1. Five reasons to have an office cat
- Ernest Hemingway had one, and it is a common practice in the arts to improve craft by emulating the masters.
- You’ll never need to buy a paperweight.
- A cat always needs to be fed, combed, or petted or to have its mousie retrieved from under the dresser. Cats let you take breaks without guilt.
- Writing is a solitary profession. But with an office cat, it is not a lonely one.
- A cat serves as a constant reminder of what your prose needs: grace, elegance, silky smoothness, flexibility, strength, and sharp hooks.
2. Farrah Rochon’s book Deliver Me, which sold out its first print run, went into a second printing. If you missed it the first time around, it is back on store shelves and available at Amazon.com and Barnes & Noble. (An interview with Farrah appeared in this blog on 16 May 2007.)
3. The third book of Charles Gramlich’s Talera series, Witch of Talera, has just been released. It is available at Amazon.com. (An interview with Charles appeared in this blog on 30 May 2007.)
4. Interviews with Louisiana authors C.S. Harris and Christee Gabour Atwood will appear here soon. Both have new books out: Why Mermaids Sing: A Sebastian St. Cyr Mystery (Harris) and Three Feet Under: Journal of a Midlife Crisis (Atwood).