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CELEBRATING SUMMER WITH A BIG BOOK SALE

  Are you ready for some GOOD news? I have reduced the price of all my ebooks! All Kindle versions of my books are now $2.99 or less on Amazon*. There are many reasons why I decided to make this … Continue reading

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COMING: THREE BOOKS, IN NO PARTICULAR ORDER

Some say it’s not really a book until it has a cover, but I don’t believe that’s true. It’s a book the moment it springs from a writer’s crazy thought process. It’s a book as they surge through the first … Continue reading

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MY WRITING PROCESS – INSIDE A WRITER’S MIND

  The NIWA Spring Blog Tour may be over, but the advice just keeps on coming. Since there were six bloggers writing six posts each, there are still 30 posts to go. These were originally posted on other bloggers’ sites, … Continue reading

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VEGAN HUMAN-CARNIVOROUS CAT

I am an omnivore. In the past, I’ve been a vegan, a vegetarian, a pescatarian, and a macrobiotic, but at this point in my life, I’ve found it prudent to be flexible. Whether traveling in other countries or visiting people … Continue reading

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ANOTHER “HOW TO OUTLAST THE C-19 CRISIS” BLOGPOST

I’m blessed! As a recovering alcoholic, I’ve learned patience, tolerance, resistance, and pride. Through my 12-step program, Alcoholics Anonymous, I’ve been given a design for living that has allowed me to deal with my addiction and change my life. Now, … Continue reading

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LUX: FAMILY ALBUM

As many of you know, Lux, Portland’s notorious 911 cat, went to his forever home in December of 2018. What has our boy been doing for the past year? Well, basically, he’s been acting like a normal cat. He gets … Continue reading

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FICTION WRITING Part 2: CAPITALIZING ON THE CAT

  This is the second installment of a two-part informational post based of questions written by fiction authors Patricia Fry (the Klepto Cat mystery series), Debbie De Louise (the Cobble Cove cozy mystery series), and Sandra Murphy (short stories), for … Continue reading

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NOTES FROM THE CAT SHOW

Last weekend, fellow Cat Writer’s Association member Ramona Marek and I shared a table at the TICA International Cat Show here in Portland. Ramona and I have done several cat shows together, and they never cease to amaze me with … Continue reading

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FICTION WRITING Part 1: CAPTURING THE FICTIONAL WORLD

  As most of you know, I write 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. I write every day; never have writers’ block; … Continue reading

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GINCHAN, AN OLD CAT’S TALE

Note from me, Ginchan the Persistent: I have instructed my PAWT (Personal Assistant With Thumbs) to pen my life story so people can see that though cats get old and sometimes sick, they are still as worthy of love and … Continue reading

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