1. A cat story.
So Castiel Kitten of Thursday likes to sit in the window seat behind my desk and do his â€œheyyyyyyy heyyyyy heyyyyyâ€ meow (imagine a very cute rusty gate). And then when I turn my chair around and look at him he stops, stares at me in confusion like OMG youâ€™re looking at me what!, and then starts purring like â€œhi Iâ€™m sorry please donâ€™t be mad oh god Iâ€™m babblingâ€ exactly the way fans do if we accidentally run into the object of our fannishnessâ€¦
Dorkiest. Cat. Ever.
2. A book rec.Â
Many (many) years ago, baby-editor-I-was made an offer on a book I loved, Kathi Kimbriel’s NIGHT CALLS. Sadly, the agent and author took another house’s offer. But my love for the book has stood the test of time, and this morning I get to tell y’all thatÂ it’s back in print!Â (Amazon only, for now)
(the second book is also available, ebook only for now)
3. The inevitable Kickstarter update/reminder.
Invested writer is invested: I’ve started writingÂ WORK OF HUNTERS, well before there’s any sane reason to (we’re 50% funded so far, which is Really Good, but not yet There). And yet… Danny is a noisy bastard, and while Ellen’s quieter, she’s just as insistent. We start with a dangerous dame, some magic, and a corpse… (UF noir FTW!). Â Also, although the chance to die has been taken, you can still grabÂ the chance to dedicate a novella to someone!
4. SugarCat update.
He has started to be grumpy about his morning shots. Â Less so his evening ones, although I suspect that’s coming. Â My fault for sticking him that one time, but it’s getting harder to find a bit of loose skin. Â :-( Â I suspect he’s inflating himself, although that’s counterproductive to this not hurting…. (try explaining that to cats. Â Can’t be done). Â Will have to up the intensity of the food-distractions…
5. Â Weather report.
From “hey, this is kinda mild” to “oh hai lotsa snow coming” this afternoon, and back into the freezer for a few days. Â But not the bone-chilling, life-threatening lack-of-heat we had earlier in the month, so that’s okay. Â Or at least, seasonable and location-appropriate. We’ll be under the sofa-blanket, working, if anyone needs us….