Author Archives: Ed Hoornaert

What a gorgeous Christmas present he’d be #mfrwhooks

In Alien Contact for a Christmas Nutcracker, Holly Jansen is an American hired to conduct The Nutcracker ballet in a performance for and by alien humans from an alternate Earth. During a tour of the aliens’ arts center, Lissette, the center’s manager, mentions that she’d had a one night stand with the lead dancer, Rafe […]

Music Monday #MFRWauthor

It’s December, so Duke and the Nutcracker I like to explore the lesser known alleyways of music, so today’s selection is a golden oldie — the Duke Ellington/Billy Strayhorn jazz version of The Nutcracker Suite. Instead of The Sugar Plum Fairy, they called this movement the Sugar Rum Cherry.

Effing Feline won NaNuWiMo #wewriwa

I, Effing Feline, have my own version of National Novel Writing Month, or NaNoWriMo. Ed, my pet human, recently celebrated his best ever NaNoWriMo by completing a record (for him) number of words on his next messterpiece. I call my version National Number of Winks Month, or NaNuWiMo. The goal is to grab the most […]

In the presence of genius #mfrwhooks

In case you missed the announcement last week, I’ve changed the name of the holiday novella I’ve been snippeting from. The new name is Alien Contact for a Christmas Nutcracker, rather than Enhanced Nutcracker. Using the word Christmas in the title seems wise from a marketing POV. Holly Jansen is an American hired to conduct The […]

Effing Feline hates phones #wewriwa

I, Effing Feline, am so selfless I’m virtually a saint. You see, I selected a snippet that includes a telephone call, even though I hate those things. Imagine napping on a nice warm lap when the phone rings. Mr Valentine jerks, waking me up. Then he reaches for the phone, dumping me unceremoniously off his […]

He’s enhanced; what woman could resist? #mfrwhooks

I’ve decided to change the name of the holiday novella I’ve been snippeting from. The new name: Alien Contact for a Christmas Nutcracker Fitting the word Christmas into the title seems like a better idea, I hope, than Alien Contact for an Enhanced Nutcracker. Holly Jansen has been saved from financial disaster by an offer […]

Effing Feline needs a peticure #wewriwa

I, Effing Feline, need to sharpen my claws. My manicure is in a frightful state, and I don’t mean Texas. Give me five minutes on a good scratching post, though, and I’ll be as good as new. Speaking of good as new, Alien Contact for an Enhanced Nutcracker is Ed’s new Christmas novella and the […]

Effing Feline #wewriwa

I, Effing Feline, need to sharpen my claws. My manicure is in a frightful state, and I don’t mean Texas. Give me five minutes on a good scratching post, though, and I’ll be as good as new. Speaking of good as new, Alien Contact for an Enhanced Nutcracker is Ed’s new Christmas novella and the […]

A marvelous machine #mfrwhooks

Alien Contact for an Enhanced Nutcracker, a holiday novella, is the sixth installment in my Alien Contact for Idiots near-future romance series. Holly Jansen, an unemployed orchestra conductor, has been saved from financial disaster by a offer from the King of Kwadra. The  king and his scientists had ‘hopped’ Kwadra island from the future of […]

Music Monday #MFRWauthor

Lest we forget Today, November 11, is Remembrance Day / Veteran’s Day. Considering that, what else could I possibly choose than this song? The poem “In Flanders Fields” is profoundly meaningful for my father’s family, whose roots extend back to a town smack dab in the killing fields of the Second Battle of Ypres. The […]