MOLLIE HUNT’S BOOKLIST – IT’S NOT TO LATE FOR THE HOLIDAYS

Are you ready for the holidays? I’m not! But it’s not too late to order a book for Christmas.

Books make great presents for everyone on your list.

   For your favorite fantasy fan, Cat Summer, a cat sci-fantasy novel where Sentient cats save the world from an evil older than history— twice!

For cozy mystery fans, the Crazy Cat Lady series, 6 books featuring Lynley Cannon, a sixty-something cat shelter volunteer who finds more trouble than a cat in catnip. Each has a different theme, and they need not be read in order. Pick your favorite.

Cats’ Eyes:  Look what the cat dragged in! When Lynley’s old kitty Fluffo discovers a stolen uncut diamond, Lynley finds herself accused of murdering the thieves.

Copy Cats:  Lynley exposes a breed cat counterfeiting ring and becomes the target of a serial killer who murders with a grisly, cat-like claw.

Cat’s Paw:  Two suspicious deaths at an elite art retreat send Lynley running back to Portland, but murder follows in her wake.

Cat Call:  Lynley takes over as cat handler for a TV pilot only to find the show is hexed and murder is waiting in the wings.

Cat Café:  A body is discovered on the floor of the cat café, and all the black cats are missing!

Cosmic Cat:  When a superhero cosplayer falls to his death at a comic con, Lynley is left holding the bag— and a cat!

 For something with a bit of Christmas spirit, Cat Noel, a Crazy Cat Lady Christmas novella. Lynley finds a new meaning of Christmas when a Wiccan’s familiar is catnapped, and Lynley becomes her only hope.

  For the not-so-cozy mystery fan, Placid River Runs Deep, a stand-alone mystery: When Ember MacKay learns she has a life-threatening illness, she flees to the old Placid River cabin, but instead of solace, she finds mayhem, murder and a revenge plot that has waited a generation to unfold.

  For poetry lovers, Cat Poems: For the Love of Cats, celebrating love, loss, and life shared with the feline species.

 

For fans of shorter fiction, Cat’s Cradle, a Crazy Cat Lady short mystery, and The Dream Spinner, short fantasy about a nursing home cat who guides the residents through their dreams and nightmares.

All my books come in print or eBook format.

Did you know you can gift eBooks? You can give most Kindle books available in the Kindle Store as a gift to anyone with an email address. You can send or receive Kindle books as gifts even if you do not own an Amazon device. Recipients can read a Kindle book gift on a supported Amazon device or Kindle reading app.

 

Happiest of holidays! 

 

 

 

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MERRY CHRISTMAS & A FREE BOOK

I love Facebook.

Not everyone does, I know, but I’m lucky I guess. I have no trolls, stalkers, or folks who post gross animal pictures. Just about every time I browse through my friends’ posts, I find something to make me smile or something to make me think. Today I found the latter.

The post goes: “You want to put the ‘Christ’ back in Christmas? Feed the hungry, comfort the afflicted, love the outcast, forgive the wrongdoer, inspire the hopeless.”

That’s a big order, and firstly I must forgive myself for not being able to do it all. In fact, with my introvert life, the one that resonates the most with me is: “inspire the hopeless.”

I don’t know how many of you are hopeless, or how many of those who read my books fit that description, but we all have hopeless moments. I try my best to convey hope in my stories. They may not be as simple as a Hallmark movie, but my hero Lynley has her share of tribulations, and so far she’s always come out ahead. She suffers with general anxiety disorder; she selflessly cares for sick and aging cats; she is kind to humans. She always finds a happy ending, though it may not be the ending she wished for. Through Lynley, I try to convey real life and the real struggles we face day to day. In my way, I try to inspire the hopeless.

