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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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CAT RAPPER/ARM & HAMMER SONG COLLABORATION HITS HOME HERE IN PORTLAND

I’m excited that iAmMoshow, the Cat Rapper and ARM & HAMMER are releasing a second video, but I’m even more thrilled that one of the beneficiaries of this collaboration is Cat Adoption Team, right here in our Portland Oregon area! … Continue reading

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ANXIETY: PANDORA’S BOX UNLEASHED

Put on your softies, your fuzzy slippers. Make a cup of chamomile tea and find your “safe” place. Turn on your go-to zone-out show, and while it loads, listen to my story of anxiety: I suffer with General Anxiety Disorder. … 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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CWA CONFERENCE- I’M ON MY WAY!

In a little less than twenty-four hours, I board a plane for St. Louis and the 25th Annual Cat Writers’ Association Conference. This will be the third year I’ve attended, and in spite of my usual introvert anxiety about going … Continue reading

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STRAY POEMS

    Curl up, slumber king, your hot weight atop my breast, holding my soul from untimely departure.   Curl up, your purr in my ear and in my dream.   Curl up. Don’t listen to that other cat in … 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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MY CWA AWARDS AND THE STORY BEHIND THEM

For a writer, winning an award is an amazing gift. Though most of us love our stories and would write them even if no one ever saw them or read them, such acknowledgement is very satisfying. It validates all those … 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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THE NEWS YOU’VE BEEN WAITING FOR! LUX IS HOME!

Lux has been adopted! Stay tuned for details; I’m planning an interview with his new cat mom soon, but I couldn’t wait to share the news! After five years and three states, Lux the 911 cat is finally home!   … Continue reading

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