Category Archives: Writing

BOOK (AND CAT) TALK with PATRICIA FRY

  Patricia Fry has been writing for publication for 45 years, having had hundreds of her articles appear in about 300 different magazines and newsletters, including Writer’s Digest, Cat Fancy, Cats Magazine, Health, Entrepreneur, Woman’s Own, ASPCA Animal Watch, The … Continue reading

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COMING SOON: CAT CAFÉ!

  I’m thrilled to announce Cat Café, the 5th Crazy Cat Lady cozy mystery is well on its way.  I don’t have a release date yet, but I am thinking it’s going to be out before the planned month of November. … Continue reading

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PLACID RIVER RUNS DEEP GIVEAWAY WINNER

Thanks to everyone who entered the PLACID RIVER RUNS DEEP Giveaway. The winner is…. Cherilyn Congratulations, Cherilyn!

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CAT WRITERS’ ASSOCIATION CONFERENCE 2018: PARTING THOUGHTS

  The trouble with having procrastinated my recap of the Cat Writers’ Association Conference for so long is that those CWA members who delivered their blogposts in a more timely manner have already said it all: how amazing the conference … Continue reading

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SALE AND GIVEAWAY for PLACID RIVER RUNS DEEP

Now through July 6th get the Kindle version of Placid River Runs Deep for only 2.99 and enter to win a giveaway print copy of the book! Independence Day! Nobody does it up better than a small rural town. Ember Mackay needs … Continue reading

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Changing the World Through Fiction

I recently gave a presentation at the Cat Writers’ Conference called Changing the World Through Fiction: 7 (plus 1) techniques to effectively promote your point of view and was asked if I had recorded it. I had not, but I do have a … Continue reading

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WIND-UP & AWARDS: CWA CONFERENCE DAY 2

The second and final day of the conference began early with breakfast and the business meeting. Janiss Garza, with the help of her therapy cat Summer, presented a talk on adventure cats, and PR guru Lea-ann Germinder wound it up … Continue reading

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FULL SCHEDULE: CWA CONFERENCE DAY 1

Where to begin? Today was a long, full, fun, packed agenda. Beginning with breakfast, we went on into the presentations, lunch, more presentations, a little book sales, and finally to El Gato, Houston’s cat café. It was such a joy … Continue reading

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TOUCHDOWN: CWA CONFERENCE MINI-BLOG DAY 0

I arrived in Houston at 5:00 am and bypassed a ruckus I found out later to be a grenade scare. Me, blissfully ignorant, walked off into the hot Texas morning with nary a clue. The hotel, a Hyatt Regency, got … Continue reading

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ANTICIPATION & ANXIETY: CWA CONFERENCE MINI-BLOG

In a few hours, I’ll be boarding a plane for Houston, Texas and the Cat Writers’ Association Conference. Excited? Yes. Anxious? Yes. This is so far out of my comfort zone, I can’t even count the ways. But there is … Continue reading

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