Somehow I got myself into the predicament of working on six books at the same time. This is not something I planned, nor is it something I want to do, now or ever again. It’s not that I get them mixed up, because I don’t. Each project is distinctly individual. And I really do work on them one at a time. Still, seeing six files at the edge of my computer screen is daunting.
Catwoman-A Journey: Lorett Glass inherits fifty-million dollars and is diagnosed with terminal brain cancer on the same day. Taking her life in a new direction, she becomes the person she’s always wanted to be—Catwoman.
I am finished with this episodic story for the moment. All 40 chapters are published on Kindle Vella and available to buy with Vella’s token system. But once the Vella thing has run its course, I will revise the manuscript and publish in ebook and paperback. Later…
Cat’s Play: An eccentric recluse bequeaths his vast estate to little Friends of Felines cat shelter, but the gift comes with a catch.
The 9th Crazy Cat Lady cozy mystery is in the final phases before publication. Right now, it’s with my beta reader. Next it will go to my editor. After that I’ll purchase a proof copy and go through it once again. I’m still working on the cover with a new piece from Cat Artist Leslie Cobb. The plan is to launch on International Cat Day, October 29th, 2022.
Ghost Cat on the Midway: When the keeper of an aging tiger is murdered and the tiger goes missing, ghost cat Soji must make sure Camelia isn’t the next to die.
The 2nd Tenth Life paranormal mystery featuring septuagenarian Camelia Collins and her ghost cat Soji is supposed to launch before Cat’s Play, and I’m hoping it still will, but I’m behind on it. I do have a cover though, and it’s spectacular!
Cat Autumn: In the wilds of the coastal woods lies a portal to another universe where a race of techno-medical felines are waging their first-ever conflict, and it’s up to Niva and her three kittens to prevent a multiversal war.
The third of my Cat Seasons Sci-Fantasy Tetralogy where cats save the world has been put aside for over a year. It’s to the point where I need only one more revision before sending it to the editor. This series is close to my heart, coming from stories I dreamed up years ago when I was still wild, so once the rest of my work is complete, Cat Autumn will be my priority.
My memoir, There’s a Cathair in My Mask: How Cats Helped me Through Unprecedented Times, is being read by an agent who expressed interest. If she chooses to represent it and me, it will be sold to a publisher. If not, I will publish it independently. It’s an oddly-presented story, so it may not be what mainstream wants to handle. I’m okay with it either way.
Cat House: Crazy Cat Lady cozy mystery #10 is little more than a picture in my head, but I got down the first three chapters when I was at the beach with no internet. There is a page of ideas and notes which gets longer each day, but I won’t see real work on that story until the beginning of 2023.
(Not really. Ideas for Ghost Cat Christmas and a “How to Independently Publish Your Book on Amazon Workbook.”)