Meow there, Kitty. What is your name and your author’s name?
I’m Macavity. My friend and caretaker, Bryn, says I was named for a poem by T.S. Eliot, but I’m not familiar with it.
Mice to meet you. I’m familiar with that poem. My author and also the main human character in my books is a librarian, so I’ve picked up a lot of knowledge from them and am great at Googling information, too.
What book(s) have you appeared in? Please list them and their genre.
So far I’m in two humorous mysteries with long titles:
Why Me? Chimeras, Conundrums and Dead Goldfish (A Macavity & Me Mystery)
Who Me? Fog Bows, Fraud and Aphrodite (A Macavity & Me Mystery)
I didn’t get my name or my face on the first book cover, but I insisted they put them on the second one. And they did.
Don’t feel bad. My face is only on one of the books in my series, and my name isn’t on any of the covers except two of my eBook stories because my series is called the Cobble Cove mysteries, not Sneaky and Alicia’s mysteries.
Are you in a series? If so, please give information about it.
Yes, it’s a series that is just getting under way. The main human is Bryn Baczek. She adopted me because we both have different colored eyes. We live on a sailboat in a small marina. I’m the only cat in the marina, but other boat owners often bring their dogs with them. Fortunately, I’m tough and can hold my own.
I understand from Bryn that the mysteries she gets mixed up with involve serious issues. Like illegal human organ trafficking and non-profit fraud. Sometimes I have to help her out. Once I even saved her life. In return, she buys me my favorite foods—when she remembers to shop. I sometimes pick up snacks at the boat where two of her friends live. One friend pretends not to like me, but he feeds me smoked salmon when no one is around.
The only thing that upsets me about Bryn is that she occasionally ties our boat up in different locations or takes it out for a sail. And it’s not always for pleasure. One time we had to hide out at another marina for days because some bad people were looking for her. I’m a homebody and prefer that our home stays tied to the dock at “our” spot.
Very interesting. I imagine living at a marina is different than living in a library like I do.
Are you based on a real cat such as your author’s? If so, please give further details.
My author claims she is allergic to cats and that I’m more than enough pet for her to handle. I know she has a soft spot in her heart for me; otherwise my name wouldn’t be on her book covers.
Can you share an excerpt from one of your books that features you in an important scene? If so, please include it.
Sunday, I slept in. Macavity crawled up on my bunk and stretched before settling in, legs tucked under this body, his breathing slowly transformed into purring, a gentle comforting sound. He likes it best when things are calm. And consistent. If he’d had a chance to choose his owner instead of the other way around, he probably wouldn’t have chosen me. But in spite of my flaws, he hangs around. Perhaps for moments like these.
Macavity’s purring was mesmerizing. Trance-like. Although I was awake, I felt completely relaxed. My mind at ease. Suspended in time. It was a moment of mental flossing, the plaque of random thoughts slowly dissolving until I was cleansed of all the clutter and useless information that usually chases itself around in my head. Now, thanks to Macavity, there was space to form new thoughts and allow fresh perspectives to creep in. *** Macavity apparently decided our idyllic moment was over. He leapt off the bunk and went in search of more interesting activities. I appreciated how he’d help me focus my thinking about Sabrina’s death, but it would have been even more helpful if he’d been able to contribute a few ideas of his own. He was, after all, a pretty good judge of people.
Pawsome excerpt. Thank you for sharing it.
What do you like most about your role in your authors’ books?
I like the fact that she realizes I’m the alpha in our relationship and therefore caters to most of my needs. And I did appreciate her taking me along the last time she house sat. Her friend’s dog, Cora, was nice enough. But I’d prefer she stayed home, with the Aspara at dock, all the time.
Dogs can be okay. There are two dogs in my series, but I have the bigger roles, although Fido was pretty important in our first book. He takes a back seat to me now which is just the way I like it.
Are you a talking cat in your books or just a silent one like I am who just meows occasionally?
I don’t “meow,” I offer opinions, ask for things, and make complaints. Bryn knows what I’m trying to say even though we don’t speak the same language.
That’s cool. Alicia and the other residents of Cobble Cove understand my non-verbal language, too.
What advice would you give other cat characters?
Make your owner and writer take you seriously. Cats are better than people in so many ways and deserve to be treated with respect.
You speak words of wisdom, Macavity.
Do you have any new books coming out? Please give dates and details.
Who Me? Fog Bows, Fraud and Aphrodite just came out on June 28th. A lot happens to me in the story. And although I don’t solve the mystery, I help Bryn figure it out.
That’s all us cat characters can do.
Thanks so much for the pawsome interview, Macavity. I’m sharing your blog tour below. Best whiskers to you and your author on your new release and series.
Who, Me? Fog Bows, Fraud and Aphrodite
by Charlotte Stuart
About Who, Me?
Fog Bows, Fraud and Aphrodite
Who, Me? Fog Bows, Fraud and Aphrodite
2nd in Series
Taylor & Seale Publishing
Paperback : 236 pages
ISBN-10 : 1950613704
ISBN-13 : 978-1950613700
Digital ASIN : B097D67XKS
A heated argument on a nearby boat followed by a loud splash . . .
Who, Me? Fog Bows, Fraud and Aphrodite is a mystery set in an urban boating community in Seattle. Bryn Baczek lives on a sailboat in a small marina with her cat, Macavity, and a series of short-lived goldfish. When a neighbor she doesn’t like becomes the prime suspect in a murder investigation, she reluctantly seeks evidence to prove him innocent. She ends up being threatened by the victim’s abusive boyfriend, betrayed by a close friend, and can’t resist using subterfuge to enter a secured building to search the victim’s office. Although she shares what she learns with a charming detective, she is one step ahead of the police in identifying the murderer . . . a step that puts her in a dangerous face-to-face confrontation.
About Charlotte Stuart
In a world filled with uncertainty and too little chocolate, Charlotte Stuart, PhD, has taught college courses in speech communication, was a management consultant and a VP of HR, and has enjoyed time spent sailing and commercial salmon fishing in Alaska. Her current passion is for writing mysteries with a dollop of adventure and a smattering of humor. When she isn’t writing, she enjoys watching herons, eagles, seals and other sea life from her Vashon Island home office.
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