Guess why I didn’t post last week? I was busy furiously
editing to meet the deadline to turn in my manuscript for Fat Cat #3, as yet
unnamed. I’d like to call it FAT CAT UNLEASHED, because Quincy, in the process
of being leash trained, gets loose and finds—you guessed it, a dead body.
However, there’s no official title yet. Lots of editing left, too!
Meanwhile, a couple of days ago, the ARCs (Advance Reader
Copy) arrived for Fat Cat #2—FAT CAT SPREADS OUT! It does have a title and will
be released June 2nd.
I have earmarked most of the ARCs to be doled out to
reviewers. However, there are still a few left. Below is what the actual cover
will look like.
I’d like to give away 2 of the ARCs at Janet Cantrell’s
If you’d like one, please hope over there and leave a comment. (You may see a
post very similar to this one over there.) The giveaway will close midnight EST on Sunday, the 22nd.
Maybe, with this deadline met, I’ll post more regularly both
here and at Janet’s.
There’s something wrong with me. I love snow. (I AM ducking
We’re not Boston, but it’s been bad here, too. Living in
Knoxville, a typical snow is 1 to 1 1/2 inches, which stops the town for a day
or two. Two weeks ago we had sleet for two days (about 2 inches), then snow on
top of that, about 5 inches. Another snow a week later. Branches and power
lines were down, especially to the area west of here where the elevation is
higher. Schools and businesses here closed for two weeks. On the plateau (that
higher area), they may still be closed. As of last night, some people were
still in shelters. They hadn’t been able to live in their homes for over two
I know all of that. It’s treacherous, killing stuff. The
death toll in TN was 30. Most of our problem, though, was the underlying ice
and the unusually cold temperatures, so that the ice never melted.
The only time I’ve had enough snow is when we lived in
Montana and Minnesota and it was still snowing in April.
Right now, if snow started falling, I would get an
unreasonable, irrational feeling of elation. Is it because I’m part
Scandinavian? I’m not sure. I wonder if this happens to anyone else.