This is a difficult time of year. We are presented with an impossible objective. We are faced with moral dilemmas. We are forced along a tide of insincerity. Some of us give in and go broke trying to fill a well of need. Others Grinch up and run the other way. Still others are swept along, hoping for the best, hoping for it to be over. A few of us dig deeper and know the true meaning of Christmas.When I wrote “Cat Noel,” my Crazy Cat Lady cozy Christmas novella, I wasn’t sure where to start. How was I to convey Christmas when I didn’t feel it myself? But the story developed, as stories do, until by the end, meaning was found in unexpected places. It was a surprise to me, and a gift.

Like Lynley, I am a struggler. I can’t help but see the greed that pushes so much of the holiday advertising. But I want you to read my books. So from December 15 through December 19, the Kindle version of “Cat Noel” is free.  Take advantage of this limited promotion here: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07YBLHLMR

Thank you for reading my blog, and happy holidays.

CAT NOEL, a Crazy Cat Lady cozy mystery Christmas novella

Lynley finds a new meaning of Christmas when a Wiccan’s familiar is catnapped, and Lynley is her only hope.

Lynley Cannon is dreading the Holidays. The sixty-something cat shelter volunteer would rather hang out with cats that brave her daughter’s soulless Christmas gala, so when a witch’s beloved kitty is catnapped, Lynley grabs the excuse to skip out on her social obligations.

Though Lynley knows little about the white witchcraft, Wicca, she does know cats and can’t decline a plea for help when one goes missing. Then the witch disappears as well. Lynley, compelled by her cat-like curiosity, sets out to search for the pair, but the task is daunting.

A freak snow storm and a crazed captor take things in a dangerous direction. As Lynley endures the cold dark of confinement, the Christmas spirit brings a strength she never knew she possessed.

 

 

 

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THANKFUL FOR CATS

You already know I love cats. All cats. The pretty and the ugly; the old and the young; the healthy and the sick; the sweet and the mean; the housecat, the feral, the wild. I love them, all across the board.

I sometimes ask myself why I can’t extend that feeling of acceptance to my own species. Actually I think it do, to some extent. I try to empathize with people whose views are different than mine. (Some folks make that easier than others.) I strive to embrace diversity. But even so, I find myself standoffish. Maybe it’s the fear factor: some of these people can hurt me. But is the threat real or is it perceived? Is it the inborn instinct to fear what the unknown?

When I was a hippie back in the early seventies, I lived in the desert of southern California on a 40-acre stretch of unimproved wilds. The sections sold for $40 down and $40 a month, affordable even to us. The others who bought these parcels in the absolute midst of nowhere were a varied bunch, but we all had one thing in common: we were running from something.

We made unlikely friends with an older couple from Texas. In those days we would have described them as red-necks, and if you know anything of history, red-necks and hippies did not mix. Somehow though, in this wasteland of desert scrub, we found the things we had in common: whiskey, pool, chicken wings. We often got together for a few games and a few shots. For a long time, no one brought up our obvious differences, such as my boyfriend Tom’s long, long hair or the fact we were living in sin.

Then, at a Thanksgiving dinner of chicken wings and whiskey, it happened . The man, whose name I’ve long forgotten, began to rant about how much he hated the hippies. He went on for a several minutes while we just sat there wondering if we were about to be thrown out the door… or worse! (There was a shotgun above the kitchen table, and after all, this was country where a body would never be found.)

Suddenly he turned to Tom, looked him in the eye, and said, “Not you, of course. I’m not talking about you. I like you.”

The lesson I learned right then and there, and have never forgotten since, is that the fear of difference fades with association.

That said, I still get along better with cats.

Have a wonderful holiday, and try to be tolerant of those who are not the same as you. Then you can go home to your cats and be proud of a job well done.

 

 

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iAmMoshow Does It Again! 40K For Cats!

 

Who doesn’t love National Cat Day? Of course we know that to cat people, every day is Cat Day, but it’s fun to pull out all the stops with an extra special celebration once a year. And this October 29th, something wonderful did happen for two cat shelters, one of them right here in my home town!

