Wednesday, October 17, 2018

War Eagle Craft Fair This Weekend!!

Come one, come all!! If you've never been to the four days of craft fair craziness in Northwest Arkansas, you are missing out. There are dozens and dozens of events all around the area. For my fifth year now, I will be at the War Eagle Craft Fair (Thursday 18th - Sunday 21st). My booth is normally in Sharp's Field in the first aisle right across from the mill.

Since this is one of my last events for the year, I often use it as a chance to clean out my 2018 paperback inventory. This year is no different. All paperbacks are on sale, and my children's books are only $7 each!! Don't miss out on your chance to grab the books in the series that you are missing or pick up some gifts for children you love. And there are toys to match each book to help make your present a complete package. I even have a dragon to go with Bianca: The Brave Frail and Delicate Princess, my new book this year.

I hope to see you there!!

You can find out more about the fair at these links:

Friday, October 5, 2018

Paws, Claws, and Magic Tales Blog Tour

It's my turn today to share the exciting news about a new book release: an anthology all about cats and their magnificent magicalness. I did not submit a story for this collection (maybe next time), but I have thoroughly enjoyed it and am happy to recommend it!

Preorder Links:


You are welcome to join the Fellowship of Fantasy Group or the Fellowship of Fantasy Book Club group on Facebook. We are a jovial group, though we do tend to talk about dragons and fairies more than cats. In the book club, a fantasy book is selected and discussed each month.  

My favorite stories in this anthology were "Whisker Width" with its magically traveling cat (so much easier than all the transfer technology I have in my books), "Black Knight" with a delightful take on how our cats may see themselves, and "The Honorable Retrieval of Miss Sunbeam Honeydew." One of the shorter stories, "Death Always Collects," had a much darker theme than the others, but it certainly held cats in the honor we cat lovers know they deserve. 

You can try to win a free copy of the book if you participate in this Rafflecopter giveaway.

And since we are being all about cat love, here's a fun video from my favorite cat blog:  

Cole and Marmalade! 

Based on this video, my cats most certainly love me, though I wish they didn't feel the need to love bite quite so much. Cheetara is famous for that. Try to nose bop her with a finger when she's feeling feisty, and she will give it a chomp every time. Her way of saying "Got ya!" She likes to attack my feet at night too.

Be sure to check under the bed for cat monsters.
But then she cuddles up with me and sleeps all night long. Cats are weird like that. They thoroughly deserve a whole book dedicated to stories about them.

Here's a bit about each story so you can see which strike your fancy.


The Witching Hour by Savannah Jezowski
As shadows encroach on the city of Lite, one cat stands between humanity and the hounds of darkness. Will true love save the day?
Tail of Two Kitlings by Sharon Hughson
Two kitlings. One tail. A mother's sacrifice and a brother's betrayal. Who will survive the Siamese curse?
Black Knight by Laura L. Laura Croman Zimmerman
When a jingly bell goes missing, there’s only one supercat to solve this crime—the mysterious Black Knight.
Sulphur & Sunshine by Grace Bridges
How to Handle a Dragon, Feline Edition: on a volcanic shore, the accidental appearance of a local fire-guardian has unusual consequences for a street cat.
The Magic of Catnip by A. J. Aletha Bakke
An impulse purchase of catnip leads to unexpected shenanigans.
The Secret Treasons of the World by J. L. Rowan
When Braelin stumbles upon an outlawed Guardian, she must choose between his safety and her own—and the cost may be more than she can bear.
The Poor Miller and the Cat by Lelia Rose Foremann
When a poor miller rescues a cat, it promises to make him a wealthy man. But what is true wealth?
Alex the Cat and Alex the Prince by Ace G. Pilkington
The prince’s parents are telling him he has to marry for money, and his cat says it could cost him his life.
Whisker Width by H. L. Burke
Get a cat they said. It'll be fun, they said. No one mentioned the portals to a mysterious realm opening up in Kara's bathroom.
The Honorable Retrieval of Miss Sunbeam Honeydew by Pamela Sharp
When two princesses of the realm claim the same cat, how far will their loyal retainers go to see that each princess gets her way?
The Witch's Cat by Rachel Ann Michael Rachel Harris
Walk under ladders. October the 13th. A black cat. Perhaps the only way to bring two lovers together is through the worst luck.
The Cat-Dragon and the Unicorn by Janeen Ippolito
Ademis the cat-dragon only wants his freedom but must graciously help a scared unicorn girl who should be glad of his benevolent assistance.
Destined for Greatness by Jenelle Leanne Leanne Schmidt
Kendall knows he is destined for great things. The problem is, the Fates — if they even exist — don't seem to agree.
Sammy's Secret by Karin De Havin
A ring is lost. A friendship is ruined. A cadre of cats is on the case!
Death Always Collects by Jeremy Rodden
Loki, a regular old Siamese cat, finds Death looming to take his human. Bargain as much as you want, but remember: Death always collects.
The Wild Hunt by Naomi P. Cohen
When an immigrant violinist's music enchants a Cait Sidhe, she's entangled in the secret world of the New York Fae.