Category Archives: Book Talk

Interviews and conversations with other cat writers, bloggers, and guests.

CYN LEY AND HER “UNPREDICTIBLE” STORIES: INTERVIEW

“You need to have Life to write. It’s the difference between brushing the surface and knowing something in your soul.”  Today I have the pleasure of interviewing versatile author Cyn Ley. Cyn takes much of her inspiration from the part … Continue reading

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WE HAVE A WINNER OR 5!

  When I put out the call to name and describe a character in my upcoming series, the Tenth Life Cozy Mysteries, I had no idea how many people would answer, nor how imaginative and thorough their entries would be! … Continue reading

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IMPORTANT REMINDER: READ A BOOK!

Read a book! A year ago, many of us went into isolation. With a pandemic looming on the horizon, we didn’t mind a few weeks of lockdown if it kept us safe. Well, it’s been a year and we’re still … Continue reading

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A WOLF BOOK FOR A WOLF MOON: Review of WOLF TIME

The first full moon of the year is known as the Wolf Moon. This year’s Wolf Moon occurs today, Thursday, Jan. 28, at 2:16 p.m EST. The name’ source is a mystery. It may have come from the Old Farmer’s … Continue reading

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Review: A CAT ON THE CASE, A Witch Cats of Cambridge Mystery #3

Clea Simon’s “A Cat on the Case” has everything I could want from a cozy cat mystery: thrills, chills, a bit of romance, a bit of witchcraft, a bit of murder, and a whole lot of cats. Continue reading

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MEMORY MAKERS, a New Thriller by DEBBIE DE LOUISE

I’m excited to announce a new thriller by prolific fiction writer (and fellow member of the Cat Writers Association) Debbie De Louise.    Twenty-five years ago, Lauren Phelps and her sister Patty were kidnapped from their backyard on Long Island. Lauren … Continue reading

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COMING: THREE BOOKS, IN NO PARTICULAR ORDER

Some say it’s not really a book until it has a cover, but I don’t believe that’s true. It’s a book the moment it springs from a writer’s crazy thought process. It’s a book as they surge through the first … Continue reading

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A WRITER’S LOVE-HATE RELATIONSHIP WITH REVIEWS

  This post was originally posted on the William J. Cooke, Notes From A Journey blogsite. A WRITER’S LOVE-HATE RELATIONSHIP WITH REVIEWS For a writer, there is nothing more satisfying than having their book receive a great review. Conversely, there … Continue reading

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MY WRITING PROCESS – INSIDE A WRITER’S MIND

  The NIWA Spring Blog Tour may be over, but the advice just keeps on coming. Since there were six bloggers writing six posts each, there are still 30 posts to go. These were originally posted on other bloggers’ sites, … Continue reading

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#6: Advice to New Writers: Run Away Screaming, by Joyce Reynolds-Ward

This is the sixth and final installment of the six-week blog tour series for the Northwest Independent Writers’ Association.  NIWA serves Pacific Northwest writers working to achieve professional standards in independent writing, publishing and marketing. Advice to New Writers: Run Away … Continue reading

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