This and that, including my cat.

Okay, I had no intention of writing about my cat, but since I put him in the title, I should say something, right? “Meow now” means “I want food.” “Meow, meow, meow, now” means “let me out.” That’s about the extent of Furball’s vocabulary. We used to call him Fireball in his younger days when he climbed walls. Very entertaining. No more. Now he’s lazy except when it comes to eating. He still runs to the 5 gallon bucket or bag, stands on his hind legs and tries to eat from the container before I can scoop some out. He looks almost like a lion in winter. In summer, not so much. He’s not a lap sitter or even very friendly, but I love him. Hmm, does that sound like a teenager?

Now for what I meant to write—two things. First, this:

I’ve added a book review tab to my blog and posted my first review, The Sapphire Flute. I didn’t expect the book to be so good. Self-published books don’t exactly have a great reputation. I was very surprised to find myself so immersed I didn’t want to stop reading long enough to change planes. Take a look at why before you go buy.

Now for that:

If you’ve wondered about that Christmas Tree in my sidebar and said to yourself, “What, is she crazy, putting a tree up so early?”, I have to tell you, yes, I’m crazy. But the tree is up for another reason. See, I entered another contest, not for campaign flash fiction, but for Christmas stories. The rules specify the stories must be family friendly and under 2000 words, and I’m not allowed to say which story is mine. If you want to get into the Christmas spirit early, or even if you just have a little time to read, please do. I hope you enjoy all the stories. Click here to see the voting instructions and read them. You don’t have to read them all at once, but please vote by October 3rd. The sponsor is announcing the winners on October 4th.

Oh, one more that before I scat:

I’ve been thinking about setting a blog schedule and resisting it kicking and screaming. I’m almost done with my tantrum. If you have suggestions, let me know.

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Indie author-friendly freelance editor, children's book blogger for picture books through YA, kid lit, SF/fantasy lover with special fondness for middle grade, pun-loving SCBWI member, meter-maid for poetry and rhyming picture books.


  1. Cool post…but then, you KNOW I love your wit!

  2. I came over here to look for your story but just had to comment on this post too! We have a similar cat but we call him Grumplestiltskin 🙂

  3. Just stopping by and checking out your blog. So far, I like it.

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