Sneaky here with another pawsome interview of a pet character. Today, it’s my pleasure to be cat chatting with a witch cat whose currrent book is on tour with Escape with Dollycas Into a Good Book.
What is your name and your author’s name?
Me Pixel. Me author Vicki Vass.
Welcome, Pixel. What book(s) have you appeared in? Please list them and their genre.
Me in Bloodline and Dark Corner (puffs white chest proudly). Me star. Cozy (purrs).
Pawsome. I’m a cozy mystery cat, too. Are you in a series? If so, please give information about it.
Me in Witch Cat. Me familiar.
How mice. I’m a library cat, but being a witch’s cat must be very exciting.
Are you based on a real animal such as your author’s? If so, please give further details.
Me real orange cat. Me rescue. Me born in cold barn. Find warm place with fireplace.
What a purrfect story. My author just rescued two kittens. She lost my namesake Oliver, also a Siamese like me, last year.
Can you share an excerpt from one of your books that features you in an important scene? If so, please include it.
From Dark Corner
Pixel inhaled deeply. “Me hungry?” He could smell what I did—Mrs. Twiggs’s cauldron boiling with a concoction for which I had given her the recipe. He scurried into the cabin with Tracker and me close behind.
“Oh dear, Terra, I don’t think I’m doing this right.” The new Mrs. Twiggs, light on her feet Mrs. Twiggs, filled her wooden ladle from the iron cauldron hanging above the fire in the big stone fireplace and breathed in. Since her transformation to a Wiccan, Mrs. Twiggs had turned into a much younger woman. Not so much that the humans could tell but enough that those close to her could. “I followed every step in Agatha’s recipe. I know I did.” She shook her head.
Pixel tiptoed up to the cauldron, stood on his hind paws, and sniffed. “Me like.” He grinned at me, his smile resembling that of the Cheshire cat from Alice in Wonderland. Pixel’s days were full of new discoveries, and his delight in them never ceased to delight me.
Pawsome! What do you like most about your role in your authors’ books?
Me star. Me get food.
Food is always the best perk for us character cats.
Are you a talking cat in your books or just a silent one like I am who just meows occasionally?
Me talk. Sometimes me purr.
I only make cat sounds, too.
What advice would you give other cat characters?
Be useful and cuddly.
A winning combination.
Do you have any new books coming out? Please give dates and details.
Dark Corner came out November 15. It continues our story.
Concatulations and best whiskers on your new release and future books. Thanks so much for the cat chat. It was fun.
Dark Corner: A Witch Cat Mystery
by Vicki Vass
About the Book
Dark Corner: A Witch Cat Mystery
Paranormal Cozy Mystery
2nd in Series
Tedeschi Publishing (October 9, 2018)
Paperback: 190 pages
Digital ASIN: B07J4P2521
Evil has awoken in Asheville, North Carolina, and Terra Rowan must prepare the Ladies of the Biltmore Society for battle. With her familiar, Pixel, a crooked leg fluffy orange cat, and her apprentice Abigail Oakhaven, a stubborn teenage girl with a bloodline dating back to the beginning of time, she begins their journey. The witch hunters have come to the Appalachian Mountains in search of the last witch of Salem. The magic of the mountains can no longer protect her and her coven. She must travel to the one place on earth that holds the secret to save mankind – Dark Corner.
Combining elements from different cultures, Appalachian folklore, Celtic legends, Native American mysticism, Dark Corner continues its new witch mythology while staying true to the realm of cozy mystery.
Terra Rowan is a witch trapped between worlds and lost in time.
About the Author
Vicki Vass traded in her reporter’s notebook to pursue her passion of writing cozy mysteries. Her Antique Hunter series was a finalist in the 2016 Mystery & Mayhem contest. Bloodline is the first book in the Witch Cat Mystery series.
Vicki has written more than 1,400 stories for the Chicago Tribune as well as other commercial publications including Home & Away, the Lutheran and Woman’s World. Her science fiction novel, The Lexicon, draws on her experience in Sudan while writing about the ongoing civil war for World Relief.
She lives in the Chicago area with her husband, writer and musician Brian Tedeschi, son Tony, Australian shepherd Bandit, kittens Terra and Pixel, seven koi and Gary the turtle.
Purchase Link – Amazon
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