You may remember that about a year ago I interviewed Portland’s one and only cat rapper, iAmMoshow. He had done a video for Arm & Hammer, who had in turn pledged a huge donation to Mac’s Fund if the video got a million hits. This year they did it again, and one of the benefiting shelters was our own Cat Adoption Team in Sherwood, right outside Portland. If Moshow’s video got 2 million hits in the prescribed time, Arm & Hammer would donate $10,000 each to CAT and another shelter, ACCT Philly in Pennsylvania. The video far exceeded expectations, with 8 million hits, and here’s the surprise:

From Arm & Hammer’s official Press Release:

“The Maker of ARM & HAMMER™ Cat Litter Surprises Two Cat Welfare Organizations by Doubling a Donation to $40K after Success of Cat Rap Video “Double Duty,” starring iAmMoshow.

Thanks to fans who watched the video 4x more than the goal of 2 million views, ARM & HAMMER™ shocked Cat Adoption Team in Oregon and ACCT Philly in Pennsylvania with an extra $20K.

   

In July, ARM & HAMMER™ and iAmMoshow released “Double Duty” in hopes of generating excitement for cat owners, inspiring fans to help their local community cats and ultimately giving more power to all cat lovers. Thanks to all the fans who watched and shared the video, CAT and ACCT Philly received an additional $10,000 for a total of $20,000 each to help fund their efforts of keeping community cats safe, healthy and able to find good homes for adoption.”

 

Lets give a special thank you to Moshow, who donated his time, energy, and love to this unique project. That man is one of the hardest working people I know, and he is all about cats! Though I was unable to attend the donation ceremony at CAT last Tuesday, I did get to see Moshow preform at Pop Cats a few weeks ago. The energy in the room was amazing! He seems to bring out the best in people with his unabashed positivism. Thank you, Moshow! We love you!

 

About iAmMoshow, The Cat Rapper™
iAmMoshow is the internet’s premiere Cat Rapper. Born and raised in inner Baltimore, MD, he combined his passion for rap and cats to defy the odds and build a name for himself. Some of his most popular songs include Cat Bath Rap, Cat Emotions and Cat World and has three albums available on YouTube, Spotify, Google Play, Amazon Music, Deezer, Apple Music and iHeartRadio.

Currently living in Portland, OR, with his 5 cats – Black $avage, Sushi, Lil Parmesan, MegaMam, and Ravioli – iAmMoshow is on a mission to inspire the world, sharing with others the lessons he has learned, to not give up on yourself and follow your dreams, no matter where they take you. To learn more, check out www.facebook.com/iammoshow and follow @iammoshow on Instagram. Don’t forget to tag #BeautifulCatLadyWednesdays.

About Cat Adoption Team
Cat Adoption Team (CAT) is the largest cat shelter in the Pacific Northwest. We offer adoption, foster care, and veterinary services to homeless cats and kittens. With over 20 years of experience and nearly 50,000 adoptions, we know cats! While in our care, cats and kittens have access to enrichment activities, behavior modification, medical care, and a variety of housing options to meet their individual needs.Through our carefully supervised adoption program, more than 3,200 cats and kittens are adopted into loving homes each year.

 

 

 

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8 WAYS TO SUPPORT A BOOK LAUNCH WITHOUT ACTUALLY GOING

Yes, it’s a little bit snarky, but the tips are from the heart.

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2 Launches-4 Genres-6 New Books!

All book launches are exciting, but the coming launch of Cat Noel, a Crazy Cat Lady Christmas Novella, will be the cat’s pajamas. I’m sharing the spotlight with fellow Sister in Crime author Heather Ames and her new suspense mystery, Swift Retribution, the 3rd in Heather’s Brian Swift & Kaylen Roberts series.

But wait! There’s more!

Heather will also have two all-new reissues: Indelible, (Brian Swift & Kaylen Roberts series #1) and All That Glitters, a romantic/suspense stand-alone.

I’ll be bringing my just-released Crazy Cat Lady cozy mystery (#6), Cosmic Cat, as well as the first book in a new sci-fantasy tetralogy, Cat Summer.

