Category The Trial of Tompa Lee

Effing Feline searches for mice

I, Effing Feline, really loved last week’s practice for catching mice. I’m ready for the real thing; all I have to do is find a mouse. Here’s my plan: Swipe a bag of shredded cheddar from the fridge and scatter the cheese all over the house.  You know, for bait. Rip apart all the couch cushions to […]

Effing Feline practices catching mice

I, Effing Feline, got some Stern but useful advice from one of you last week. When I complained about have no mice to catch, Caitlin said: “There’s always toy mice, Effing. Good practice!” But when I crawled under the love seat to retrieve my catnip mouse, I discovered Ed the Pet Human was right: I need […]

Effing Feline contemplates eating mice

I, Effing Feline, wonder if you can tell me: do mice taste good? You see, Twiggles the Dog tells me (and Google confirms) cats are supposed to catch and eat mice. The phrase ‘good mouser’ is high praise for a feline.  However, my pet human allows no mice in his house, so how can I earn […]

Effing Feline is a toasted marshmallow

I, Effing Feline, fear that I may have given my gentle readers the idea I’m mean, ill tempered, narcissistic, and cantankerous. A devil cat, so to speak. Nothing could be more wrong! Truly, I am sweet, lovable, purrfect, a veritable saint of a cat. I never scratch, or pee outside the box, or speak ill […]

Effing Feline Protests

I, Effing Feline, protest! I hate the way humans use words for cats in degrading and humiliating ways. A slut is someone with the morals of an alley cat. A coward is a scaredy cat.  This is insulting and I won’t put up with it.  That rumbling noise you hear is not a purr.  It’s a […]

Effing Feline never admits guilt

I, Effing Feline, refuse to admit any wrongdoing. It’s the Russians’ fault. Maybe the Chinese. They must’ve  hacked my account. Trust me on this! You see, every once in a while I’m willing to obey the rules and include the information about Weekend Writing Warriors that I’m supposed to — but I haven’t done it […]

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Cover reveal: A new look for The Trial of Tompa Lee

Big news for fans of my most popular science fiction novel, The Trial of Tompa Lee: I’ve designed a new cover. The new cover has more family resemblance to book 3, The Triumph of Tompa Lee, and to the three-books-in-one edition. When I have another stretch of time when I need a break from writing or […]

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 […]

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 […]