Category Archives: Cats and Writers

Paws Up for Wednesday – Calico Cat Mysteries Signing Event

Yes, I’ll be signing and pawtographing Olivia’s books at a new bookstore in Santa Paula, CA Saturday, May 14, 2022. Yay! It’s a long-time coming because, as you know, the Calico Cat Mystery series (featuring Olivia) was created during a … Continue reading

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Paws Up for Wednesday – What’s Happening in the Klepto and Calico Cat Mysteries Factory

There seems to never be a dull moment in our offices. So far this year we’ve produced four new books for you—Yes, FOUR in less than three months. From the Klepto Cat series, Rags Lends a Helping Paw (55) (in … Continue reading

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Mindful Monday – National Cat Lady Day

No, I didn’t make it up. April 19 is actually observed by many as National Cat Lady Day. This official observance started three years ago at CatCon, they say, in order to change the traditional perception of the crazy cat … Continue reading

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Wild (and Sometimes Crazy) Wednesday – Having Fun With Fiction

This week we’re exploring the world of fiction-writing. Here are some scenarios you might get a kick out of. As you may or may not know there’s a lot of research that goes into most fiction books. I’ve had to … Continue reading

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Mindful Monday – I Don’t Write for Children

Truly, this is something I’m often accused of. “Oh, you write those cute little books for children.” “You’re a children’s book author.” No I’m not. And those of you who read the Klepto Cat Mysteries know that I don’t write … 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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Frivolous Friday—Cats in the Home Workplace

Many of us work at home these days. And home is often where the cat is. How do you manage your cat in your home workplace? Is she welcome there as she is in the rest of the house? I … Continue reading

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Blog Tour – Never-Before-Revealed Facts About Me—the Author and Cat Lover

I’m in the limelight today. If you think you know all there is to know about me, think again. What are some of my most unorthodox writing techniques? What five words would I use to describe myself? Do you know … Continue reading

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Mindful Monday – Furry Roadblocks to Publishing Success

Because Book 27 of the Klepto Cat Mystery series ended with a bit of a cliffhanger, fans are waiting even more fervently for Book 28 and I’m doing my best to get it out quickly. However, there is a process … Continue reading

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Wild (and Sometimes Crazy) Wednesday – Having Fun With Words

Most of you are familiar with my Klepto Cat Mystery series. You’ve probably noticed that I use cat-related titles for all my books. “Cat-Eye Witness,” “Sleight of Paw,” “Mansion of Meows,” “By Cat or By Crook,” Merriment, Mayhem, and Meows,” … Continue reading

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