We will both have copies of our other books on hand, as well as Series Sets at a bargain price.

Please join us for tea and wine at Another Read Through Bookstore, Thursday October 17th at 7:00. It will be quite an evening!

Another Read Through  3932 N Mississippi Ave, Portland, Oregon 97227

Note: The reading area at ART is up a long flight of stairs.

About CAT NOEL:

Lynley finds a new meaning of Christmas when a Wiccan’s familiar is catnaped, and Lynley becomes her only hope.
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Lynley Cannon is dreading the Holidays. The sixty-something cat shelter volunteer would rather hang out with cats that brave her daughter’s soulless Christmas gala, so when a witch’s beloved kitty is catnapped, Lynley grabs the excuse to skip out on her social obligations.

Though Lynley knows little about the white witchcraft known as Wicca, she does know cats and can’t decline a plea for help when one goes missing. Then the witch disappears as well. Lynley, compelled by her cat-like curiosity, sets out to search for the pair, but the task is more difficult than she’d thought.

A freak snow storm and a crazed captor take things in a dangerous direction. As Lynley endures the cold dark of confinement, the Christmas spirit brings a strength she never knew she possessed.

 

 

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CATS TAKING OVER THE WORLD, ONE CONVENTION AT A TIME

Camillia, future cat lady.

Cats aren’t just for crazy cat ladies anymore!

Last weekend I participated in something new- a cat, pop, and art convention called Pop Cats. Since the advent of Cat Con LA and Jackson Galaxy’s Cat Camp a few years ago, I’d heard a lot about cat conventions, but I had little hope one would actually come to Portland. I’m not sure why, since Portland and its surroundings have some of the most cat-centric people in the country. Portland’s Oregon Humane Society is a leader in cat welfare, uniting with other animal affiliations to form ASAP, the Animal Shelter Alliance of Portland, working to reduce cat overpopulation. (They have been so successful that now OHS brings cats from all over the US to keep up with our local adoption needs!) Portland has several wonderful cat shelters and organizations such as Cat Adoption Team and House of Dreams no-kill all-volunteer cat house.

Anyway, they came, the Pop Cats people, and a wonderful convention ensued. My friend and fellow cat writer Ramona Marek and I were there to sell our books, but we also took turns shopping, listening to fun and informative presentations, and checking out the other vendors. There was an artist’s section as well as lots f space for purveyors of cat necessities such as food, beds and catnip. Several shelters had booths, including OHS which set up a corral of kittens up for adoption.

And what would a convention be without celebrities? Headliners were the Kitten Lady Hannah Shaw and Iammoshow the Cat Rapper. (He’s from Portland!) There was also celeb cat BenBen CatCat and his family Norman and Dilly Bean, (who have cerebellar hypoplasia) and the families of Maya Cat and Monte & Molly all the way from Denmark!

BenBen CatCat

Michael and Mikala, Monte & Molly’s people

Pop Cats had it all: art, clothing, accessories, kitchenware, trinkets, jewelry, and an endless array of items for the cat-inclined, but one of the coolest things about the convention was the people! The amazing cat finery- everything from sequined cat ears to entire furry costumes! And it wasn’t just the women and children, either. Men sported cat ears and hats, tee shirts, cosmic pants, and I even saw a few tails among the crowd.

Cats aren’t just for crazy cat ladies anymore! I can’t wait for the next Pop Cats to come to town!

About Pop Cats: POP Cats is a fun-packed festival fueled by the spirit of cats, pop, and art! You’ll love the cat playgrounds; artists; music; photo ops; artisans; brands; workshops; influencers; cat adoptions; and more! A portion of profits benefits participating cat organizations.

 

 

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A BOOK, A LAUNCH, AND A CAT CONVENTION!

Tyler got something to say!

One week!

Cosmic Cat launches in one week!

