Monday, April 4, 2016

I WILL win. I always win.

by Grace Pilsen
from FAT CAT TAKES THE CAKE by Janet Cantrell

You are all in for such a treat. When this book comes out on April 5th, you get to meet me! I’m sure some of you have been looking forward to meeting the best baker in Minneapolis. Don’t take my word for it, just take a gander at the first place prizes I’ve won.

You’ve probably heard of me in my capacity as one of the founders of the Minny Batter Battle. Get it? Minny for Minneapolis? And since it’s a baking contest, Batter Battle is the perfect name. I admit I have a flair for creating names. For instance, my own bakery shop is called The Pilsener. (From my last name, Pilsen.) Such a cute play on words!

Honestly, I don’t understand why people come in looking for beer, which I do not sell. It happens every week.

This year, Anna Larson will be competing with me, poor thing. She imagines that a dessert bar will beat a creation by me. We’ve been rivals for so long that I know I’ll win, of course. I think I’ll call and let her know I’m doing the contest again this year. She’s a nice woman, I guess, but I’ve never forgiven her for saying my distinguished white streak in my hair resembles a skunk stripe. I wasn’t meant to hear it, but I did. When you meet me, you’ll know that it looks much more like Cruella de Vil’s hair. I’m not a nasty person like her, but her hair is nice.

Can’t wait to meet all of you! Tomorrow, I’ll be public knowledge, see the light of day!

FAT CAT TAKES THE CAKE is the third mystery in the Fat Cat series, coming tomorrow, April 5th! Please check Janet’s webpage for ordering links.

When their former classmate Richard “Dickie” Byrd throws a high school reunion to gather support for his mayoral campaign, it drums up some not-so-sweet memories for dessert shop proprietor Chase Oliver and her friend Julie Larson. Julie would rather not reconnect with Ron North, the creepy kid who had a crush on her back in the day. His social graces haven’t exactly improved with age, but is he creepy enough to kill?

The next day, Chase is in the park testing a new cat harness for Quincy, who quickly proves that he cannot be leashed. But when his escape leads Chase to Ron’s body, the police wonder who else got away. Now, with Julie suspected of murder, Chase must prove her innocence before the real killer plans another fatal reunion.

Includes dessert bar recipe and leash training tips for cats!


  1. Wait, you're supposed to root for Anna! Sarcasm, I hope? :)

  2. Minnesota and bars...she'll win!!

  3. Leash training tips for cats! Cool!

  4. Yes, SOME cats can be leash trained! Depends on the cat, of course. Since they're...cats.

  5. I have really loved this series and can't wait to read Fat Cat Takes the Cake. We had one cat that was leash trained, all the other were cats that never left the inside of the house and sat in screened windows instead. But one cat loved to get out so we leased her and sat outside with her. She loved it. Just wanted to sit on a big rock and listen to the birds and watch the chipmunks scurrying around. She didn't want to chase them, or at least thought she couldn't, so didn't try. But she did love her leash. That story aside, I do love Quincy and his antics and mostly his thoughts. Love his thoughts. Such a clever series that I recommend to anyone who likes cats or not. You will definitely like THIS cat.