We are sad to announce that the 2020 Tucson Festival of Books has been canceled. We know the Festival brings so much joy to many in our community as well as visitors from around the country. Unfortunately, we find… https://t.co/Uc2g6H1WeN — Tucson Festival of Books (@TFOB) March 9, 2020   Tucson Festival of Books on […]

I, Effing Feline, wish I was a sloth. (Hey, you in the back row — I heard that crack about me sleeping all day like a lazy sloth! You’ll regret that!) The sloths I refer to aren’t the large, slow-moving beasts from South America, but the large, slow-moving creatures from planet Jones. They’re most everything […]

In last week’s snippet from my sci fi rom, Alien Contact for Kid Sisters, Marianne met Quinn Lebatarde, wearing Captain Charleyjohn’s Royal Guardian uniform. For safety from a rebel attack, they’re in one of the many tunnels that honeycomb Kwadra Island. Charleyjohn is supposed to be her bodyguard. Here she begins to see him in […]

I, Effing Feline, am furious. And determined. Last week Lisabet — whom I thought a friend because she has featured me on her website — rubbed my nose in the fact that I’ve never caught a mouse. In my defense, Mrs Valentine is too good a housekeeper to ever allow mice in her home, and […]

In last week’s snippet from my sci fi rom, Alien Contact for Kid Sisters, Marianne met Quinn Lebatarde, wearing Captain Charleyjohn’s Royal Guardian uniform. For safety from a rebel attack, they’re in one of the many tunnels that honeycomb Kwadra Island. Charleyjohn is supposed to be her bodyguard. Marianne is the sister of the Kwadran […]

I, Effing Feline, have spent the last month trying to become independent of humans by learning how to open cat food cans. I’ve decided there’s an easier way, though — Let Ed open the cans, fill my bowl, and clean the bowl when I’m done. What’s that you say? That’s what I was doing before? There’s […]

In last week’s snippet from my sci fi rom, Alien Contact for Kid Sisters, Marianne met Quinn Lebatarde, wearing Captain Charleyjohn’s Royal Guardian uniform. For safety from a rebel attack, they’re in one of the many tunnels that honeycomb Kwadra Island. Charleyjohn is supposed to be her bodyguard. Marianne is the sister of the Kwadran […]

I, Effing Feline, never give up. I’m still trying to become independent of humans by open cat food cans myself. But then I thought “I don’t need to open them all the way, just a tiny little bit. But, you ask, how will I get the cat food out with a hole too small for […]

In last week’s snippet from my sci fi rom, Alien Contact for Kid Sisters, Quinn, a free-spirited scamp and an aboriginal American from an alternate earth, witnessed a bomb destroy a wall of glass at the Royal Ball. Marianne Harmon is upstairs in a hotel room with a prince when the rebels strike. She’s the […]

I, Effing Feline, am still trying to become independent of humans by learning how to open cat food cans. Last week, I hit on the brilliant idea of chucking a spear at the can to burst it open. There’s just one little problem. Without  opposable thumbs, I can’t hold the spear to throw it. But […]