Monica McCabe Hates Sneaky

In my “What Scares You?” interview series, I dragged author Monica McCabe into the mix even though she says she doesn’t love horror movies. They give poor Monica nightmares! It’s a good thing Dreamwalkers are completely fictional because I think Monica’s brain would create a lot of frightening wraiths for the Somnium to deal with!

diamonleg1) What are the scariest movies, TV and books you can think of?

A: I tend to avoid truly scary stuff because I like to sleep at night. That said, I did see a couple movies when I was younger that scared me so bad I’m still not over it.

  • 1) A movie called ‘Don’t Be Afraid Of The Dark’. It was about a couple who bought an old Victorian mansion and remodeled. But creepy creatures lived in the walls and they got out when they pried open a sealed coal chute. Spoiler: They GOT HER in the end. **shivers** To this day, I refuse to leave closet doors open and hate that dark void under the bed.
  • 2) An uber scary episode of the Twilight Zone. A woman bought a tribal doll on a trip to Africa. It had spiked teeth, an evil sneer, and a razor sharp spear. Also had a note that said not to ever let the necklace fall off. Of course it did, the little horror came to life, and despite every attempt to kill it (lock it in a suitcase, fry it in the oven), the thing GOT HER in the end.

2) What monsters do you think your brain would create or has created in your books?

A: Probably creepy little Gollum creatures that live in the basement or attic. They have sharp teeth and a thirst for blood. Oh no…is it getting dark outside?

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3) What kind of dreamwalker hero or heroine do you think would be required to dispatch your nightmares? (Romance optional!)

A: One with serious Ninja skills. Or maybe the ability to generate high-intensity flame, be it X-Men style or with a handy fire blasting rocket launcher. Fry the horrors into crispy critters!

4) Bonus question: What pop culture monsters do you think the dreamwalkers have the most trouble killing?

A: Anything sneaky. I hate sneaky. Or the kind of monster that can regenerate. You think they are dead, but in reality they are coming back. Stronger, eviler, and pissed off. But especially…the kind that GET YOU in the end.

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Aren’t you glad we GOT MONICA to answer the interview questions?? For more dream-created monsters, check out TANGIBLE & DISCIPLE, now on super sale.

Jody Wallace

Smart. Snarky. Seductive. And that’s just the books.

http://www.jodywallace.com * http://www.meankitty.com

Save Me, Wolverine!

Yesterday we found out that DB Sieders is scared of clowns. Today we’re going to find out that author Kolin Mofield thinks Hugh Jackman would make a good dreamwalker.

1) What are the scariest movies, TV and books you can think of?

Misery by Stephen King, Cujo by Stephen King, well, most books by Stephen King. Thinner, The Night Shift, and the worst for me, “It”.

The Conjuring was a little scary for me, thinking that it really happened. Although I am not easily scared, I would be scared to be in one of the episodes of Supernatural.

2) What monsters do you think your brain would create or has created in your books?

I once dreamed of a rabid tiger that I could read telepathically. Monsters who live in gold mines, caves and underground lakes. Of course the real-life serial killers often seep in and give me story ideas. Being covered in live maggots is also a terrible dream.

3) What kind of dreamwalker hero or heroine do you think would be required to dispatch your nightmares? (Romance optional!)

The guy who plays Wolverine. 😀

(I don’t have the rights to any Wolverine photos, but look at these claws!)

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4) Bonus question: What pop culture monsters do you think the dreamwalkers have the most trouble killing?

shapeshifters

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Oooooh, this gives me some ideas! And remember — the books at a delightfully reduced price until February 5 are Tangible and Disciple.

Jody Wallace

Smart. Snarky. Seductive. And that’s just the books.

http://www.jodywallace.com * http://www.meankitty.com

DB Sieders Is Scared Of Clowns

As part of my excitement that my urban fantasies are at an all-time low price of only 99 cents (Tangible) and 1.99 (Disciple), I’ve been nagging author friends about what they find scary. The premise of Dreamwalkers is that certain human brains make nightmares that can come to life and eat people. The secret organization that exists to fight the monsters and train the dreamers is called the Somnium. Oftentimes these nightmares take the shape of popular culture creations, but sometimes there are classics.

So today I asked DB Sieders

1) What are the scariest movies, TV and books you can think of?

