Category Humor

Effing Feline makes an offer you can’t refuse #wewriwa

I, Effing Feline, am going to present evidence of cat’s undeniable superiority in order to encourage you to join the Felinism Movement. Did you know that cats directly inspired some of the most enduring literature in history? Here’s proof that we inspired The Hardy Boys series: Romance, too. It defies belief that one of the […]


go crazy at Tucson Comic Con 2018

Author Ed Hoornaert (aka Mr Valentine to those in the know) is appearing at Comic Con this weekend, speaking on four panels and autographing books. If you’re in the neighborhood, stop by and say hi! Booth 1609, near the western end of the artists’ alley. Here’s Ed going crazy at a recent book signing. No, those […]

Effing Feline lusts after the white cat

I, Effing Feline, endure a plethora of problematic, possibly painful possibilities. Case in point: Ed (Mr V, my pet human) plays the oboe. All you need to know about the oboe is that it’s LOUD. But lately he’s been practicing some music I love. Next week, his group will be in the pit for a […]

Effing Feline spills Santa’s dark secret

I, Effing Feline, have enjoyed telling the world about the feline source of Christmas traditions. Today I’m going to debunk one of the biggest lies of the season. Santa Claus. The truth is, Santa isn’t real. No mere human is that good and generous. Instead, the legend is based on the saintly life of a […]

Effing improves Frosty

I, Effing Feline, told you last week how the song Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer should actually be Ildephonse the Red-Nosed Kit Cat. Today I set the record straight about another Christmas song that fails to give cats their due. Here’s a clue to the song I’m talking about: Before I disclose the name of the […]

Expect no pearls of wisdom #mrfwauthor

Once again, here’s the Marketing for Romance Writers blog hop. For this week, the writing prompt is: Managing My Writing Time Uh . . . shouldn’t you be asking people who know what they’re talking about?  You know, like efficiency experts? Or at least folks with willpower? (Actually, I have lots of willpower. I used the […]

Eddie the writer?

Why did Stephan Pastis have to use my name in today’s Pearls Before Swine comic strip? And then make fun of my books’ sales? Okay, I admit they pale before the sales of his books, but … sheesh! Click to see the punchline. And the punchline makes it even worse.  Pastis, you #@&#, you knew I used […]

Top ten books that will make you laugh

Top Ten Tuesdays are hosted by The Broke and The Bookish.  The blog hop features lists related to all things bookish–characters, authors, titles, and favorites. They’re an excellent way to find new interesting books on a variety of topics, and to connect with bloggers who love the books you do. This week’s theme is Books that will make you […]

The power of the pen!

They say the pen is mightier than the sword. Here’s why. One of the many great comics you can read for free at! Follow us for giveaways & giggles. Source: Last Kiss by John Lustig, April 13, 2016 Via @GoComics <<  ===  >> Coming real soon (April 19) from Ed  Hoornaert: The African Queen in […]

A joke, a review, and a promotion

A review Alien Contact for Kid Sisters got a nice review on Scifi and Scary. I was impressed that Lilyn probed beneath the surface action to highlight character development. If your books fit her preferred genres, this is a good new site to seek a review. Fleeing rebels, the queen’s sister finds a hero to […]