Sneaky Interviews Chanel from The Disappearance of Emily by Elizabeth Pantley

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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:

Goodreads:  https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/24811.Elizabeth_Pantley
Website:  https://www.nocrysolution.com/books/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ElizabethPantleyNoCryAuthor
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/elizabethpantley/
Pinterest:  https://www.pinterest.com/nocrysolution/_saved/
Blog:  https://elizabethpantley.com/
email:  elizabeth@pantley.com

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

Sneaky’s Interview with Casanova from The Casanova of HIll Street by E.T. Hansen

Meow, Mr. Cat!. Nice to have you on Sneaky’s blog. What is your name and your author’s name?

They call me Casanova and I’m a good-looking Manx and very successful with the ladies. My author is E.T. Hansen, also known as Grumpy Old Writer, who is neither of those things.

MOL (Meow Out Loud). You certainly are a cute guy minus the tail.
What book(s) have you appeared in? Please list them and their genre.

I’ve only appeared in one book – „The Casanova of Hill Street,“ a short story about love.

Very nice. I’m a mystery cat myself, but I’m sure you do a fine job with romances.

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

“The Casanova of Hill Street“ is one book in a series of 12 cat tales, each with a different cat hero – my book is one of the tales about love, but other books are about loneliness and hope, about friendship, about being outcast and finding a place to belong … there are some religious tales and there is even a horror story in there and a murder mystery, though I have to say, I’m on Team Cat – her owner got what he deserved!

So far, I have published three Cat Tales, 99 cents each:

A Cat’s Christmas Present

The Purring of the Witch

The Casanova of Hill Street

What a bargain, and they all sound like great stories, especially yours.
Are you based on a real cat such as your author’s? If so, please give further details.

My author has had many cats in his life and a lot of the cats in the series are based on real cats, while others, like the religious tales, are taken from legends. I am one of the few who actually existed – I’m the Manx tomcat who seduced his pretty feline Miko and gave her five beautiful kittens. He went out looking for me, but never found me – maybe that’s why his imagination ran wild and he had to invent a story about me.

You devil you! Now I see why you’re called Casanova. Maybe I can get some tips for romancing Miss Kittykai, but neither of us are real. I’m based slightly on my author’s Siamese who has since gone to Rainbow Bridge, and KittyKai was named after a cat who belongs to a reader who won my author’s character naming contest.

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

He was a big old thing, gray and wide-faced and stout and well-fed, and he wore no collar. From the way he crossed the street and jumped onto walls and disappeared into gardens, Brian could tell he thought he owned the neighborhood – and most likely, at least from a cat perspective, he did.

The Manx seemed to have a certain afternoon routine. On most days, Brian could catch sight of him in the park and follow him from a distance, until, at a certain corner on Hill Street, he lost sight of him behind a wall.

He staked out Hill Street.

One day, when the Manx disappeared over the wall and Brian hurried to look over, he saw he wasn’t alone. Just around the corner, a woman was peering over the same garden wall.

She was about his age, dressed in a baggy sweater and running shoes, with thick glasses. Not the fashion type. Come to think of it, she was dressed much like Brian, which is to say, not very well at all. They stared at each other, unsure what to say, and both decided, because that’s the kind of people they both were, not to say anything and just walk away.

They repeated that the next two times they met at that wall, and it was pretty obvious they were both working up the guts to say hello. On the fourth day it burst out of them at the same time:

“That Manx?”

And they laughed.

Very nice excerpt. Thanks for sharing it, Cas.
What do you like most about your role in your authors’ books?

I love that I’m the big cat of the neighborhood, the tomcat all lady cats are crazy about, I’m suave and cool and confident and masculine and most importantly, I know a secret that most humans don’t know – the secret of love.

You certainly play an important role in your story.
Are you a talking cat in your books or just a silent one like I am who just meows occasionally?

Only a few cats in the Cat Tales series are portrayed from the cat’s perspective – in fact, I think only Bastet, the cat goddess, can talk – but it’s the mystery of our thoughts that keep humans wondering about us!