Stephen King is a master, and I can think of a half-dozen short stories that have kept me up at night (his Nightshift anthology comes to mind). Hannibal Lecter is super scary. Thomas Harris’s most famous villain was masterfully written, and Anthony Hopkins brought him to life in the most disturbing and terrifying way in the film adaptations of The Silence of the Lambs and Hannibal. For television, Outlander fan that I am, I’d have to go with episodes featuring Black Jack Randall. The final two episodes of Season 1 were truly gut wrenching, but the scene in “The Garrison Commander” episode in which actor Tobias Menzies delivers a chilling account of BJR flogging Jamie Fraser within an inch of his life, describing his scarred and bloody back as “the most beautiful thing he’d ever seen,” chilled me to the bone.

2) What monsters do you think your brain would create or has created in your books? (Caveat: real world human monsters don’t tend to get created, just things like vampires and mega spiders, and the size of the monster tends to be between 3-12 feet. If your nightmare is more of an “event”, like falling or appearing in public naked, I bet there’s a monster that represents that kind of horror!)

I hate clowns, so I’m guessing my brain would conjure something like that. The clown (Pennywise/It) from Stephen King’s It comes to mind – go ahead and throw in that creepy clown from Poltergeist that attacks the little brother. Total nightmare material!

LLAs far as my own books, I’ve conjured a handsome/charming yet scary-as-hell Grim Reaper, elemental shapeshifters that can transform into fearsome water dragons and horrendous flying monsters resembling wasps, and a couple of really psycho ‘mean girl’ types.

3) What kind of dreamwalker hero or heroine do you think would be required to dispatch your nightmares? (Romance optional!)

You know, I think I’d want someone like professor Lupin from Harry Potter. Laughter is the best medicine, so if you can find a way to laugh in the face of your fears, you’d stand a pretty good chance of defeating them. So whip out the wand and cry, “Riddikulus!” to banish those awful clowns, shapeshifter, and mean girls!

4) Bonus question: What pop culture monsters do you think the dreamwalkers have the most trouble killing?

Soap Opera villains! They ALWAYS come back 😉

Check back soon for more scary interviews!

Jody Wallace

Smart. Snarky. Seductive. And that’s just the books.

http://www.jodywallace.com * http://www.meankitty.com

The Odor Strikes Back

Tragic news.

The $$ detail guy, despite spending 4 hours cleansing my mom’s car in an attempt to remove the stench of mousey death, failed at his appointed task. Don’t get me wrong — the car is spit shine clean inside. If our odiferous issue had been mere French fries…baby vomit…spilled beverages…years of life…I think this guy could have taken it down.

But he was not up to the carrion challenge.

At first, I thought he’d succeeded. The car smelled like plain old air. Normal! But then I turned on the a/c and the piquant combo of deceased, moldering rat and cheap man perfume blasted out of the vents again. I stumbled back, choking, crying, cursing, shaking my fist. No, wait. That was back during babies in diapers phase. What I did was slam the door and sigh deeply, in true Eeyorean fashion.

I am disappoint.

Next stop, a mechanic, to take the damned thing apart until he finds the dead bodies.

Also, because it is new release week, allow me to share this great interview I did with Veronica Scott about TRAITOR! No bad smells were mentioned.

Oliver is SHOCKED at how bad the car smells.
Oliver is SHOCKED at how bad the car smells.

Jody Wallace & Meankitty (who doesn’t give a crap about the car)

Smart. Snarky. Seductive. And that’s just the books.

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TRAITOR Blog Tour Signups

Please?

Please can I come hang out with you?

I’m doing a celebratory blog tour for the release of TRAITOR and I’d love for you to be a part of it. You can sign up (I think) via the official blog tour company at http://bewitchingbooktours.blogspot.com/2015/07/now-scheduling-two-week-tour-for.html

Or you can just sign up with me, and we’ll figure out what hijinks I will pull on which day at your blog.

I do have some reviewer ARCs available and am willing to share interviews, guest blogs, personalized memes, excerpts, cattifications, cattified excerpts, giveaways of the first book in the series or crocheted items, recipes, jokes, dance steps, artwork, and dream interpretations.

Your choice! Just email me. Dates are, hm, about July 28 through August 11 or so.

