Author Archives: Ed Hoornaert

Effing Feline seeks his roots

I, Effing Feline, haven’t managed to track down any of my sisters yet (click here for the background), but I’ve discovered some cats who surely must be related to me. Today I’ll show you the first of my famous relatives. Joan of Arcat is one of the most famous European cats. She’s considered a heroine […]

Call me a Prairie Vole #mfrwauthor

Once again, here’s the Marketing for Romance Writers blog hop. For  week 41, the writing prompt is: My First Love Scientists have found that some prairie voles are genetically programmed to be monogamous. They’ve even located the gene that controls this. Researchers at The University of Texas at Austin have found that natural selection drives some […]

Effing Feline is a pig

I, Effing Feline, have the house to myself for the day. You see, Mr V’s off lollygagging at a writer’s conference. I’m left with one of those feeders that dispense as much cat food as I can eat. I consider it a challenge. Can I finish the entire container of food before he returns? Watch me […]

Indescribable! #mfrwauthor

Once again, here’s the Marketing for Romance Writers blog hop. For  week 41, the writing prompt is: My Blogging Inspiration This topic leaves me scratching my head, uncertain what is meant. But hey, it’s not a school essay assignment, so I’m just going to write about any darned thing that happens to inspire me to blog. […]

Effing Feline Googles himself

I, Effing Feline, figured out last week that I must have sisters. I’ve started searching for them. Imagine how awed they’ll be when they learn that I, the world’s most literary cat, am their brother! But I’m having trouble finding them. Can you believe that Google is utterly useless when it comes to searching for cats […]

To Be or Not to Be #mfrwauthor

Once again, here’s the Marketing for Romance Writers blog hop. For  week 40, the writing prompt is: Favorite Book Quotes This is a hard one for me, because I’m not a quotation kind of guy. You might even say that frankly, my dear, I don’t give a damn about quotations. I had to decide, then, whether […]

SFR Brigade Showcase – No bunny rabbits, please

Once a month, the Science Fiction Romance Brigade’s showcase enables the brigade’s authors to highlight snippets from new works, WIPs, cover reveals or other fun things. My fun thing is fun for me, though I don’t know about anyone else: I’m a grouchy curmudgeon! Some mornings (not too many, I hope), I wake up with a […]

First page review: Secrets of Love and War

Welcome to the Weekend Writing Warriors First Page Review blog hop. During the month of October, you can get feedback on what readers of the first page of your WIP or novel, published or unpublished — and, more importantly, give feedback to others. No more than first 1,000 words though. Don’t want to make this too […]

Effing Feline has great litter

I, Effing Feline, just learned that I have sisters. Sisters! I feel like I’ve slept leapt onto the pages of one of my pet human’s books. Talk about a plot twist. I know this because Google says cats have more than one kitten in a litter — but clearly, no other males could stand comparison with […]

Struck dumb . . . not! #MFRWauthor

Once again, here’s the Marketing for Romance Writers blog hop. For  week 39, the writing prompt is: Words to Live By This is one of those topics that seems to have no clear interpretation. Does it mean quotations? Words of wisdom? Good books? I live by words, yet words to live by conjures such massive chaos […]