Sneaky Interviews Ursula, the Cat from A Genuine Fix, An Allie Cobb Mystery, by J. C. Kenney

Sneaky here with one another pet character interview. Today, I’m speaking with a cat whose current book, A Genuine Fix is on tour with Escape with Dollycas Into a Good Book.

Hello, there, Mr. Cat. What is your name and your author’s name?

My name is Ursula. My human’s name is Allie Cobb, so I guess my last name is Cobb. My author’s name is J.C. Kenney. He has a cat named Maria.

Ursula is an interesting name for a cat character. Very mice to meet you.

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

I’ve appeared on all of my human’s books. The first book is called A Literal Mess and came out this past January. The second one, A Genuine Fix, just came out. The next one is called A Mysterious Mix Up and comes out next January.

Love those titles. Concats!

Are you in a series? If so, please give information about it.

I am. All three books make up The Allie Cobb Mysteries Series. I think they should be called the Ursula Cobb Mysteries. After all, I’m on the cover, not Allie. Nobody asked me, though. Shame on them.

My mysteries are called after the town. Instead of Sneaky the Library Cat mysteries, they’re called the Cobble Cove mysteries.

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

My author says I’m based on Maria, but I’m not sure about that. I mean, Maria’s a one hundred percent indoor cat. I’m an indoor and outdoor kitty. I take my human Allie for walks every day when the weather’s nice. Wearing a harness isn’t the greatest thing in the world, but I can still have fun chasing leaves and bugs. I’ve been told that Maria caught a mouse once. I’m happy for her.

I was based loosely on Debbie’s Siamese who was a lot older than me and made the trip to Rainbow Bridge last year. Sounds like Maria could have her own series.

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

Well, I did discover the body of the murder victim in A Genuine Fix. I think that’s pretty important. Here’s the scene my author wrote about it.

I was going through my project documents, trying to figure out where the snafu might have come from, when Ursi hissed and let out a growl that would make a mountain lion proud. By the time I looked up, her back was a feline version of the St. Louis Arch, and her tail was a bushy, black-and-orange feather duster.

“What’s wrong?” I went to her and bent down to figure out what had her freaked out. Seconds later, I sprang back upright as my blood ran cold.

Ursi had uncovered a human finger.

Forcing myself to maintain some semblance of calm, I grabbed a decent-sized piece of mulch and scraped smaller wooden pieces from the finger. It only took a few scrapes to reveal an entire hand.

“Oh, God.” I fell to my hands and knees and vomited. The hand wasn’t fake. Or warm.

Something told me it was attached to an entire body.

Pawsome scene. Thanks for sharing.

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

What I like most, besides the kitty treats Allie gives me, is getting to show readers how much Allie and I care about each other. I know she loves me and wants me to be happy. I try to be there for her whenever she needs it, especially when she’s feeling down. A lot of people think cats don’t care about their humans very much. All I know is that Allie is my number one human and I’d do anything for her. I also like being buddies with Allie’s best human friend, Sloane.

That’s very nice. I’m friends with Alicia, and I get along nicely with the rest of the Cobble Cove library crew.

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

I’m pretty quiet, with a few well-placed meows when needed. I like to think I’ve trained Allie to know when I have something to say, it’s important. This is one thing where I’m a lot like my author’s cat Maria. She’s pretty quiet, too.

It’s good to know when to meow and when to keep your kitty lips shut.

What advice would you give other cat characters?

We felines are pretty self-assured, so I don’t know that any cat needs my advice. What I will remind my fellow porch panthers is to always be true to yourselves. Our humans love us for who we are. That, and never say no to a kitty treat.

Great advice. Your my type of cat character, Ursula.

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

A Genuine Fix just came out. A Mysterious Mix Up comes out January 8, 2020.

Oh, goodie. I have four books in my series. I’ve got to get Debbie moving on the 5th, but she’s working on other mysteries now.

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

I’m not, but my author is, which is fine. I’m perfectly content hanging out with Allie, Sloane and their friends in Rushing Creek.

You can find my author at, on Twitter at, Facebook at, and on BookBub at

Purrfect. Best whiskers to you and your author on your recent release, upcoming books, and your blog tour that I’m featuring below.

A Genuine Fix
(An Allie Cobb Mystery)
by J.C. Kenney

About the Book

A Genuine Fix (An Allie Cobb Mystery)
Cozy Mystery
2nd in Series
Lyrical Underground (July 16, 2019)
Paperback: 194 pages
ISBN-10: 1516108604
ISBN-13: 978-1516108602
Digital ASIN: B07KDWV2RX

Murder takes a page out of a killer’s playbook when literary agent Allie Cobb becomes her Indiana town’s number-one bestselling suspect …

Running the family literary business while preparing for her best friend’s wedding, chairing a park planning committee, and getting her rescue cat to bond with her boyfriend’s golden retriever doesn’t leave Allie Cobb much time for crime-solving. But when the guy who stood her up the night of her high school senior prom is killed and dumped in a pile of mulch, Allie’s suddenly the prime suspect.

It’s insulting enough that gambler, drunk, and all-around lowlife Georgie Alonso was found on the site of the memorial park honoring Allie’s deceased father. Now she’s fighting to clear her name and hold off a rush to judgment. But politics, decades-old secrets, and a slew of high-profile suspects make dangerous bedfellows as the eve of the park’s grand opening draws nearer. She’ll have to nab a killer soon, before her storybook life gets a bad ending …

About the Author

J.C. Kenney grew up in a household filled with books by legends Agatha Christie and Lilian Jackson Braun, among many others, so it was no surprise when he found himself writing mystery stories. When he’s not writing, you can find him following IndyCar racing or listening to music. He lives in Indianapolis with his wife, two sons, and a cat who is the inspiration for Ursula in the Allie Cobb Mysteries.

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