Sunday, June 23, 2013
A Cat by Any Other Name
By Ardis Buchanan from the Haunted Yarn Shop Mysteries by Molly MacRae
Hi, I’m Ardis Buchanan. I took a turn blogging last month – my first ever attempt – and wouldn’t you know it? Our blog died that day so my post didn’t appear. By weird coincidence, the post was about my car developing the inconvenient problem of dying at odd and inopportune times. But, really, was it a coincidence? I’m not so sure and if you’d like to see why, you can read that post in a note on our author’s Facebook page. In fact, I tell you what, Molly gave me two copies of our new book – Dyeing Wishes – to give away today, so I’ll give the first copy, in a random drawing, to someone who “likes” that note, “shares” it, or “friends” Molly.
Now, on to the subject at hand – the cat. We’ve always had a cat at the shop. There’s nothing unusual about that. Yarn and well-behaved cats go together like fur on black pants. What shop am I talking about? You need to catch up, hon. I’m talking about the fiber and fabric shop in Blue Plum, Tennessee, called the Weaver’s Cat. You can read all about the shop and the cat in Last Wool and Testament and Dyeing Wishes. Did I say that Dyeing Wishes comes out in nine days? Exciting!
But back to the cat, though. It has been a sad fact of my friend Kath’s life that cats do not tolerate her. She’s been scratched and hissed at by the best of them. But this cat we have at the shop, now, is different. This bedraggled stray rescued himself by finding Kath. And now she knows the joy of cat fur on everything she owns. The problem? She hasn’t named him yet. She’s tried out a few and I’ve made suggestions, but nothing seems to stick. However – more exciting news – our author tells me that we will learn the cat’s name in Dyeing Wishes. And I say it’s about dang time.
Don’t you love hearing all the interesting, creative, highfaluting, and silly names people come up with for their pets? So, how about this? For another chance to win a copy of Dyeing Wishes, leave me a comment here and tell me the best pet name you’ve ever heard. Stop back tomorrow and I’ll post the winners’ names. Thanks for stopping by!
Look for DYEING WISHES, book two in the Haunted Yarn Shop Mysteries, coming to a bookstore near you on July 2nd and read LAST WOOL AND TESTAMENT - both books are available in mass market, e-book, and audio book. LAST WOOL is the winner of the 2013 Lovey Award for best Paranormal Novel and was named as one of Suspense Magazine’s Best Books of 2012.
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