Category Archives: Writing about cats

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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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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