There is a new Crazy Cat Lady cozy mystery in the works!
Adventure Cat takes up five years after the Cat’s Cradle short story where Lynley saves a kitten stuck in a gym bag and ends up running for her life. The bag is later revealed to hold more than a kitten. What happened to the bag? What happened to the kitten? The story is just beginning.
By now, we’ve all heard about adventure cats, those fantastic felines who venture out into the wilds with their people. They go on boats, hikes, buses, and trains. They cross rivers and mountains and whole continents, wherever their person may lead. The Friends of Felines Adventure Cat club does nothing so spectacular however, choosing to cruise the quiet parks of Portland instead. It’s fun to take a cat on an outing, and Lynley is pleased as punch that, not one but three of her clowder, are leash trained.
Then disaster happens! Dirty Harry slips out of his harness and goes galivanting up the Mt. Tabor hillside. He leads Lynley on a merry chase, but finally she catches up, finding him in the arms of an enigmatic woman named Carry.
Carry lives in the bungalow on the top of the hill, surrounded by an amazing garden planted entirely in red. Carry has a cat of her own, Hermione. Lynley instantly recognizes Hermione’s unique markings as those of the kitten she rescued five years previous under some very strange circumstances.
Your Opinion Matters!
I’m considering a new look to my Crazy Cat Lady covers. I still plan to feature artwork by cat artist Leslie Cobb, but my cover designer has come up with the idea of adding a shadow of the picture into the plain colored portion of the cover. Which one do you like better?
Adventure Cat is already on it’s way to my Beta Readers! From there is should be smooth sailing to publication. Though I customarily launch new Crazy Cat Lady mysteries on National Cat Day at the end of October, this one may be coming early. What do you think? Should we break with tradition and have a summer launch?
The Ghost Cat Character Contest…
Remember way back in December when I ran a contest to name and describe an ongoing character in my upcoming Tenth Life Cozy Mystery Series? No, I haven’t forgotten, just waiting until I was immersed in the book again before making my choice. This was the call I sent out:
“I am looking for a name for a character who plays a small part in my new cozy, The Ghost Cat of Ocean Cove. All I know about her so far is that she is a teenager who loves horses, texting, and the boy next door. Her mom and dad, Aiden and Nao Smith, are neighbors of the leading character, septuagenarian Camelia Collins. They live in Ocean Cove, Oregon, a tiny forgotten town on the west coast.”
I received many wonderful and creative entries and am currently going through them to find the one that seems just right. The winner will be notified as soon as I decide, and the formal announcement will come out in my next newsletter. If you haven’t entered already, there is still time.
Reply to firstname.lastname@example.org by April 1st to be entered.
Cat’s Cradle, a Crazy Cat Lady Short Story:
Shots fly when Lynley tries to rescue a kitten from a vacant warehouse.
Lynley Cannon knows the sound of a cat in trouble, so when she hears plaintive mews coming from a gym bag on the floor of a vacant warehouse, she has no choice but to respond. Lynley isn’t the only one after that gym bag, however. As shots fly, Lynley and Kitten run for their lives.
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