Cat’s Paw, from the back cover:
“When cat shelter volunteer Lynley Cannon attends an elite creative retreat at the world-famous Cloverleaf Animal Sanctuary in the San Juan Islands, she gets more than a lesson in art. Accused by vigilantes of a shocking double homicide, she persuades them of her innocence and runs home to Portland, but murder follows in her wake.
Suspicion falls on a dear friend, and Lynley must fight through fear, assault, and her own anxiety disorder to keep from becoming another victim. It all comes down to cats in this 3rd Crazy Cat Lady mystery.”
Right now, it’s all about Cat’s Paw.
My 3rd Crazy Cat Lady mystery will be live on November 10th and I have lots to do before then. There is going to be an official launch at our wonderful Portland independent bookstore, Another Read Through, on Thursday night with champagne and cake. Then on Saturday, November 12th, I’m taking over Portland’s only cat café, Purringtons, for a Meet & Greet with friends, family, and fans. The books are here and I’m already sending out advance reader copies.
I need to get my hair trimmed and finish sewing the cat-print dress I hope to wear for the launch (if I don’t screw it up). I need to decide on a passage from the book for my reading. I need to do publicity: Facebook, newsletters, and right here in this blog. And yes, I need to keep writing new stuff, or none of this means anything at all. (Cat Call is the next in the series, something to look forward to in 2017)
I’m excited about the endorsements Cat’s Paw received from Ann Littlewood, serious animal person and author of the Zoo Mystery Series, and Elizabeth Ann Scarborough, award-winning author, cat lady, and fellow member of the Cat Writer’s Association.
Ann’s 3 complex mysteries, “Did Not Survive”, “Night Kill”, and “Endangered”, are based on her own experience as a keeper at the Portland Zoo and “a lifetime of enjoying mysteries”, according to Ann.
Elizabeth has written too many books for me to list, including two exceptional cat sci-fi works with Ann McCaffrey, “Catalyst” and “Catacombs”. Her new “Spam the Cat Purranormal Mystery Series” features a tech-savvy kitty and his cohorts, most of who are not human.
Cat’s Paw is available for pre-order. If you want it to magically appear on your kindle the morning on November 10th, you can pre-order your copy from Amazon today. Click here to pre-order.
I have the honor featuring the 2009 work by Leslie Cobb, “Small, Dark, and Handsome” on the cover of Cat’s Paw. See more of her enchanting cat paintings at Cat Art by Leslie Cobb.
Spoiler alert: Lynley may be getting a new cat! Here are pictures of all her cats, including Emilio, the character behind my choice for the cover art.