Jody W & Meankitty

Gratuitous cat pic

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Meankitty Wants to Know: Kate Willoughby

MochialertThis human author type, Kate Willoughby, has a dog that’s pretty catlike, I must say. Small enough for me and Big D to take out if it tried to creep into our territory. I like that in a dog. My human saw these pictures, and she was all, “Awwwwww!” so I had to scratch her to remind her who is boss in this house. The Willoughby author writes books about humans who take off their clothes a lot and do that thing I don’t care about because I’m fixed. I’ve asked the dog, Mochi, what it’s like to live in the Willoughby household.

1) So, your human writes books. Are they (a) full of praise and hyped up lies about dogs; or (b) do they contain interesting stories? If A, interview is over. If B, you may continue.

1. My human has written one book that had three dogs in it, A Wolf at her Door. (Link: http://amzn.to/MxDHic)  One of them, Rocky, was a Chihuahua like me, and he was my favorite character. The dogs played a crucial role in the story since they all defended the heroine when she was chased by coyotes. I personally would never take on a coyote, but she writes fiction. I don’t think humans would do half the stuff she makes them do in her books. I suppose the stories are interesting, despite the lack of cats and dogs. The one with the dogs won an Eppie, though.

2) If writers are supposed to be so smart, why does your writer have a dog instead of a cat when it’s common knowledge cats are better? Does that mean your writer isn’t very smart?

2. My human had a cat when she was younger. That black and white cat was precious to her and lived to the ripe age of fifteen. Tonto was a good mother, a skilled hunter, and champion purrer. My human was very sad when Tonto disappeared and suspected that her beloved pet knew the end was near and went off to expire with dignity and privacy. These days, my human is older and weighs more than a human her height should. She needed a pet to help motivate her to exercise. Enter me! We go on walks all the time. Adopting a cat wasn’t going to help her in that way.

{Meankitty’s note: Here’s a cheery grey and white cat that would like to live with Willoughby and Mochi ANYWAY and could probably find a way to make Willoughby increase her activity level by running amuck, going into other rooms and howling as if in pain, kakking on the opposite side of the house, escaping out the door and making a break for it, etc.}

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3) So why did your human end up a writer instead of a animal sanctuary owner or something like that?

3. My human loves to read. She is often reading more than one book at a time. She also loves to write, one of the main reasons why she needs that exercise. Her butt is in the chair for many hours everyday.

4) Does being a writer mean your human is home all day and easy to access? What is her day like?

4. My human leaves the house regularly for a job. When she comes home she smells strongly of coffee. She and one of her male pups work for a place called Starbucks. She brought me there once to show me off to her co-workers. Unfortunately there was no food on the floor for me to eat.

5) As a dog, you’re probably not devious or fascinating, but on the off-chance you do have feline traits, what are your techniques for distracting your human during crucial writing moments?

5. I am often in need of petting, so I have been known to rise up and plant my front paws on her leg. She’s pretty smart and knows that means I need to go outside or be picked up. As for distractions, she doesn’t need me for that. She has something called Twitter and Candy Crush Saga that do the job far better than I could.

6) What indignities and neglect have you suffered because of your human’s writing career (besides the absence of a cat to properly rule the house)?

6. To tell the truth, I live a pretty good life. I did some time in the animal shelter. I don’t really remember how long I was caged up because I try to block it out, but I do remember it was a cold, heartless place filled with despair. Living with my human is like a dream come true.

mochiblanket7) We’ve established your human doesn’t write stories full of hyped up lies about dogs. Tell me about the felines in your human’s fiction. How often do they appear and how big a part do they play?

7. No comment. (Please don’t scratch me. It’s not my fault.)

8) When your human gets together with other writers, do they spend half their time sniffing each other’s butts like dogs do?

8. I’ve never actually witnessed my human with other writers except for this one time she met with her critique partner, Dee J. Adams. Dee J. has two dogs, so I’m afraid I spent all my time sniffing their butts and vice versa and I can’t answer your question.

9) Tell us, from a dog’s POV, about your human’s most recent publication.

9. My human is writing a bunch of books about hockey players. It’s not surprising. She’s watching hockey on TV all the time. I’m not exaggerating. We have a very large HD TV and she turns the sound up real loud. She yells. She leaps up and cheers. She curses. She gets so excited, sometimes I think hockey is the human equivalent of going on a walk. Last night, there was a big kerfuffle because a human who is a retired hockey player agreed to be her hockey consultant. Personally, I’m hoping she takes me along when she goes to tour the Los Angeles Kings practice facility because there have got to be some outstanding smells there to smell, especially in the locker room and the workout area.

