Category Archives: Writing about cats

Frivolous Friday – Writing About Lily

I’ve been invited to write about Lily. Well, I’ve done that a lot. In fact, some of you may not know that Lily was part of my inspiration for the Klepto Cat Mystery theme. While I patterned Rags after Smokey, … Continue reading

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Thoughts for Thursday – Why Do I Write?—Thoughts on Writing Fiction

I’ve had a passion for writing maybe forever and I’ve followed that passion for pretty much all of my adult life. I started writing for publication in 1973, but before that I wrote stories for my three small daughters, lots … Continue reading

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Thoughts for Thursday – The History of the Klepto Cat Mysteries

An actor wants to be seen, a singer and a lecturer want to be heard, and a writer wants to be read. It’s a thrill to receive positive feedback from the work that you do. For me, it comes in … Continue reading

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Thoughts for Thursday – What’s Happening in the Klepto Cat Mystery Factory?

Fans will be happy to know that I’m halfway through the writing of Book 42. This is not to say it is half finished—far from it. I’m just now creating a storyline. Next I have to make it work—work out … Continue reading

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Wild (and Sometimes Crazy) Wednesday – Did You Hear the One About the Cat Who…

There are thousands—maybe millions—of quotes about cats. I love reading them, don’t you? I guess my loved ones know it because I received two beautiful books with poems, quotes, and sayings about cats for Christmas this year. Can’t wait to … Continue reading

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Mindful Monday – Where Oh Where Do All Those Ideas Come From?

People who have followed my career as a freelance article writer and now the author of the Klepto Cat Mysteries often ask, “Where do you get all those ideas?” It’s sometimes a mystery to me how I can finish one … Continue reading

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Thoughts for Thursday – What’s Happening in the Klepto Cat Mystery Factory?

The reviews for Book 36, A Whisker of Truth keep rolling in. So far they’re all five-star reviews saying, “This is the best one so far!” “I stayed up all night reading—couldn’t put it down.” “This is one of my … Continue reading

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Newsday Tuesday – When Cats and People Who Love Them Gather

I’m still winding down from my great weekend at the 25th Cat Writers Association Conference in St. Louis. I’ve been a member of Cat Writers now for nine years (I was a kitten in 2010). And I’ve attended most of … Continue reading

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Wild (and Sometimes Crazy) Wednesday – What’s a Cat Writer?

That’s probably the one most often asked question I get when I mention the Cat Writers Association or conference. The second is, “What’s with the ears?” Yes, some of us wear cat ears for fun throughout the conference. And a … Continue reading

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Thoughts for Thursday – Unusual Props for the Klepto Cat Mysteries

People wonder how I come up with my Klepto Cat Mystery stories. And that’s somewhat still a mystery to me. It’s just the way my mind works these days. How I made the switch from a staunch nonfiction writer to … Continue reading

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