Category Archives: Writing about cats

Thoughts for Thursday – Update From the Klepto Cat Mystery Factory

It’s been a month since I brought out Book 30—Revenge at its Felinest and two months since the Meowmoirs of a Klepto Cat debuted. And I’m hard at work on the next Klepto Cat Mystery, tentative title—Cats Don’t Squeal. Like … Continue reading

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Blog Tour – My Curious Transition From Journalist to a Major Cozy Mystery Author

Today’s blog stopover is at Babs Book Bistro where I discuss something few authors have ever experienced—my crossover from a career as a nonfiction writer to a successful novelist in the cozy mystery field. How does an author maintain a … Continue reading

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Wild (and Sometimes Crazy) Wednesday – Meet Some of the Cats Who Inspire My Cat Characters

As you know, I pattern some of the cats in my Klepto Cat Mysteries after cats I’ve known. Rags, the star klepto cat, is a compilation of my mom’s confident grey-and-white cat, Smokey, and our toy-toting kitty, Lily. I’ve also … Continue reading

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Frivolous Friday – Catty Quotes

The weather has calmed down throughout most of the US. Baby birds are hatching, flowers are blooming our charred hills are carpeted in lush green. It’s a beautiful time of year. I thought I’d treat all of us to some … Continue reading

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Newsday Tuesday – A Progressive Cat Story

Have you ever been involved in telling a progressive story? I remember playing a game as a child where each child would whisper something in the next child’s ear and he would pass it on as he heard it. The … Continue reading

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Thoughts for Thursday – The Complex, Comical, and Cunning Cat

First let me announce that Book 26, the latest in the Klepto Cat Mystery series, “The Perilous PURRsuit,” is available as a Kindle Unlimited book just like all the others. Thank you to those who pointed out that we’d missed … Continue reading

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Thoughts for Thursday – What’s Happening With the Klepto Cat?

I often have people tell me they’ve read all of the Klepto Cat books and they want to go back and do it again. I wonder how many fans have actually re-read the entire series. For those of you who … Continue reading

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Thoughts for Thursday – How Many Ways Are There to Compliment a Book?

Authors love to get reviews. And I find it interesting how many ways there are to praise a book. Certainly not all reviews are positive, and that’s okay. Everyone has an opinion, moods that might sway an opinion in that … Continue reading

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Mindful Monday – Where, Oh Where Do All These Blog Ideas Come From?

This is blog post number 642. This blog site has been bringing you news, facts, stories, theories, photos, art, etc. all about cats for eight years. You’ve had the opportunity to learn about cat burglars, how cats think, various health … Continue reading

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Wild (and Sometimes Crazy) Wednesday – Rags Has Fans

One of the best things about writing for publication is the feedback you get. That’s also one of the worst things about putting yourself out there. You’re bound to have critics as well as fans. Today, I’d like to focus … Continue reading

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