Ms. Olivia’s reaction to the Purrtector’s …

I sent a sample of the Catamondo Purrtector book that I am contemplating to one of my junior readers & this is the reaction I got:

“I can not stop laughing that dog keeps looking at the screen then looking up and growling…

if I didn’t know better I would think Livie Lou Who could actually read.”


Perhaps I should have sent this to one of my junior readers who was owned by a cat…

Still working on the ‘cast’ of Catamondo…

Xander & littermate, Xena de Hunter, in their first photo:

Dame Esmeralda, Lady Montgomery’s littermate & a renowned author of kitten’s books:


Ms. Fluffy, the Eastern Seaboard Purrtector:




What is the speed of dark?

When you’re sending someone Styrofoam, what do you pack it in?

If women wear a pair of pants, a pair of glasses, and a pair of earrings, why don’t they wear a pair of bras?

How come you never hear about gruntled employees?

What is a “free” gift? Aren’t all gifts free?

After eating, do amphibians have to wait one hour before getting out of the water?

If white wine goes with fish, do white grapes go with sushi?

What’s another word for synonym?

If someone with multiple personalities threatens to kill himself, is it considered a hostage situation?

When sign makers go on strike, what is written on their picket signs?

Where do forest rangers go to “get away from it all”?

Why isn’t there mouse-flavored cat food?

Why are builders afraid to have a 13th floor but book publishers aren’t afraid of Chapter 11?

How can there be self-help groups?

Why do you need a driver’s license to buy liquor when you can’t drink and drive?

Why are cigarettes sold in gas stations when smoking is prohibited there?
If a cow laughed, would milk come out her nose?

Why are there interstate highways in Hawaii?

Why is it that when you transport something by car, its called a shipment, but when you transport something by ship, its called cargo?

Why do we play in recitals and recite in plays?

Why isn’t phonetic spelled the way it sounds?

Where are Preparations A through G?

Did you know?

Did you know that over the years, postmasters in larger offices have had cats on their payrolls to protect the mail by keeping their offices free of mice and other rodents? Tis true – their compensation was ‘use of the facilities’ with food.

 Is anyone else wondering what ‘use of the facilities’ means? 

Current Project –

Now that Passion’s Fire, Fatal Attractions and Deadly Rumors are back in circulation in both ember-space and paperback, my main project is preparing  Star Bridge (originally published in 2001, by Silver Dragon as The Peacekeepers) for it’s digital debut.
Star Bridge is a sic-fantasy which pits an agrarian society against a resource-consuming industrial one. And my favorite character is Kazza, a 600# magical alien feline (he is NOT a lion, no matter what one of Amazon’s reviewers thought ;-). Image
 Like Xander de Hunter, Imagewhose story I am currently working on, Kazza was inspired by Rom, who owned me and my family for over 16 years. In fact, Rom was always such a ‘help’ whenever I wrote, that I got an L-shaped desk, so he could have his own keyboard. Once we agreed to share the desk equally, and he could type whenever he wished, he was happy keeping a vigil at the window for rogue squirrels and birds, while supervising my work. 
I should have all previously-published books  back in circulation by Christmas, 2014.
In 2015, I will begin adding new titles, like Xander’s story, which now has a ‘working title’, The Claw of Catamondo and a sequel to Star Bridge, which I’m calling Thunder Moon (Kazza is in it ;-).