Sneaky Interviews Paws the Cat from Witch Way to Mintwood by Addison Creek

Wow, Meow. I have another cozy mystery cat guest who is on blog tour with Escape with Dollycas into a Good Book.  

Hello, Kitty. What is your name and your author’s name?

I’m Paws, and my author is Addison Creek.

Mice to meet you.

What book(s) have you appeared in? Please list them and their genre.

All cozy mysteries.

Witch Way to Mintwood

Witch Some Win Some

Spell by Midnight

A Witch on Mintwood Mountain

Witch Raising Situation

Witch Way Round

Witch Wish Way

White Witch Wonder

Muddled Mintwood Murderer

Oh, Bastet! You and your author are quite prolific. Please give us more information about your series.

The Witch of Mintwood series is set in Mintwood, Maine, a small town of 4,000 people. It follows me, and the Witch of Mintwood, Lemmi. Lemmi’s grandmother was the Witch of Mintwood before her, but she recently passed away.

Sounds pawsome. Are you based on a real animal, such as your author’s? If so, please give further details.

I am totally unique. A basis in any real cat would not do me justice, trust me. If I HAD to choose a cat, though, my author has had several beloved ones. Trouble was a particular joy to her. He was anything but what his name suggests, so that makes one of us. The commonality was that Trouble’s owner both loved and was bemused by him. I’d like to think Lemmi feels the same way about me.

Makes sense. Can you share an excerpt from one of your books that features you in an important scene? If so, please include it.

From A Witch on Mintwood Mountain Book 4:

“I can’t believe you’re still taking care of the Ivy cats with the Dresden house so close by,” scoffed Paws.

Not long ago, two witches, Betty and Possy, had been staying at the Dresden house, up the road from the Ivy place. They had disappeared after a confrontation we’d had at my farmhouse with a dark witch named Ellie. Greer, Charlie, and I had surmised that Betty and Possy were in cahoots with Ellie to get my grandmother’s real wand, and though they had failed the first time, I felt certain they’d try again.

“They’re gone,” I said. “I don’t see what the danger is. Someone has to take care of the cats.”

“We do deserve the best,” said Paws.

“Are you saying I’m the best pet sitter?” I said.

“I’m sure that’s not what I’m saying,” said Paws.

“It might be what you’re saying,” I said.

“You might have wax in your ears,” he said.

“Don’t worry, I can take a compliment,” I told him.

“Clearly,” he said.

A purrfect excerpt.

What do you like most about your role in your authors’ books?

Let’s be honest, I am utterly essential to the plot, my author’s happiness, and world peace. No crime would be solved without me and very few ghost mice would be caught.

It’s great to be indispensible to your human co-star. I like to think I am to Alicia, but I’m a little more modest than you.

Are you a talking cat in your books or just a silent one like I am who just meows occasionally?

I talk, some would say too much. I say exactly the right amount!

There definitely is a thin line between too much verbosity and not enough. We feline cozy sleuths learn that lesson early in our series.

What advice would you give other cat characters?

Be who you are and wear the pearls you were born to.

I’ve never heard that catexpression before, but I’m sure it’s good advice.

Do you have any new books coming out? Please give dates and details.

As a matter of fact I do. Its utterly amazing how many ghosts we run into who were murdered. Mintwood #10 is Wonder Wand Way coming this spring!

How exciting!

Are you and/or your author on social media? If so, please list your links.

I’m not on social media. Paws make it difficult to type. Here’s my author’s info though:

Wonderful! Thanks for dropping in here today, but please take Lemmi’s broom with you when you leave. Best whiskers to you and your author on your new release, future books, and your blog tour.