Tuesday, April 14, 2020



OF:  The Bad Luck Cat Mysteries

BY:   Kay Finch

As the owner of Knead to Read, the Indie bookstore in Lavender, Texas, for the past ten years, I’ve experienced all of the ups and downs of the bookstore business. 

Book buyers from near and far visit me and my bookstore cats, Zelda and Willis, on a regular basis. That was before the current pandemic. 

Like many other Indie booksellers, I’m still ordering books and shipping books to customers based on their online orders.  Of course, my store is closed for now, but I still go there every day to take care of business as best I can. 

Like many of my friends (who have been busy cleaning out every closet and shelf in their homes) I’ve done more spring cleaning this year than ever.  I dare anyone to find a speck of dust in that bookstore. (Of course, since we’re closed, no one is looking.) Sigh.

I am thrilled to report, though, that in spite of the world crisis, sales of books in general have gone up.  People are emailing me for recommendations.  Readers are reviewing the books they read and sharing lists of great books with other readers. Not everyone is glued to TV shows and movies. 


Many people turn to fiction (and their massive TBR piles) in order to avoid the real news. I don’t mind admitting that I’m one of them.

Have you read more books than usual in the past month?  If so, what’s your favorite?


Kay Finch is the National Best-Selling author of the Bad Luck Cat Mysteries, including the June 2019 release – The Black Cat Steps On A Crack. Though her character, Sabrina Tate, has left the paralegal profession behind to move to the Texas Hill Country, Kay still works as a paralegal at a Houston, Texas law firm. She resides in a Houston suburb with her husband and pets. Visit her at www.kayfinch.com.



  1. I have been reading more this past month. My favorite cozy from April (so far) is Dead on the Vine by Elle Brooke White. It is a fun book to read. There is a precocious pig in it.

    1. I'll have to check out Dead on the Vine, Kris. Thanks for the tip.