I’m excited, not just because I’m bringing a new book out into the light, but also because it will be launching from a particularly thrilling venue, Pop Cats Portland-Cat, Pop, and Art Convention. It’s great to have a cat-con come to Portland! We’ve all heard praises sung for Cat-Con LA and Jackson Galaxy’s Cat Camp. Now we will have our own Pacific Northwest version, and cat people will be coming from all around. Since I’m an exhibitor, I’ll be front and center for the cat event of the season.

A little about Cosmic Cat:

As some of you know, I embrace the sci-fi-fantasy culture who dresses up as their favorite character and goes to conventions to see the actors who play those heroes and villains. Last weekend, I attended Rose City Comic-con, and it was a real joy to be among my people. Cosmic Cat begins in that culture:

When a superhero cosplayer falls to his death at a comic con, Lynley is left holding the bag— and a cat!

Sixty-something cat shelter volunteer Lynley Cannon is helping a friend sell her wares at Bridgetown Comic-con when the costumed Captain Cat is murdered in front of her. To her shock, her friend Esmae, a respected philanthropist, is arrested for the crime. Lynley’s sure she is innocent in spite of overwhelming evidence to the contrary, but Esmae isn’t talking. Is she covering for someone, or is she guilty after all?

To find the answers, Lynley dons her Star Trek uniform to go undercover with the Captain’s tribe of vigilante cosplayers, but when another of the Avengers is killed, things happen fast and Lynley finds herself on the wrong end of murder.

I will be signing and selling Cosmic Cat at my Pop Cats table, and for a special twist and in honor of the cosplay theme and Lynley’s bold gesture, I will be wearing my own Star Trek uniform for the launch. Come by and check it out: Mollie & Ramona, Cat Books at table #126. There will be a raffle!

Besides Cosmic Cat, I will have the other 5 Crazy Cat Lady cozy mysteries plus my new sci-fantasy, Cat Summer. I’m sharing the table with cat writer Ramona Marek who will have her cat “owner’s manual” Cats for the Genius.

Note: You will need a Pop Cats ticket to get into the convention. It will be fun with lots of vendors, exhibits, presenters, and cats, most covered by your ticket. See the schedule here.

 

 

 

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PRESS RELEASE: COSMIC CAT LAUNCH AT POP CATS PORTLAND

Mollie Hunt will launch her latest Crazy Cat Lady cozy mystery, COSMIC CAT, at Pop Cats Portland, this coming September 28th, 2019. COSMIC CAT is the 6th  book in the Crazy Cat Lady cozy mystery series, featuring Lynley Cannon, a sixty-something cat shelter volunteer who finds more trouble than a cat in catnip.

Pop Cats Cat, Pop, and Art Convention is the purr-fect venue for the launch of Mollie’s cat-centric mystery. Visit her at her booth, Mollie and Ramona (Marek), Cat Books, #126, for a signed copy of COSMIC CAT. Find out more on the Cosmic Cat Book Launch Facebook Event Page.

COSMIC CAT for Kindle is also available for pre-order here.

 

 About COSMIC CAT: 

When a superhero cosplayer falls to his death at a comic con, Lynley is left holding the bag— and a cat!

Who killed Captain Cat? His tribe wants to know.

When the Captain is murdered at Bridgetown Comic-con and philanthropist Esmae Westhouse is arrested for the crime, sixty-something cat shelter volunteer Lynley Cannon steps out of her comfort zone and dons her Star Trek uniform to expose the real killer.

A decade-spanning love triangle, a band of vigilante cosplayers, a shady pharmaceutical company, and an ancient black cat named Kitty tie into a puzzling plot that has Lynley running in all directions. The death of Captain Cat is only the beginning, and Lynley must stay one step ahead of a ruthless hit man if she is to make it out alive.

Learn about cats! Lynley Cannon’s cat tips, tricks, and facts at the beginning of each chapter.

Excerpt:

“It was like nothing I could ever have imagined.

