Category Archives: Writing about cats

Meowy Monday – Writing About Cats

What’s the big deal about cats? I don’t know, maybe you can tell me. For some of us, cats have always been a big deal. There’s just something intriguing about those furry, whisker-faced, dumplings. Who could have predicted, however, that … Continue reading

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Feline Fun Friday – Questions People Ask Authors

Budding and potential authors as well as readers are interested in the author’s life. I’ve been writing for publication for nearly 50 years. Here are the two most frequently asked questions I get. First: “How do you come up with … Continue reading

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Feline Friday Fun – The Art of Naming Your Fictional Characters

Do you ever have issue with the names of characters in the books or series you read? Have you ever put yourself in the author’s seat and questioned why they choose the names they do? It bothers me when an … Continue reading

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Mindful Monday – Book Readers Versus Reviewers

I received a couple of reviews for my cozy mysteries in the last few months—book reviews by book reviewers who were unfamiliar with my books. Both of them said the same thing. There were a lot of things they liked … Continue reading

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Thoughts for Thursday – Juggling Two Cat Series

People wonder, now that I’m writing two cozy mystery series with cats, do I ever get the characters mixed up. Do I attribute one of Rags’s traits to Olivia and vice versa? Do I actually ever work on two books … Continue reading

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Newsday Tuesday – Promoting Feline Fiction

I’ve been an author for over 40 years and I have 97 published books. Over the years, as I wrote and published and promoted my work I met many hopeful authors with bushels of questions about publishing and book marketing. … Continue reading

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Thoughts for Thursday – What’s Happening in the Klepto (and Calico) Cat Factories

We’ve just published Book 52 of the Klepto Cat Mystery series. The print and kindle versions of A Whisker Away are both available at Amazon.com. Order the print version and receive an autographed copy at https://KleptoCatMysteries.com. I’ve finished the first … Continue reading

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Fun and Factual Friday – The Why’s and How’s of Presenting a New Series

Okay, so this is day 5 of my “me” posts—all about me and my work. As you’ve learned, I have a fairly successful thing going with the Klepto Cat Mysteries and I’m having such a good time creating stories for … Continue reading

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Thoughts for Thursday – When I Put Pen to Paper

Finally I was ready to start writing. Eeeeeek, scary. Would I be able to pull it off? I had already put in decades as a nonfiction writer and author by then. And I’d never taken a course in writing—well, one … Continue reading

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Wednesday Wonders – How to Choose a Cat Character

So I had my theme—Klepto Cat Mysteries. High five Lily! Now I needed a cat profile to play the part of the klepto cat. I thought about patterning the staring cat after Lily, but it just didn’t feel right. Lily … Continue reading

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