“The Mansfield Lighthouse Cats” came to be because I’m a mad scribbler—words, phrases, anything! When I don’t have paper, I’ll sing words in the car! I didn’t sit down to write a poetry collection, but what I wound up with covered everything from stray cats to football to love gone wrong. I scribbled before work, during lunch, after work, and I’m still a scribbler! I’m sure my friends and family sometimes wish to consign me to the imaginary lighthouse where the kitties go to play in the title poem, but they’re nice enough to love me despite my craziness.
Charlotte Barnes is the author of The Mansfield Lighthouse Cats. You can visit her website at www.charlottebarnesonline.com.