Category Archives: Writing about cats

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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Tell-all Tuesday – Why Cozy Mysteries?

Okay, so the decision was made. I would write what I called light mysteries—fun, easy-reading, light-hearted mysteries. I’d been reading them and liked the feel-good feeling of having entered a world apart from my reality and being thoroughly entertained throughout … Continue reading

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Mindful Monday – My Path Into the Wonderful World of Fiction

This week we’re going to shake up things a bit. People ask and I’m going to answer your burning questions about writing cozy mysteries with cats. You’ll see some new titles for the daily blogs and it’s your opportunity to … Continue reading

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Frivolous Friday – Growing Ideas

I don’t know about other authors, but my ideas (for nonfiction as well as for fiction) have always come from life experiences, my interests, my curiosities, things I know, things I want to know more about, and my desire to … Continue reading

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Thoughts for Thursday – Most Asked Questions

Many non-writers are interested in what actually goes into the writing process. They ask, “Do you sit and wait for inspiration?” “Where do the ideas come from?” “Do you write every day?” “What’s your schedule?” I get different questions from … Continue reading

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