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Apr.09.2014
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In another life, I'm a playwright--and of course must include cats and dogs in the work. In collaboration with my writing partner Frank Steele, we've written our next show (book, lyrics and music co-authored together), and I'm excited to share the cast recording of the music. One more song GOTCHA...
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Jan.31.2014
I'm THRILLED to announce the release of the sequel to my critically acclaimed debut thriller. HIDE AND SEEK continues the story: A mysterious contagion will shatter countless lives unless a service dog and his trainer find a missing cat . . . in 24 hours.   “HIDE AND SEEK masterfully blends...
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Apr.21.2013
I'm pleased to announce the PRINT version of my latest cat book has been released, and is also available as an audio book and Ebook. The Kindle version is on sale (for the rest of today only). May it help all those puzzled and frustrated or just plain curious about cat behavior! ComPETability:...
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Mar.13.2013
I’ve always been CAT CRAZY (and dog crazy…and just PLAIN crazy!) pretty much forever. And lately I’m crazy with deadlines and haven't posted here to my RedRoom blog for that reason. One reason I’m crazed in a GOOD way, though, is my new live call-in cat advice CAT CRAZY Radio Show with the...
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Dec.21.2012
. My Christmas gift to you--and your furry wonders! I'm on vacation visiting with family and may not be able to respond to emails/comments as timely as usual. Maybe it's the eggnog, or the carols, or the sheer joy of the challenges and blessings of this past year--a lot of my smiles have to do with...
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Dec.21.2012
These prices are available on Amazon only. Romance, Mysteries, YA, Thrillers, and . . . COMPLETE KITTEN CARE for 99 Cents! For a listing of ALL books offered and to enter to win $990 in prizes, click here! You can also GIFT these for the holidays--I'm filling up my Kindle with these terrific...
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Nov.20.2012
It has been a wild furry ride since the launch of my debut thriller LOST AND FOUND in September, and it's time to send a THANK YOU for the two-dozen-plus (so far!) stellar reviews on the book. Magical-Dawg and Seren-Kitty (below) know that it's all because of them being awesome furry muses. *s*...
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Sep.20.2012
IT'S HERE! And I’m doing the SNOOPY-DANCE-’O-JOY! See Magical-Dawg Featured in the Video Trailer!   WANT A FREE BOOK? I’m giving away THREE autographed copies of the book on GoodReads and you can enter for the drawing here. POST A COMMENT (or a pet behavior question) on this blog  and I’...
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Sep.11.2012
FREE KINDLE BOOKS FOR PET LOVERS!  Do you have issues with howling dogs, hissing cats, or the fur-kids pestering each other with their antics? This week, I'm offering these three books FREE on Kindle -- you can also download a free Kindle ap for PC or other applications. Check them out here,...
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Aug.08.2012
A dog finds his true purpose--when he disobeys...
I'm THRILLED to announce that LOST AND FOUND will be released SEPTEMBER 20, 2012 in all Ebook formats as well as print.Yee-haw! As a certified animal behavior consultant and author of 24 nonfiction pet books, there was no way I could write my first fiction book without a bit of furry inspiration....
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Jun.29.2012
Coming Fall 2012
Some of y’all know that my debut thriller LOST AND FOUND will be published this fall.  You know me--there have to be furry characters in the book, including a German Shepherd service dog that has his own chapters and a Maine Coon cat who saves the day. AN AUNT searches for her lost nephew—...
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Mar.21.2012
Magic inspired the canine hero in LOST & FOUND debut thriller
Some of y’all know that I’ve long aspired to write thrillers. Last Thursday, just before I headed out for the KWA Scene Conference, I heard from my editor at Who Dares Wins Publishing that they will publish my thriller LOST AND FOUND probably this fall (date tba). SNOOPY-DANCE-O-JOY! Animal...
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Mar.05.2012
Could your dog's breath melt your glasses? Does your cat's smile look like five miles of bad road? Pet tooth problems can be surprisingly similar to their owners' dental issues. Here are common dental issues you share with your cats and dogs, as well as ways to avoid them. Thanks so much to...
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Feb.28.2012
I write about dogs and cats in my "day job" but on the side in my so-called spare time I'm an actor. And now I've combined the two with my writing partner, OH-MY-HEAVENS-TO-MURGATROID! Yes, we've written a musical comedy, complete with 8 actors and 12 songs, full orchestration (I was a music major...
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Feb.23.2012
DWAA Maxwell Medallion
To a writer, an award offers an "ata-girl" that you've done something right. To a pet writer, being recognized by peers increases the tail wags of happiness. I'm so pleased and honored to have been a winner--not once but three times!--in the most recent Dog Writers Association of America annual...
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