Author Archives: Ed Hoornaert

Love, laughter, and bright bulbs #mfrwauthor

Welcome to the second year of the Marketing for Romance Writers yearlong blog hop. This week, the writing prompt is: How much of myself is in my writing? Short answer: Less and less with each book. Long answer: My first published novel contained a number of elements of my life. The setting was the Chicago neighborhood […]

Effing Feline is starving

I, Effing Feline, am starving. Mr V (my pet human) thinks I ate too much over the holidays, so he’s put me on a diet. He’s starting to call me Jabba the Cat. How humiliating. I’m sure you’ll agree that I don’t need to lose weight! So I’m asking you — begging you! — to […]

Way back in 1696 #mfrwauthor

Welcome to the second year of the Marketing for Romance Writers yearlong blog hop. This week, the writing prompt is: My Earliest Memory I don’t quite remember Grandpa Polydor (Pol, or Paul after he moved to the New World). He died when I was three and a half, and it was close enough to Christmas that […]

Effing Feline makes resolutions

I, Effing Feline, have made New Year’s resolutions. I shall, of course, keep them even if weak-willed humans fail with theirs: I know I have a rough tongue (hey, I’m a cat!), but in the new year I shall always be nice, never snarky I’ve been called a narcissist. Never again! I shall always care […]

Late night French flicks – #MFRWauthor

Welcome to the second year of the Marketing for Romance Writers yearlong blog hop. I joined last year’s hop after eight weeks or so, and didn’t miss a post from there on. I wasn’t sure about doing it again, because I’m not sure it generates sales, which is hat MFRW is all about. I had fun, […]

Effing Feline feels depressed

I, Effing Feline, am depressed. And sad. And bereft. Forlorn, miserable, and heartbroken, even. Sigh. For over a week, the house was filled with Hoornaerts — Mr Valentine’s three sons visited, after traveling over 20,000 miles for the holidays, and his daughter’s family came from a couple miles away. Even though they wasted far too […]

Love, War, and Purple Cows #MFRWauthor

For the final, last, and ultimate week of the Marketing for Romance Writers yearlong blog hop, the writing prompt is: New Years Resolutions I don’t do resolutions. Never have. But rather than end with such a teensy post, I’ll add that the wife and I have signed up for a three-times-a-week fitness class starting January 3. […]

Bah Humbug! #mfrwbookhooks

Effing Feline here. I write a weekly blog post for my pet human, Ed Hoornaert. He “asked” (more like ordered) me to fill in today because he’s “busy,” he says, with his three sons who flew 10,000 total miles to visit at Christmas, one way. As if that’s any excuse for sloughing the work onto […]

Effing Feline’s Christmas list

Merry Christmas, everyone. (If necessary, please substitute the name of an analogous holiday celebrated on your planet.) I, Effing Feline, am one heck of a tough cat . . . but even I made out a list for Santy Claws. I’m going to share it with you, just in case you haven’t bought for me […]

Yo-Yo #mfwauthor

For  week 51 of the Marketing for Romance Writers yearlong blog hop, the writing prompt is: Advice to New Authors I can’t find the original anecdote, which I heard decades ago, after I decided against majoring in music. I’m changing the names. My apologies to Yo-Yo Ma. An aspiring young musician (we’ll call her LindaEllen for […]