I was helping a pair of teenage sisters pick out a costume for their new kitten. They were having a bit of a giggle fest and I was joining in. Teens are amusing when they aren’t being sulky, and these girls were enjoying themselves with wild abandon. Both had dressed up for the con, one in generic hero-princess getup and the other as a popular female comic book character. They showed me pictures on their phones of the new addition to their family, a squirmy black furball, slightly out of focus since Kitten had been on the move.

It was fun. I was having fun. I’d put the scene with Gorgon Girl out of my mind. That had been an hour ago, and though I was a little surprised Esmae had not yet returned, I’d put her out of my mind as well. I was there to sell costumes and to take care of Bess, who was currently living up to her cat-angel costume persona by blissfully napping. The Esmae-‌Guinness-‌Cyndee love triangle would have to take care of itself.

The first indication that something was wrong came in the form of a bloodcurdling screech from Bess. I stopped cold in the middle of my sales pitch and stared at her—‌I wasn’t the only one. The girls looked; the man in the booth across the way looked; the passersby looked. The scream of a Bengal is not to be taken lightly.

No napping now. Bess was rigid in her bed, back arched, ears flat to her head. I would have bet money that under the body suit and gauzy wings of her dress, her fur was standing on end. She gave another shriek, and I saw her muscles tense as she made to spring.

I leapt into action, grabbing the lithe, strong cat a split second before she launched. She scrabbled in my arms, then went limp, chattering to herself. I’d never seen her do anything like that before. Up until that moment, she had been serenity itself.

“I’m sorry,” I said to the girls. “I don’t know what’s got into her. She isn’t usually…”

My waterfall of excuses was drowned out by another cry of woe from Bess. Then there was a different sound, one I could not place, coming from above. Bess’s cries had attracted a lot of notice, a clump of onlookers creating an ever-growing traffic jam in front of our booth, but now those people turned their attention upward. Bess was squirming again and this time without any sign of stopping. I had to do something fast before she broke free and was lost in the throng.

A small kennel had been set up under the table where Bess could use her commode in privacy. Esmae would never think of actually locking Bess inside, but Esmae wasn’t there, and after receiving a painful scratch that tore the light fabric of my tunic sleeve, I didn’t think twice about popping her in, so that’s where I was when it happened.

This is what I heard:

An explosion, then shattering glass, tinkling like sharp, fast rainfall as the cube-shaped shards hit the ground.

People screaming, some in pain; some in fear.

Something heavy hitting the floor with a dull thud. The screams amped up to all-out panic and were joined by yells and shouting—‌a cacophony of terror.

“Help!”

“What the…?”

“Quick! Call 911!”

I shoved Bess none too gently into the kennel and flipped the latch, then rose to a scene of absolute chaos. People running, pushing, shoving to get away; others standing as if turned to stone, perhaps by a gorgon. There was a ring of them in the aisle, blocking my view from whatever catastrophe had instigated the riot. I squeezed out from behind the table to get a better look.

The screams continued, though they seemed more of a punctuated keening now. A young man fainted; no one paid him any mind. A woman ran to the side and vomited into a garbage can. I shoved into her space, finally realizing the tumult’s grisly cause.

There, on the floor was a body. Thankfully the black cape shrouded much of the torso, showing only hints of its unnatural positioning. A dark pool was spreading from beneath the cowled head. I didn’t need to see the blood-soaked cat ears to know the dead man was Guinness MacAngus.”

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Books  in the Crazy Cat Lady Cozy Mystery Series:

Editions Available:  Kindle, Paperback 

Cats’ Eyes (Book 1)

Copy Cats (Book 2)

Cat’s Paw (Book 3)

Cat Call (Book 4)

Cat Café (Book 5)

Books need not be read in order.

