Category Archives: Writing about cats

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

It’s been an unusual year for us all. I’ve been snug as a bug in a rug most days as I continue in my daily ritual of writing the Klepto Cat Mysteries. I produced 8 books in 2020. That’s a … Continue reading

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Thoughts for Thursday – Happenings in the Klepto Cat Mystery Factory

Even during a pandemic and the holidays—which are quieter than most years, but also awkward because of the national-world health crisis—we continue to write and produce the Klepto Cat Mysteries. Where are we in the process? I’m currently proofing the … Continue reading

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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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