Anyway, the first hockey book is silly if you ask me. It’s about a hockey player who punches someone. A female human is standing in line so the player can write his name on a hat (which is a completely useless exercise, if you ask me), and some other human in the line gets mad at her and pushes her to the ground and the hockey human doesn’t like that and punches him. I guess maybe the hockey human got a whiff of the female and wanted her to be a member of his pack and not a member of that other human’s pack.

10) What is your human’s next project (bonus points if you answer: getting a cat)?

10. My human’s next project is another book about another hockey human. This book should be more interesting because there is a lot of food mentioned and described in it. I love human food. The female human in it is a chef. My human wants to cook some of the recipes in the book, like tamale soup. If I’m good, I may get a little tidbit tossed my way.

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Meankitty and the Human Typist

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Meankitty Wants To Know: Amylynn Bright

Handsome Joe and his human, Amylynn Bright, write Regency romances like the Secrets Series (Lady Belling’s Secret, Miss Goldsleigh’s Secret, The Duke of Morewether’s Secret). While we might suggest these be retitled as Lady Don’tBellTheCat’s Secret, Miss Goldshedding’s Secret, and The Duke of Meowether’s Secret, since they are not just romances but comedies, my own human was intrigued and encouraged me to do this interview, since she likes funny stuff.

1) For Joe: So, your human writes books. Does this mean he or she is home all day and easy to access? Elaborate if necessary.

Nah, she still goes to her day job which is actually a blessing otherwise she’d be driving ME crazy 24 hours a day with the constant belly kisses and nonsense like that. Her husband found me in their boat when I was about five weeks old. I was a wild little thing then, but she’s an excellent cuddler, and I was pretty smitten with her from the get go. She took me with her to her job every single day for a year before the building manager put the kibosh on that. I’ll say I do miss battling the copier and eating the office plants.

2) Joe, she sounds pretty well trained. Amylynn, with cat adoration like that, why did you decide to be a writer instead of a cat sanctuary owner?

Honestly, I don’t know. There’s probably just as much money in sanctuaries as there is in publishing.

3) Speaking of $$, Joe, how large a proportion of Amylynn’s income do you have her devote to your gourmet tuna, cat beds, toys and other basic necessities?

WHOA WHOA WHOA. Are you telling me there’s gourmet tuna? What the hell?

4) There is, Joe. There is. Let’s give her a chance to redeem herself. Amylynn, tell us why you think cats are better than dogs? (Since you call yourself a writer, I trust your answer will be eloquent.)

Please don’t shun me, but I love dogs. I have as many dogs as I do cats. Jojo Kitty is best friends with my Lab, Winnie. However, cats are very helpful. Mine redecorate my desk, keep my keyboard warm, and maintain a watchful eye on the weird, tiny people inside the television. Dogs just lay there and bark at the mailman.

5) Joe, tell us more about your helpfulness. For example, what are your techniques for distracting your human during crucial writing moments, just because it’s fun?

I love to shove my face into a glass of tea. I also enjoy a good cursor chase across the screen.

6) And how do you give her all her best new ideas?

I whisper them into ear at night while she’s sleeping. I’m a cat. I’m stealthy.

7) Sounds like a dubious method, Joe. How has it worked so far? Tell me about the felines in your human’s fiction. How often do they appear and how big a part do they play?

In her most recent book, The Duke of Morewether’s Secret, the other cat in my house was featured only she changed his name to Ferdinand which I find absolutely hysterical. I’m not in much of her fiction–so far–but I appear in her blog all the time.

8) Amylynn, that doesn’t sound like NEARLY enough feline worship! What are your plans for making sure you rectify this egregious error and demonstration of poor writing skills?

So far, cats haven’t played a huge role, but I do suspect that will change as my current work in progress is about a veterinarian who owns a Savannah and a Havana Brown. One thing I love about writing fiction is that I get to have all the animals I want vicariously through my characters. There is no way on this earth my husband is going to let me have a $20,000 cat. Our cat Jojo was found in our boat as a feral kitten. I did get my husband to agree that if I find a Savannah in our boat I can keep it. Now I just have to figure out how to get one in the darn boat.

9) Joe, maybe Amylynn needs more…direct inspiration. What works of fiction or cinema involving cats does your human enjoy sharing with you?

I’m not too proud to admit we watch a LOT of Youtube. Also we own Puss in Boots. Puss is very handsome and orange, just like me.

10) Amylynn, what about you?

