What a fun read! I really enjoyed this adventure through Japan. I’m a frequent traveler and after reading this book, I’m excited and ready to go to Japan – especially for the food – Audrey and Ashi described it in a way that left my mouth watering! The culture of Japan that was woven into the story also fascinated me – I felt like I learned so much about Japan that I wouldn’t have learned simply from traveling in the country. The author really brings a unique perspective to the story, not to mention bringing her cat, whose sarcasm had me laughing out loud more than once. Who knew you could travel with your cat? I can’t say enough about this book. I would recommend it to anyone who enjoys travelogues or who wants to learn more about Japan. It was simply delightful! – Amazon Review
Whiskers Abroad is a lively travelogue featuring a trip to Japan shared by two main characters, Audrey and her cat Ashi, who alternate recounting their versions of events. During a twelve-day trip, the pair visit several cities.
Adventures abound. Audrey is still trying to find her place in the universe, while Ashi believes Audrey would sink beneath the waves were he not present to rescue her. Audrey’s daily horoscope offers tantalizing clues as to what’s in store for the pair.
Written by Carrie Carter and designed by Stacy Vickers, Whiskers Abroad is both an amusing travel story with unforgettable characters and a useful guide for tourists going to Japan. Lavishly designed, Whiskers Abroad will delight both your eyes and your sense of adventure.
About the Author
Carrie Carter has a profound love for Japan, cats, sumo, dioramas, and eating unusual foods. She has traveled with her husband Jim to Japan fourteen times, so her numerous holidays across her favorite country were the inspiration for her first book, Whiskers Abroad: Ashi and Audrey’s Adventures in Japan. Carrie has run multiple marathons including the Tokyo Marathon, and as expected, Carrie and Jim live with an adorable cat named Frenemy, who was unhappy at not being selected as the model for the book.
Carrie lives in Houston, TX and graduated from the University of Texas at Austin. At home, she loves to cook, design/create Halloween costumes, and daydream about meeting Jacques Pepin. She dislikes overly dramatic music used in reality TV shows. Currently, Carrie is working on her second book, a sequel to Whiskers Abroad, where Audrey and Ashi explore further into Japan and get themselves into even more interesting predicaments.