Sneaky here with another pawsome pet character interview. Today, I’m speaking with a pretty Persian cat from a new release. Hello, Ms. Kitty. Please introduce yourself and your author.
Hello, so nice to meet you. I’m Chanel and my author is Elizabeth Pantley.
What book(s) have you appeared in? Please list them and their genre.
I’m featured in all the Destiny Falls Mystery and Magic books. You can first meet me in book 1, Falling into Magic. You’ll learn more about me in book 2, The Disappearance of Emily. Apparently, I also have a big role in the upcoming book 3, as well. It’s called The Ghost Camper’s Tall Tales.
You sound like you’re a regular character in this series. Tell me more about it.
Yes, the Destiny Falls Mystery and Magic books are a series. I understand my author has enough material in her head for at least a dozen books.
Your author is like my Debbie who is brimming with ideas, but they don’t always include our series. I don’t mind. I need a break from Cobble Cove once in a while.
Are you based on a real animal such as your author’s? If so, please give further details.
My author loves cats, but she’s never owned a white Persian like me. I think she would love that, though.
Debbie has never owned a Persian pussycat either, but she had a Siamese. I was based on Oliver who has since gone to Rainbow Bridge.
Can you share an excerpt from one of your books that features you in an important scene? If so, please include it.
I’d be delighted, thank you for asking.
My heart felt even fuller, and my yoga seemed like a message of gratefulness out to the universe. I took a deep breath in and out, then heard another deep breath behind me. I turned around and saw Latifa and Chanel stretched out into somewhat yoga-ish poses.
“Good morning, Chanel,” I said.
“She says, good day to you, Miss Hayden,” Latifa translated the meow.
The cats and I finished up our yoga session. (I was thankful no one was videotaping.) And oh joy! I had two fashion critics helping me select a meeting-with-the-grandmother outfit. At least Chanel’s comments were on point and helpful. Latifa was still on her Project Runway kick, which basically meant mixing odd colors and fabrics and trying to overload me with accessories, none of which I would wear this morning.
Pawsome excerpt. Thank you for sharing it, Chanel.
What do you like most about your role in your authors’ books?
I appreciate that my author captures my true personality and does an admirable job of describing my best features. She also respects the importance of my place in the household, as the cat of the grand dame of the family.
You’re lucky. I also like the way Debbie portrays me and also my cat co-star, KittyKai, who joined our series a few books back and recently starred in our Easter mystery that is on blog tour starting March 22.
Are you a talking cat in your books or just a silent one like I am who just meows occasionally?
I don’t talk, but my very dear partner, Latifa can communicate with our main character. Therefore, my thoughts are appropriately translated when necessary.
KittyKai and I don’t communicate with Alicia, but we talk among ourselves, and the reader is privy to our conversations, which makes things interesting.
What advice would you give other cat characters?
Take advantage of feline stealth. Keep your eye on the villains and find a way to let your main character know what you’ve observed. That’s how you’ll become important to the book series and keep your place of prominence.
I agree completely.
Do you have any new books coming out? Please give dates and details.
Our current book, The Disappearance of Emily has just been released, and ohhh my, the mysteries it uncovers! It’s quite an exhilarating read with twists and turns you’ll never expect and an ending that you’ll not soon forget.
I saw my author has it on her Kindle and is hoping to read it soon. Debbie said she loved the first one and wrote a review about it.
Are you and/or your author on social media? If so, please list your links.
My author is quite busy in that area! Here are all her locations:
Thank you, Chanel for such a purrfect interview. Best whiskers to you and your author on your new release and the rest of your series. Here is a link to the interview my author had with yours for her blog tour: https://wordpress.com/post/debbiedelouise.com/12082