I love Hemingway. Hemingway loved cats. Also, I have an affection for Bill the Cat from Bloom County. That may be showing my age.

11) Amylynn, perhaps you can show us some of your narrative abilities now. Do you have any amazing, or at least humorous, real life cat stories you’d like to share?

I think Jojo might be homicidal. He drowns all his cat toys. I’ll find his entire water bowl full of pipe cleaners and cat nip mice. He doesn’t just put them in the water and walk away. He actually holds them down with his foot until they stop floating up. It’s a bit disturbing.

12) Joe, if you could make one change to your human, what would it be?

More fingers for scratching and a bigger lap.

13) I have to admit, Joe, except for neglecting your gourmet tuna and letting DOGS into your house, this writer of yours doesn’t sound half bad. Amylynn, what do you think? How goes the discussion about discipline in your house?

Blahahahahahahahaha. Discipline. Blahahahahahahaha. I do whatever the cat tells me to do.

14) Amylynn, here’s a bonus question: can you type with a cat stretched out across your wrists? If not, why not? Otherwise, how’s the carpal tunnel?

I absolutely can. I am firmly in the camp that says you may never, ever, under any circumstance, disturb a sleeping cat.

15) Prove it, Miss A! Here’s a multiple choice question. You have a writing deadline but the cat who rules you wants some attention. Desperately. Do you:
A) Lock the cat in another room and keep working?
B) Pet the cat for a couple minutes and then toss her cruelly aside?
C) Pet the cat as long as she wants because you know it will inspire and refresh you?
— Note: If you answered anything besides C, we suggest you consider the fact you could have written a much better book if you had been inspired and refreshed instead of mean to the cat.

I’m choosing C but because I will take any excuse whatsoever to procrastinate. If the cat wants to procrastinate with me, he’s welcome to it. I love company.

16) And last but not least, Joe, did your human name a character for you? Are you pleased? If not, why? And did your human name you for a fictional character? Hate it or love it?

So far no, but I suspect that’s because she gave me such an original name–Joseph “Jojo” T. Kittywiggles, Esq. That’s quite a mouthful, don’t you think? Mom just calls me Sweet Baby Joe.

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Thanks to Joe and Amylynn for being our guests today!

Meankitty & the Human Typist
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Meankitty Wants to Know: Janni Nell

It’s another dog-tending author day! Poor Janni Nell. Good books, according to my human, but this awful dog named Vitomus Maximus aka Vito lives at her house! Let’s find out more about the human from the dog’s perspective…

1) So, your human writes books. Are they (a) full of praise and hyped up lies about dogs; or (b) do they contain interesting stories?
If A, interview is over. If B, you may continue.

[[Note: this question had no answer. Hm!]]

2) If writers are supposed to be so smart, why does your writer have a dog instead of a cat when it’s common knowledge cats are better? Does that mean your writer isn’t very smart?

Well, puss—you don’t mind if I call you that—my human is allergic to cats. Just like me. Go figure.

3) So why did your human end up a writer instead of an animal sanctuary owner or something like that?

I can only guess that she’d rather be at home with me than out in the real world. Frankly, who wouldn’t want to spend all day with a gorgeous boy like me.

4) Does being a writer mean your human is home all day and easy to access? What is her day like?

Not only is she easy to access but she’s well trained. We go for lots of long walks around the neighbourhood. While I’m having my post walk nap, I allow her to write.

5) As a dog, you’re probably not devious or fascinating, but on the off-chance you do have feline traits, what are your techniques for distracting your human during crucial writing moments?

If the ‘nose nudge’ doesn’t work, there’s always the ‘sit and look cute’ or the ‘whine and look neglected’ ploys. One of these usually results in a nice tummy rub.

6) What indignities and neglect have you suffered because of your human’s writing career (besides the absence of a cat to properly rule the house)?

Are you kidding? I rule that house. There’s no cat because I make it so.

7) We’ve established your human doesn’t write stories full of hyped up lies about dogs. Tell me about the felines in your human’s fiction. How often do they appear and how big a part do they play?

Gee, scratching my head here… My human is a woman of discernment and taste. Nope, no cats in her books. Okay, there was that one cutesy scene, but we don’t talk about that.

8) When your human gets together with other writers do they spend time sniffing each other’s butts?

Of course not, their olfactory system is very primitive compared to a dog’s. They mostly spend time talking and drinking that foul beverage coffee.