You can find Mollie Hunt, Cat Writer on her blogsite: www.lecatts.wordpress.com

Amazon Page: www.amazon.com/author/molliehunt

Smashwords Page: https://www.smashwords.com/profile/view/CatWriter

Draft2Digital ebooks: https://www.draft2digital.com/book/

Facebook Author Page: www.facebook.com/MollieHuntCatWriter/

Fire Star Author Page:  http://prairierosepublications.com/authors_2/mollie-hunt\

Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/7768987.Mollie_Hunt

@MollieHuntCats

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About Mollie Hunt: Native Oregonian Mollie Hunt has always had an affinity for cats, so it was a short step for her to become a cat writer. Mollie is the author of THE CRAZY CAT LADY COZY MYSTERY SERIES, featuring Portlander Lynley Cannon, a sixty-something cat shelter volunteer who finds more trouble than a cat in catnip. The 3rd in the series, CAT’S PAW, was a finalist for the 2016 Mystery & Mayhem Book Award, and the 5th, CAT CAFÉ, won the World’s Best Cat Litter-ary Award in 2019.

Mollie’s sci-fantasy, CAT SUMMER (Fire Star Press) is the first in her CAT SEASONS TETRALOGY where cats save the world from an evil older than history—twice! Mollie also published a non-cat mystery, PLACID RIVER RUNS DEEP, which delves into murder, obsession, and the challenge of chronic illness in bucolic southwest Washington. Two of her short cat stories have been published in anthologies, one of which, THE DREAM SPINNER, won the prestigious CWA Muse Medallion. She has a little book of Cat Poems as well.

Mollie is a member of the Oregon Writers’ Colony, Sisters in Crime, Willamette Writers, the Cat Writers’ Association, and NIWA. She lives in Portland, Oregon with her husband and a varying number of cats. Like Lynley, she is a grateful shelter volunteer.

 

Praise for Mollie Hunt, Cat Writer:

“I know Mollie as a true, dyed-in-the-wool cat person, as a cat guardian and a foster parent and, most importantly, as a human being. One thing I can spot a mile away is true passion… and Mollie Hunt has it. People like Mollie are rare in this world because they infuse their own curiosity… with true empathy… the recipe for not only a quality person, but, in the end, a great artist as well.”  —Jackson Galaxy | Cat Behavior Consultant

Praise for the Crazy Cat Lady cozy mystery series:

“I knew this novel was about cats but it’s theme is cats! Cats are as much the main characters as the main character is! — Sharon from Goodreads

 “…Each book drew me right into the story and kept me intrigued and guessing all the way. They’re as cozy as can be for cat enthusiast, but there are also some real scares…” —Catwoods Porch Party

 …an outstanding amateur sleuth mystery that will delight cat lovers and mystery lovers alike.

Cats’ Eyes has so many exciting twists and turns; it keeps the reader fascinated until the final thrilling scene. I liked the addition of “cat facts” at the heading of each chapter. I learned a few fascinating tidbits that I didn’t know. —Readers Favorite 5-Star Review

Praise for Cat Café:

This book will test your observational skills and deductive reasoning…These characters have additional depth and personality. —Laura’s Interests  

It’s a fast-paced intriguing story. There were so many different ways it could have gone and I wasn’t sure where it was heading until almost the end. —Socrates’ Book Reviews 

The characters are great and make this one a great read. —My Reading Journeys

 

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GIVEAWAY! CAT SUMMER SIGNED PRINT BOOK!

There is still time to enter to win a signed print copy of my new sci-fantasy book,

CAT SUMMER,

but the contest ends soon, so please don’t wait!

ENTER HERE!

Contest ends Tuesday 09/03/19

Sorry, US addresses only. 

Lise has a special destiny: to help a clowder of sentient cats save the world from an evil older than history itself. It is a terrible battle, but Lise and her feline comrades prevail, putting an end to war, poverty, ignorance and want. The world is a better place.

Or is it?

A century later, it becomes clear that something has been lost. The new civilization produces no artists, no musicians, no scientists, no philosophers. Inertia has taken hold. Lise, now at the end of her life, must join her cat-friends once more to restore the Spark of the Human Spirit, but the goal cannot be reached without sacrifice. Is there enough time left for them to save the world for future generations?

 

Click here to purchase Cat Summer for Kindle, Kindle App, or in print.

 

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