Friday, May 14, 2010

Friday Fun Facts: A Litter of Kittens!

"Cats are dangerous companions for writers because cat watching is a near-perfect method of writing avoidance." ~Dan Greenburg

And now for something completely unrelated to anything writing: last Friday, hubby and I discovered a litter of brand new baby kitties underneath our front porch. And yes, we were completely surprised! I had seen a cat hanging around about a month ago, but I thought she just belonged to a neighbor and was wandering. Nope.

Turns out she is a very affectionate, very young mama (that I'm guessing was dumped, because she loves people, so she was probably someone's pet) with a litter of six. She managed to wedge herself through a gap in the boards of our porch, and now she's raising her babies in a warm, dry, safe place.

But what to do with them? I actually mentioned them to my students, a couple of whom might be interested in adopting. I do volunteer at a no-kill shelter, so that might be a possibility. As it is right now, I'm guessing the kittens are around 2 weeks old, so we'll keep them here, feed mama so she doesn't have to spend her time hunting, and take it from there, I guess.

Want to see some pictures? They're so tiny - last week all 6 could've fit in the palms of both my hands!

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Writers' Wednesday: Blog Hopping

We're heading into the last couple of days of my blog tour for One Night in Memphis (the audio book) and One Night in Napa (print release celebration) please check out the links below and join me! Lots of goodies to be won... ;)

Spotlight Author at The Long and the Short of It

Blogging with Nicole Zoltack

Blogging at The Perils of Pauline

Happy Hump Day!

Monday, May 10, 2010

Monday's Mentionables: Spotlight Author at LASR...All Week Long!

Beginning today, I'm the spotlight author over at The Long and the Short of It - all week long! This is my celebration of One Night in Napa's print release. That means each day you'll find a new post by Yours Truly, as well as a chance to win...well, don't you want to know? Head on over to LASR and find out!

Also, I'm still blog hopping and talking about my One Night in Memphis audio release - today I'm over at Marta's Meanderings. Remember, every time you leave a comment, you're entered to win your choice of my audio books!

And finally, Brenda Novak's online auction is going strong...and my One Night Gift Package is currently at $22.00 - a steal for 3 signed books and a funky beaded bracelet! Don't you want to enter a bid - on this or on one of the many other terrific items there?!