Category Archives: Book Talk

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

8 WAYS TO SUPPORT A BOOK LAUNCH WITHOUT ACTUALLY GOING

Yes, it’s a little bit snarky, but the tips are from the heart. https://firestarpress.blogspot.com/2019/10/8-ways-to-support-book-launch-without.html

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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, … Continue reading

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BOOK REVIEW: FINDING YOUR LOST CAT, New From Dusty Rainbolt

FINDING YOUR LOST CAT: The Practical Cat-Specific Guide for your Happy Reunion (Cat Scene Investigator Feline Problem Solver Series Book 2), by Dusty Rainbolt, author of Kittens For Dummies When “America’s Veterinarian” Dr. Marty Becker writes the forward to a … Continue reading

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3 BOOKS—3 MONTHS!

  These have been busy times for me! I’ve got 3 books coming out in the next three months! Cat Summer, Book 1 of the Cat Seasons sci-fantasy tetralogy, comes out through Fire Star Press on August 28th, less than … Continue reading

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WINNER OF THE CHARACTER CONTEST IS A PRINCESS!

I recently ran a contest for the winner to be mentioned as a character in my upcoming Crazy Cat Lady mystery, Cosmic Cat. We had many enthusiastic entries, but there was a bit of a snag when I went to … Continue reading

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PHOTO SHOOT: FUN WITH RAMONA & MOLLIE

I recently did a photo shoot with Ramona Marek for the upcoming Pop Cats cat festival and convention where we will be selling our books. We enlisted the help of another CWA member, Tamara Ann Fowler to take the pictures, … Continue reading

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PRESENTERS – THE HEART OF THE CWA CONFERENCE

  Though fun and important, there is more to putting on a successful conference than great swag and awards. In my last post, IT TAKES A VILLAGE – THANK YOU, CWA CONFERENCE SPONSORS! I listed the numerous companies who backed … Continue reading

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COMING SOON – CAT NOEL, a Crazy Cat Lady Christmas Novella

Who’s ready for Christmas? Not Lynley Cannon, that’s for sure. But she has little say in it. My new Crazy Cat Lady Christmas novella, Cat Noel, is back from the beta reader and on its way to my editor. I’m … Continue reading

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INTERVIEW WITH ARTIST QUINT COLE- HE’S A CAT!

Today I have the pleasure of interviewing a true cat artist— No not an artist who paints cats, but a cat who paints artwork! Quint Cole, of Colehaus Cats, has been painting from a young age. Here is his story: … Continue reading

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CATS AND CAT TALES

It’s snowing again in Portland. Not much, just a few flakes, but enough to remind us it isn’t really spring even though green things are poking up through the soil. There are some early flowers in bloom, purple crocus and … Continue reading

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