Saturday, May 14, 2016
Books, More Books, and Cats
Hi, my name is Tyanne Clark and I’m addicted to books. The affliction, if you want to call it that, began way back when I was a little girl. Same with cats. I couldn’t be happier than when I’m surrounded by piles of books and with a purring cat or two by my side.
I own Knead to Read, the independent bookstore in Lavender, Texas, and my bookstore mascots are Zelda, a fluffy orange cat, and Willis, a very handsome tabby. Having them there with me in the store makes my working life just about perfect.
I’m so happy that my BFF, Sabrina Tate, finally decided to make the move from Houston to Lavender. We spent summers together when we were girls and have stayed close ever since. Sabrina wasn’t happy in the city and especially not working for that law firm or that woman who bossed her around and expected her to work nights and weekends. Life’s too short for that kind of nonsense. Sabrina’s a book person, too, always has been. Not only does she love to read and discuss books with me, but she’s truly an excellent writer. Even better since she adopted her black cat Hitchcock. You can’t have a name like his without having some suspense in your life, and his happens on the pages of Sabrina’s novels. I can’t wait until Sabrina’s a published author and I can sell her very own books in my store. You might say I’ve been looking forward to that ever since I met her.
Submitted by Kay Finch