Friday, June 11, 2010

Animals in the House

I delight in animals . . . all kinds -- from wild tigers to tame kitty cats.  The feistier they are, the better I like them.  I try to put at least one in each of my books.

SPYMASTER'S LADY introduces us to Tiny, the huge black dog that guards the house. 

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  1. Christine6:24 PM

    Kedger from MLAS is my absolute favorite. I loved how integral to the plot he was and how Sebastian thinks he is Jess's cat when she groggily first mentions him. I also liked how Sebastian was thinking how he liked cats! Any hero who likes cats is A-OK with me. Kedger was so well written I always wondered if you have/had a ferret? I'm a cat person myself but ferrets have a wonderful mix of naughty and cute that I love. Was there a backstory you had in mind of how Jess acquired him? (Oh and I love that you said Adrian has a cat we haven't met yet.)


  2. Anonymous9:29 PM

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  3. Dear Anon -

    I am so very sorry to have to remove the comment. The company looks like a wonderful one and their contribution to the SPCA shows they have great heart.

    But I can't leave commercial products of ANY kind in the comment trail. Not even such worthy companies. I have to remove all such messages, or it wouldn't be fair.

    I would be delighted to post the URL of that animal shelter though, or of the animal shelter you support.

  4. Hi Christine,

    I haven't owned a ferret myself. I used to 'ferret sit' for a friend, though.

    They're a lot like cats, but more stubborn.
    Yes. Even more stubborn than a Siamese.

    Do you know . . . I have never once thought about or pictured how Jess got hold of him. It would have been as a kit, certainly. By 1811, Kedger was a Grand Old Man of a ferret.

    I will have to think about this, when I'm not in the midst of JUSTINE.
    If I am ever out of the midst of JUSTINE again.

  5. Hi Jo! I won TFR from the RomCon blog you did. Yay! Just wanted to say thank you and that I'm so excited to read it.

    I loved Doyle and Maggie in The Spymaster's Lady, and now I look forward to meeting Dulce and Decorum.

    Hope you're having a wonderful weekend, and are enjoying working on JUSTINE.

  6. Anonymous7:37 AM

    Dear Joanna,

    My apologies. Didn't even think about that.

  7. Hi Katrina --

    I have the book packed and ready to go. Mailing it will have to wait till I drive into town, which I do about twice a week. So it should soon be winging its way to you.

    Congratulations on winning. Hope you enjoy it.

  8. Hi Anon --

    Nothing to worry about. In a general way, I pull posts for having a commercial product recommended. I feel as though I have to be consistent. Sort of -- 'Delete them all and let Google sort them out.'