Ok, we’ve got another two-legger today who wrote one of those New Mexico books. Sabine Priestley wrote about WOLF SHIFTERS, of ALL THINGS, when she could have written about cats. So I’m worried how the rest of this is gonna turn out. Worried on Sabine’s behalf. She’d better not disappoint me.
1) So you’ve written a book set in SE Smith’s wacky world of Magic, New Mexico. How many cats are in it?
Well, um. There aren’t any cats. But I have a witch. She should have a cat, right? Yes, she has a cat. Oh, and we’ll call her Stella! It’s just that she’s not in the book… (eyes Stella nervously)
MK: YOU HAVE NOT SCORED ANY POINTS WITH THIS. ESPECIALLY CONSIDERING THOSE WOLF SHIFTERS.
2) If there are no cats in it, please explain how cats would probably have made the book better (hint: they definitely would have made the book better).
Yes, I do see your point (And the mean glare of Stella), a cat would most certainly have improved on the story line.
In my defense, there are animals! There are these lovely horse shifters that the elves are doing bad things to. And my co-stars are two juvenile shifters who haven’t shifted into their human form as yet. Jinx, is a snow leopard cub, and Lido is a white duck. They’re great friends and get into a lot of trouble. They’re also absolutely adorable. But, not as adorable as a cat. Cats rule. Kittens especially. (pets Stella lovingly)
MK: SNOW LEOPARD! CLOSE ENOUGH. YOU GET HALF A POINT SINCE YOU HAD DOGS IN THAT OTHER BOOK. BUT THE DUCK THING IS WEIRD. I’D LIKE TO TERRORIZE A DUCK, THOUGH. CAN’T LIE.
3) Are there cats in any of your other books?
Obviously the next book I write will have a cat in it. Or at least a cat like animal. (stop glaring at me stella, I never thought about putting a cat in a book)
4) How about books by other authors with cats? Got any favorites?
Does a poof count? Gini Koch has these adorable pet poofs that I totally want.
OUCH! Stella just bit me. Fine, a cat is way better than a poof. Except poofs can ride on your shoulder and–OUCH! Stop that! Bad Kitty!
Sorry, where were we?
5) If you personally could shift into a cat, please tell us how you would utilize this power.
At the moment I’d pounce on Stella and see who wins a wrestling match. I’d probably lose.
So, our first half-pointer. But not a zero! Better than I expected at this juncture. I guess the human’s writer people aren’t COMPLETELY doggy. But there’s always tomorrow…