9) Tell us, from a dog’s POV, about your human’s most recent publication.

It was called Night of the Dark Horse. Horse? Seriously? She couldn’t have used: Night of the Noble Dog or Night of the Scaredy Cat.

10) What is your human’s next project (bonus points if you answer: getting a cat)?

You know what you can do with your bonus points. I don’t suck up to cats. My human’s next project is a cozy mystery series. No dogs in it yet, but I’m working on that.

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Sincerely,

Meankitty & The Human Who Is Thankfully Not Allergic to Cats
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Meankitty Wants to Know: Abbott and Costello

ON THE SCENT by author and cat friend Angela Campbell has some humans in it and romance and mystery, but more importantly the protagonists of the book are Abbott (the cat) and Costello (the dog). Well, mostly the cat is important, but the dog plays a significant role in the book too. Today we’ve interviewed Abbott and Costello about the book, their feelings about the humans in the book, and life in general.

1) Abbott, you’re described as furry, black and white. Can we see a photo?

2) Costello, you’re described as some kind of mixed breed or a genetic experiment with short legs, a long nose, and golden fur. Can we see a photo?

3) Costello, what is it about human legs that gets you so excited? What was the best humping you got in through the course of this particular book?

Um, I don’t know what any of that means. Hey, I saw a squirrel today.

4) Abbott, what do you think of Costello and his odd habit of humping human legs?

He’s an idiot. End of story. (licks paw)

5) Abbott, tell me why you and Costello always follow the human, Hannah, around the house now, including when she goes to the bathroom.

You never know when she’s going to whip out a can of tuna. Maybe she has tuna stashed in the bathroom. I dunno. Also, I still haven’t figured out what humans actually do in bathrooms. It’s kind of fascinating–tuna aside. I mean, why do they go and just sit? Why do they take off their body blankets and stand in water? It’s kind of like watching a train wreck. You’re horrified, but you can’t look away.

6) What are the perks of being the richest cat and dog in America?

Costello: Hey, I saw a squirrel today.

Abbott: The only good to come from it so far has been our bodyguard, Zach. Don’t get me wrong–he’s an idiot–but at least he listens. If I’m feeling a little hungry and there’s no food around, all I have to do is threaten to expose some stupid secret of his and, bam, I’ve got food. Yeah, I have a slave. It’s all good.

7) Near the beginning of the book, your human Hannah mentions she hasn’t even unpacked. All those unpacked boxes! Abbott, why is she so cruel to you that she won’t unpack the boxes for your amusement?

Let’s be fair. I have to take some of the blame. Any time a human tortures a cat, it’s because the cat hasn’t properly trained his humans. Know what I mean? Don’t worry. I made sure she knew the boxes were my play castles. I don’t expect to have that problem again.

8) The human, Zach, used to be on a reality TV show called The Psychic Detective. What do you two think the best reality TV show would be?

Abbott: Hey, dog. That means what do you want to watch on the big light box that shows moving pictures?
Costello: Oooh! Squirrels.
Abbott: Oh brother. (licks paw) Me? I think it would be cool to have my own reality show. They could call it Keeping Up With Abbott. Maybe I would get more slaves that way. More petting, but not too much petting. More tuna. More naps. For kicks, I’d run off and hide and see if they could keep up with me.

9) Costello, tell me about the obedience classes Hannah thinks she should put you in? Does she really need that much training?

Costello: Um, I don’t know what that means.
Abbott: Remember the park? She made you sit for a treat?
Costello: Oh my god, that was torture! I thought she was playing a game. I thought I would starve to death!
Abbott: Let’s just skip to the next question. Make it about me. That’s just easier.

10) If you two could talk to Angela, what would you tell her about the next book you’d like to be featured in?

Abbott: She just put us through an awful story where the idiot girl who works for Zach came and took care of us while our humans went away. Three weeks without my slave. Can you imagine? I hope she never does that again. We had to wait endlessly to be fed–
Costello: I thought I’d starve to death!
Abbott: And the idiot girl kept staring out the window and talking to us about serial killers and ghosts. (Human Typist’s note: That was in SOMETHING WICKED, another Campbell book that is excellent reading.) Sheesh. Humans. What are you gonna do?
Costello: I want to be able to chase squirrels in the next book. And eat them. I’m hungry. Got any food?
Abbott: Tuna?

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Sincerely,

Meankitty and the Typist
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