Monthly Archives: September 2020

BLURBS, THE BANE OF MY EXISTENCE

  I would rather write a four-hundred-page manuscript than a book blurb. Attempting to boil the complex intricacies of a book into a few choice sentences seems an impossible chore, and for a long time, I treated it as such. … Continue reading

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CAT CONUNDRUM COVER REVEAL, PHASE 4 – Here it is!

I can’t wait a moment longer! There you have it, the beautiful cover for the 7th Crazy Cat Lady Cozy Mystery, Cat Conundrum. Do you love it? I love it! I love Leslie’s use of color and texture to tell … Continue reading

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Light Up The World For Orphan Pets

Changing just one mind can save a life, September 24, 2020. It’s Remember Me Thursday, the day we get the entire world talking about pet adoption. Today, unite with pet-lovers around the world to shine a light on orphan pets … Continue reading

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CAT CONUNDRUM COVER REVEAL, PHASE 3 – Getting Closer!

Can you see it? A silver cat. A green bird or two. A blue sky. It’s all beginning to come together. Less squiggles, more artwork. In fact, if you go to cat artist Leslie Cobb’s website, you should be able … Continue reading

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HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO ME!

No, it’s not my day-of-birth but my day-of-rebirth, known in Alcoholics Anonymous as my Birthday. It’s been thirteen years since I took that last drink, one day at a time. I don’t know how much that adds up to in … Continue reading

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Zooming with Heather Haven, Reblogged from Ladies of Mystery

Thanks, Heather, for putting into words the trials and tribulation we writers are facing this year. Who would have thought? Reblogged from Ladies of Mystery If anyone had said to me six-months ago a large part of being an author … Continue reading

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BEHIND THE SCENES WITH A CONTEST JUDGE

Since we’re stuck in our own little spaces and I can’t get out among my readers, I’m trying to do some fun things to introduce my upcoming Crazy Cat Lady Cozy Mystery, Cat Conundrum. Recently I began a 5-phase cover … Continue reading

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CAT CONUNDRUM COVER REVEAL, PHASE 2—What Can You See?

  Check it out. What do you see in all those colorful squiggles? An elephant? A unicorn. A cat…? Is that an eye? A cat’s eye? Granted, it’s still mostly squiggles at this point, but all will be revealed. This … Continue reading

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