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Effing Feline’s unfaves

I, Effing Feline, told you last week about some of my favorite things. Now some unfaves: dogs cats that are cuter than me people who think other cats are cuter than me food that isn’t meat or fish dogs And now, a snippet from Ed’s sci fi romance, Escapee, featuring the beloved skoot. Captain Dukelsky wants Catt […]


Effing Feline’s favorite things

I, Effing Feline, was listening to Mrs V’s music, and it got me thinking. It was from The Sound of Music, and this is the line that got me thinking. Raindrops on roses and whiskers on kittens these are a few of my favorite things. The song’s unimportant, but what is important are my favorite […]

Effing Feline is hissed

I, Effing Feline, am hissed. Ed, my pet human, went to Toronto. He brought back candy for Mrs V and for his daughter and grandsons. But for me? Nothing. Nothing! Hiss to you, Mr V! But to show I’m a bigger cat than he is, I’ll present a snippet from his sci fi romance, Escapee. Despite his unfeeling […]

Winners, winners everywhere

Readers who followed the recent Bewitching Book Tour celebrating the release of Escapee could enter a Rafflecopter giveaway — and I’m delighted to announce the winners. Five electronic copies of book one in this series, The Guardian Angel of Farflung Station. And the winners are: Alan Saxon Sarah L Janet Watson Ann Fantom Anna Drumroll please! […]

SFR Brigade Showcase – May

An Easy Way to Find Lots of Place Names When writing science fiction or fantasy, you often need a lot of place name. For example, in my recent release, Escapee, my hero and heroine were flying around a Mars-sized moon to attack enemy headquarters. They flew over a lot of valleys and mountain ranges — so I […]

Effing Feline’s ears are ringing

I, Effing Feline, still like Cousin Lee … but he’s been here too hissing long. If he gets to the food bowl before I do, there’s nothing left for me. He broke my cat climber by leaping to the top level. Yesterday we were playing with a catnip mouse, and when I actually got it from […]

Escapee Release week #6 – sign up for the giveaway

A Taste of Escapee All week, we’ve been looking at various aspects of my new science fiction romance, Escapee — from the genesis of the doomed moon, Banff, to how its structure mirrors that of the movie African Queen. Today, on the last day of release week, you’ll get a taste of the book itself. The following […]

Effing Felines adores his cousin

I, Effing Feline, told you that my cousin, Lee, was coming to visit. He’s here, and I adore Cousin Lee. Having such a marvelous relative makes me feel empowered. Invincible. Strong. When Lee wants something, he takes it — and my pet human, Ed Hoornaert, aka Mr Valentine, is too polite to object. I love it! After last week’s […]

Escapee Release week #5: The African Queen

I describe my new science fiction romance, Escapee, as The African Queen in Outer Space. The 1951 movie, The African Queen inspired the book. My version is set on an inhospitable moon, rather than the African Jungle, but in both tales the hero and heroine battle nature and, ultimately, the invading enemy. How did I use the movie to inspire a science […]

Escapee Release Week #4; the Dukelsky family

Repelling the Invasion Escapee was released April 19, 2016. It’s the second book in a loosely connected series called Repelling the Invasion. The books can be read in any order; they’re connected only by focusing on members of the Dukelsky family — first Priam (nicknamed Duke) and then his twin brother Hector (nicknamed Hank). You don’t have to […]