Category Archives: Writing

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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“TIME BEING” NOW LIVE ON KINDLE VELLA

  It’s happening! Kindle Vella is now live! Amazon didn’t give us any forewarning, except to say, “Get ready, ’cause here it comes!” They said that for two months, so now that the time has finally arrived with a note … Continue reading

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HAVE YOU EVER SEEN A GHOST CAT? NEW CONTEST, NEW BOOK!

Ghost Cat of Ocean Cove is now available for preorder! Who’s seen a ghost? Many people have told me they’ve experienced spiritual interactions with cats that have passed across the Rainbow Bridge. I, myself, had a few such encounters. It … Continue reading

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MY FAVORITE PART OF THE WRITING PROCESS

  Do you know my favorite part of writing a book? Aside from the initial concept, where my imagination runs wild… Aside from that first flowing sentence… Aside from the last sentence when I finally get to write, The End… … Continue reading

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EVERYTHING WE DON’T KNOW ABOUT THE NEW KINDLE VELLA

  Introducing a new storytelling option: Kindle Vella. With Kindle Vella, U.S. based authors can publish serialized stories, one short episode at a time. In the next few months, readers will be able to access Kindle Vella stories in the … 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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CRAZY CAT LADY NEWS: NEXT UP – ADVENTURE CAT!

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 … Continue reading

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AN ALTERNATIVE LOOK AT CAT COZIES

Now for something completely different… If you are reading this, you already know that I write cat mysteries. I also read them. I would much rather settle in with a Lillian Jackson Braun or a Shirley Rousseau Murphy than any … Continue reading

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SAVING MONEY WITH THE PERPETUAL CALENDAR

Do you like to save money? Recycling your old calendars is fun! Everybody has that favorite calendar. It may be a favorite artist or scenes from a place you visited. It may represent a cause. (I receive ones from the … Continue reading

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NEW SERIES, NEW CHARACTERS, AND A CONTEST

I’m currently knee-deep in the second edit of my new cozy, The Ghost Cat of Ocean Cove. I’m still working on the blurb, but it will go something like this: Septuagenarian Camelia Collins moved to the coast to fulfill a … Continue reading

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