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As a member of SFWA, I’m proud to pass along this list of the nominees for the 51st Annual Nebula Awards, the Ray Bradbury Award for Outstanding Dramatic Presentation, and the Andre Norton Award for Outstanding Young Adult Science Fiction or Fantasy Book. Novel All the Birds in the Sky, Charlie Jane Anders (Tor; Titan) […]

I, Effing Feline, fear that I may have given my gentle readers the idea I’m mean, ill tempered, narcissistic, and cantankerous. A devil cat, so to speak. Nothing could be more wrong! Truly, I am sweet, lovable, purrfect, a veritable saint of a cat. I never scratch, or pee outside the box, or speak ill […]

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You’ve all seen those hunky heroes on the covers of romance novels. Washboard abs. Handsome as hell. Allergic to wearing shirts. That is not me. And yet,  in a way, I’m a real live Harlequin hero.  For I inspired the hero in a romance novel.  Truth, I swear. It happened twenty years ago when I was […]

I, Effing Feline, protest! I hate the way humans use words for cats in degrading and humiliating ways. A slut is someone with the morals of an alley cat. A coward is a scaredy cat.  This is insulting and I won’t put up with it.  That rumbling noise you hear is not a purr.  It’s a […]

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Nope, your glasses are fine. As you may have noticed, this blog has a new header image with two changes: First, the cover for Newborn, released in November, belatedly appears along with the covers of my other books. Second, the cover for The Tribulations of Tompa Lee, book two in The Trilogy of Tompa Lee, […]

I, Effing Feline, refuse to admit any wrongdoing. It’s the Russians’ fault. Maybe the Chinese. They must’ve  hacked my account. Trust me on this! You see, every once in a while I’m willing to obey the rules and include the information about Weekend Writing Warriors that I’m supposed to — but I haven’t done it […]

SFR Brigade showcase

Welcome to the Science Fiction Romance Brigade’s first showcase of 2017. Once a month the brigade’s authors highlight snippets from new work, WIPs, cover reveals or other fun things. Science. Fiction. Romance. Three words that are keys to who I am. Key 1: Science Although I love learning about the universe, I’m not a serious science […]

I, Effing Feline, thank you for your suggestions regarding songs about cats.  I am now prepared to reveal my new favorite cat song.  Because I am, of course, a powerful, heroic puss cat, I have not restricted myself to songs about domestic shorthairs.  My new favorite is . . . Are you ready? It’s a song […]

I, Effing Feline, have been talking about music lately. Today I’d like to discuss one of my favorites, How much is that doggie in the window?  The common misconception is that it’s about a cute little puppy. Wrong!  It’s really cat propaganda, designed to subtly convince humans that canines like Twiggles the dog can be bought […]

I actually feel good today. Really good. My body glows with a sense of well being. And that’s notable because? you ask. Because it’s the first time in over three months.  I’d never heard of sepsis, but now I know it’s a nasty, debilitating disease with a long recovery time. But still … it was, in […]