By Tyanne Clark of The Bad Luck Cat Mysteries
Ever since I learned to read, when asked about my favorite things I would answer books, books, and more books. My favorite shirt is captioned "Too Many Books, Too Little Time" and that's the God's honest truth. Books can be your best friend, they can take you on adventures to all corners of the world, they can keep you company on a lonely night, and keep you from ever saying that you're bored. I own an independent bookstore, Knead to Read, in Lavender, Texas. We're in the heart of the Hill Country, and we have tons of tourists here. Lots of them love to read, so I have a good thing going here at the store.
I have to say, though, I get sidetracked way too often by my friend, Sabrina, and her black cat, Hitchcock. He's not bad luck, by the way, and don't let anyone tell you different. In fact, he's good luck for Sabrina, and I fear she'd have been badly hurt or worse if not for Hitchcock saving the day.
Don't get me wrong. I'm thrilled that Sabrina moved to Lavender from Houston last year. We've been best friends since we were eight when Sabrina first came to spend a week with her Aunt Rowe. Sabrina's a mystery writer, and a darn good one, too. I'm not a betting woman, but I'd bet a pretty penny that girl will soon have a publishing contract. Maybe then she'll quit chasing after murderers and concentrating on solving crimes instead of writing. Or maybe she won't. We'll have to wait and see.
Meanwhile, lose yourself in the magic of a good book, and I'll let you know when Sabrina's first novel is being released. You won't want to miss it.
Kay Finch grew up on a Pennsylvania farm, but she moved to
Texas and discovered her favorite vacation spot, the Texas Hill Country. Kay is
the author of the Bad Luck Cat Mysteries, including Black Cat Crossing and The Black Cat Knocks on Wood.