Cat Tip of the month: Did you know that cats can get ingrown claws? If not clipped, a claw, especially the dew claw, can grow around in a circle and back into the cat’s foot pad. The condition looks almost like a button or a shell and is very painful to the cat. Older cats are especially susceptible because their claws tend to thicken. Keep your cats’ claws trimmed regularly.
Hello friends! I am feeling overwhelmed with all the thing coming up in the next few months so I decided it would be the perfect time to send out a newsletter.
Cover Reveal and Contest for Cat’s Paw, a Crazy Cat Lady Mystery #3. Can you guess which wonderful Leslie Cobb cat painting I will be using for the Cat’s Paw cover? Visit Leslie’s website at Cat Art by Leslie Cobb and check out her work, then email me your guess or write it in the comment line of any of my Cover Reveal Facebook posts. Correct guesses win a signed copy of Cat’s Paw. New hints every Monday. (Contest ends when I reveal the cover on July 18, 2016)
Hint 1. It will have a cat on the cover.
Nothing to do with writing, but the big Star Trek Convention in Las Vegas is coming up at the beginning of August. The convention is 5 full days this year, in honor of the 50th Anniversary of Star Trek, the original series. Headline guests this year are Whoopi Goldberg and Kirstie Alley, plus 100 of our favorite Trek actors. I’m over the top excited!
The Power of the Pen Reading and Book Signing Series, Wednesday, July 6 – Refreshments at 1:30pm – Reading begins at 2:00pm at Courtyard Fountains Senior Living, 1545 SE 223rd, Gresham, OR.
8th Annual NW Book Festival, July 30, 2016 11:00 am – 5:00 pm. A wide array of local and regional authors gather for a day in Portland’s Pioneer Courthouse Square.
Cat’s Paw, a Crazy Cat Lady Mystery #3 Launch Party will be August 18 at Another Read Through Independent Bookseller, 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm.
When cat shelter volunteer Lynley Cannon attends an exclusive art retreat at the world-famous Cloverleaf Animal Sanctuary, she gets more than a lesson in drawing. Accused by vigilantes of a shocking double homicide, she persuades them of her innocence and heads home to Portland, but murder follows in her wake. It all comes down to cats in this 3rd Crazy Cat Lady cozy mystery.
Conversations with Writers: a Hillsboro, Oregon group that invites writers to read and tell about their work and their writing methods. I will be talking on “Changing the World Through Fiction: Introducing altruism without using soapbox rhetoric (or putting your reader to sleep.)” September 26, 2016 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm at the Hillsboro Main Library, 2850 Brookwood Pkwy, Hillsboro.
As a fiction writer, I create an engaging and entertaining story; as an animal rescue advocate, I raise awareness of our companion animals and the ways we can help them. By introducing characters and situations involved with animal welfare into my cozy cat mysteries, my readers come away with more than a pleasant read.
Thanks for playing along. I love hearing comments and suggestions.