I recently did a photo shoot with Ramona Marek for the upcoming Pop Cats cat festival and convention where we will be selling our books. We enlisted the help of another CWA member, Tamara Ann Fowler to take the pictures, and asked a cat-loving friend, Leslie Cobb, if we could use her catio.

Now when I say Leslie is a cat person, it doesn’t begin to do justice to the cat-centricness of her home. Leslie, the cat artist who provides the cover art for my Crazy Cat Lady cozy mystery series, has an incredible eye for color, composition, and style. We had such a fun time looking at all her cat stuff that we nearly forgot about taking the pictures!

Leslie also has several cats, some of whom joined in our shoot. Those were the best pictures of all! For example:

Ramona: “Come on, Mollie, leave Herman alone. We’re supposed to be promoting our books in this picture.”

Ramona: “Oh, but wait! Here’s Genevieve!”

Mollie: “See? Isn’t that better than holding a book?”

Ramona: “We can do book pictures later, when Genevieve finishes her nap.”

And we never did get a good photo of us holding our books!

Here is another good one:

Ramona: “Please, can I pet Annabel?” Mollie: “Hum, I don’t know…”

Ramona: “See? She likes it.”

Mollie: “Maybe both of us can pet her at the same time.”

“It’s a win-win for Annabel!”


These are my favorites!

Me with Annabel

Ramona shares a moment with Herman

Leslie and Tallulah Jane

And this wasn’t something we’d planned, but what a perfect opportunity to have both my book cover and the original artwork in one photo? (To say nothing of artist and author)

Mollie Hunt with Leslie Cobb, Cat Artist


Stay tuned for more about Pop Cats Portland, coming in September!

POP Cats™ is a fun-packed festival fueled by the spirit of cats, pop, and art! You’ll love the cat playgrounds; artists; music; photo ops; artisans; brands; workshops; influencers; cat adoptions; tattoos; and more! A portion of profits benefits participating cat organizations.

It’s going to be a great show!

About Mollie Hunt

Loves cats. Writes books.
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  1. Bernadette says:

    How exciting! And so nice to see photos of all of you, and Leslie’s original art.

  2. Brian Frum says:

    We love all of those happy photos!

  3. chrisscatmeow says:

    I really enjoyed looking at all the photos what gorgeous kitties. I love all your book covers it was a pleasure to see the actual original artwork. x😻💜🐾

  4. Oooh, I do hope Kerry B gets to go along to that Pop Cats gig. You all look as though you made the most of your cat time, and the cats did too, but of course we would, MOL
    Tallulah’s colouring is a delightful mix I see, and I can’t recall seeing another like her.

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