I can relate to that. In my series, the readers can now read my thoughts and the thoughts of the other pet characters, and we all can communicate with one another, but the human characters have no idea what we’re saying or doing. I think that adds some interest to our books.
What advice would you give other cat characters?

Cute! Be cute! Centuries of survival and evolution have taught us cats one lesson and one lesson only: if you want to survive, if you want to thrive, if you want to work your way into the hearts of your humans, be cute!

Ahh. That’s purrfect advice.
Do you have any new books coming out? Please give dates and details.

The next book in the series, „The Ghost of Fluffy McFluffins,“ will come out at the end of the month, for 99 cents. My author may also make an audio book for it and post it on his social media pages. It is about a lonely girl whose only friend, her cat, dies and then … well, you can guess what happens then from the title. But don’t be mistaken – it’s not scary, it’s heart-warming and beautiful.

My author wrote a story, “The Path to Rainbow Gardens” that features many of her real-life cats that went to Rainbow Bridge. It’s also heartwarming. I will keep an eye out for your author’s story, too. Love the cat’s name.
Are you and/or your author on social media? If so, please list your links.

I don’t care much about social media personally, because I have a girlfriend around every corner and behind every window in this neighborhood, but my author is all over the place online – sometimes as E.T. Hansen, but also as Grumpy Old Writer:

YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCi9UKmK1_8oCL-rX2LKtMsw/videos?view_as=subscriber

Twitter: https://twitter.com/EricTHansen1

And his Newsletter will be available at the end of March – I think he intends to include a free audiobook of my story in it.

It was nice talking to you, but now I have to make my rounds of the neighborhood! Meow to you all!

What a pawsome interview, Casanova. You can share your tips with me privately, but keep your paws off KittyKai. Best whiskers to you and your author on your story and his future cat stories.

Hermione’s Kitty Korner #24: A New Cozy Mystery with a Calico Cat Star

Sorry to usurp my brother, Harry, who should’ve been posting his column but has been very lazy lately except when he zooms around after me. I’m also bumping the Feature Friday film in order to let you all know about a great new book in Debbie’s cozy mystery series. KittyKai’s Easter Mystery is now available, and the best part is that it stars a calico just like me.

I love the fact that KittyKai is on the cover of this book and plays such an important role in helping Alicia and her mistress, Gilly at the inn, solve the mystery. Sadly, the book is only in eBook form, but it’s free on Kindle Unlimited. It’s a short book that is part of the Cobble Cove short story series that now consists of 4 titles and follows the Cobble Cove mystery series with the same characters but brand new mysteries. Check them out here: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B08QNJ4GLQ

Also, don’t miss the blog tour for KittyKai’s Easter Mystery starting on March 22.There will be reviews, interviews, and a great giveaway on Great Escapes Virtual Book Tours.

Besides helping Debbie with KittyKai’s scenes because who better than a fellow calico or should I say, lady calico, to understand another, I’ve been hanging out with Debbie’s teenage daughter since she’s been doing remote schooling this week. One thing I enjoyed was playing with Holly’s crochet yarn, although Debbie keeps taking it away from me.

I have plenty of other toys around the house that I share with my brothers Harry and Stripey. We have a toy box, and we all like to grab things out of it. Here I am with a catnip square.

Even though it’s still cold, we are having some nice, sunny days, and it’s warmer in the enclosed patio room than it is outside. I often sit out there with Holly, Debbie, and my brothers. Holly brought the office chair from her room out there, and now there are paw prints on it. I’m not saying who made them.

One fun thing I did was climb up on a box and look into Holly’s room while she was using her computer. She opened the window, and I jumped inside. I am so clever.

That’s it for my Kitty Korner column. I’ll try to nudge Harry into updating you all on his activities. In the meantime, do check out Debbie’s new book. It’s pawsome because what else can you expect from a calico cat star?