance,” says the author, “but it’s up to you to judge.”

Allia Zobel Nolan is the author of over 150 traditionally published titles. Her books reflect two main passions: God and cats.

Recent titles include Cat Confessions: A Kitty-Come-Clean Tell-All Book; The Worrywart’s Prayer Book, winner of the gold medal first place 2022 Indie Book Award for Christian non-fiction; Laugh Out Loud: 40 Women Humorists Celebrate Then and Now ... Before We Forget, published in conjunction with the Erma Bombeck Writers' Workshop and a finalist in the 2019 Indie Book Awards for humor, and many other award-winning titles.

She lives and writes in New England with her husband, Desmond, their two fur babies, Nolan Nolan and Colleen Fiona Shannon, and their recently adopted shelter dog, Miss Kitty.

Previous Post

All Aboard the Polar Express

On a December eve, very recently, I stood outside in the cold darkness dressed in my pajamas — and not for the first time, for I frequently go out in my PJs, much to the consternation of neighbors, shopkeepers and, not least of all, the police.
Read More
Next Post

Get Out of Your Comfort Zone!

With a new year comes new opportunities to bravely put your best writing on the line.
Read More