I, Effing Feline, got left behind! I was all set to go. I got me some brand new duds: a tie and a top hat, and even a veil for my latest lady friend, too, hoping to score. But did Mr V take me to his nephew’s wedding this weekend? No! So I used The Midas Rush […]

USS Indie 04

First Ever Images of the Wreck of the USS Independence Although I’m more likely to write about the stars, I’m also  interested in the undersea frontier, which can seem even more alien. I follow the real-time video feeds from Nautilus Live as the drone submarine explores the ocean deep. Today, the E/V Nautilus explored the USS Independence (CVL-22), […]

I, Effing Feline, want to talk about tails. Since few cats are smart enough to write a weekly column — okay, yes, you’re right; no other cats is that smart — you may have trouble communicating with your puss. Here’s a hint: listen to the tail. For a few weeks I’ll be selecting snippets from The Midas Rush by my pet human, Ed […]

I, Effing Feline, write this weekly column for my pet human, Ed Hoornaert, aka Mr Valentine.  Do you know why I, a mere cat with minimal education and even less ambition, love working for a writer? Because I love his yarns. Today’s snippet is the last from Thimbleriggers, a story in Future Love, Mr V’s newest release. Twenty-something pornographer Aldous has used […]

I, Effing Feline, write this weekly column on behalf of my pet human, Ed Hoornaert, aka Mr Valentine. I’ve actually behaved myself this week — boring, I know — and I have no witty anecdote to share. Even Shakespeare had off days.  Witness The Two Gentlemen of Verona. Today’s snippet will be one of the last from Thimbleriggers, a […]

SFR Brigade showcase

About Escapee: Repelling the Invasion The African Queen in outer space Catt Sayer just wants to survive.  The working-class fugitive delivers military supplies on her decrepit airship, but her hard-won livelihood vanishes when invaders overrun her harsh moon. If that isn’t bad enough, an idealistic, upper-class officer wants her to risk her life on a […]

I, Effing Feline, write this weekly column on behalf of my pet human, Ed Hoornaert, aka Mr Valentine. Mr V’s pretty happy this week, because one of his sons is visiting from some place called Canada. That’s even farther north than Phoenix, I think. Up there, houses are heated, instead of cooled. Those people have the right idea! Today’s snippet […]

Why did Stephan Pastis have to use my name in today’s Pearls Before Swine comic strip? And then make fun of my books’ sales? Okay, I admit they pale before the sales of his books, but … sheesh! Click to see the punchline. And the punchline makes it even worse.  Pastis, you #@&#, you knew I used […]

I, Effing Feline, post this weekly column on behalf of my pet human, Ed Hoornaert, aka Mr Valentine. My cousin Lee, who lives in a zoo, read about the weight gain I mentioned in last week’s post, and sent me a picture of him to inspire me. Thanks, Lee! I feel thinner just looking at you. Today’s snippet […]


Free books. Inexpensive books. Good books. If you’re a regular, you know I’m an active member of the Science Fiction Romance Brigade. Brigade authors are cooperating in a cross promotion of books that are marked down until this coming Friday, July 22. My entry in the promotion, available for only 99c, is — Alien Contact […]


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