Category Constellation XXI

A cover, a blurb and a constellation #mfrwhooks

Happy belated New Year! I’m back after a hiatus for the holidays. All four of my children came home to Arizona for Christmas, even the ones in Toronto and Amsterdam. Great times! But now back to everyday life . . . sigh. (Nothing personal about that sigh.) Today’s hook isn’t a snippet, but rather a […]

Effing Feline chortles #wewriwa

I, Effing Feline, have found the perfect painting of Twiggles the Dog, my sometimes friend and always nemesis. For comparison purposes, at right is a photo of the dumb dog admiring one of the grandchildren. She looks sweet, right? Well, the camera lies! Below is the truth — a cat’s eye view of Twiggles the […]

Effing Feline gets ripped off #wewriwa

I, Effing Feline, have been ripped off. Taken advantage of! Lied to! This is 2019 — a brand new year, or so they say. Yet my broken dew claw is still broken, just like last year. What the hissy growl is up with that?!? I’m supposed to be brand new and as fit as a […]

Headers Up!

The header image of this blog has proved to be a a maintenance nightmare. You see, it shows the covers of all my books. Actually, that’s not true. It doesn’t show my computer programming books, nor the contemporary romances I wrote for Silhouette Books. But it does show my science fiction and sci fi romance books, […]

Docking at the SFR Brigade Showcase

Welcome to the Science Fiction Romance Brigade’s showcase. Once a month, the brigade’s authors highlight snippets from new works, WIPs, cover reveals or other fun things.  Today I discuss the genesis of my upcoming science fiction romance, Constellation XXI. “It’s like backing your car into the garage . . . if your car weighs as […]

SFR Brigade Showcase — Keys to Me

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 […]

Effing Feline loves pink

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 […]

Effing Feline is, of course, priceless

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 […]

Effing Feline sings heroic songs

I, Effing Feline, talked about my least favorite music last week, but I never got around to sharing my favorites. I don’t have many, and I’m sure you can understand why.  Most songs are about people not cats, which is ridiculous, and to make matters worse, music playback devices are all designed for human hands, […]

Effing Feline hates violins

I, Effing Feline, have gotten e-mails about my favorite music. Well, actually I haven’t … but I should have. Don’t you people out there have the good sense to be guided by my tastes? My pet human, Ed Hoornaert, recently signed a contract for a third book in his Repelling the Invasion series. If you missed […]