Sneaky’s Interview with Lewis and Phoebe Winery Cats

Meow, Meow. I am very excited to once again interview winery cats. For those of you who missed my first interview with cats from the Winery at Marjim Manor, here is the link: https://wp.me/p7XcB0-9q

Today, I am honored to cat chat with the two new cats who now live at the winery. What are your names and your author’s name?

Phoebe
Lewis

We are Lewis and Phoebe named after two of the ghosts who live in our house.  They are siblings and so are we.

Whoo. Did you say ghosts, as in spooks? I’m a fraidy cat, so let’s not talk about things that go bump in the night right now. What book(s) have you appeared in? Please list them and their genre.

We aren’t in any books yet.  Our Mom is writing a book about the history of The Winery at Marjim Manor and promised us we could be in it. We make appearances every day at the winery.  Mom keeps a jar of treats near the front door. If we sit and look cute and wave our bushy tails, customers give us some.

Very mice. I love the treats that patrons sneak me at the Cobble Cove library. Of claws, they are fictional treats because I’m a cat character, but I still enjoy getting them.

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

We are named for real people.  Shubal Merritt built the original house for his wife, Sophia. They had three children, Lewis Phoebe, and Cordelia. They lived in this house in the 1850’s. So, we don’t know if they had any cats as pets. 

Something to investigate. I like to solve murders, although my human co-stars take all the credit for that.

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

Lewis on top of a tree skirt

The role we play around here is to look  cute.  Right now, mom has 14 Christmas trees up.  We like to run and make the tree skirts slide out from under the tree.  We also like the shiny ornaments on the bottom. They make lots of noise when they fall. One tree has a lot of birds on it. Mom doesn’t like it when we take them off and play with them. 

Fourteen Christmas trees? Oh, my, Bastet. That must be a big place. My author keeps a small tree in the house because her cat, Stripey, loves to knock the miniature toy soldiers off it. She also can’t keep any glass ornaments on it. Imagine what he would do to a large tree.

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

There are 4 older cats here. We meow at them when we want to play. They usually want to sleep.  Slinky, the big gold cat, will let us lick his ears sometimes.

Sounds like fun. In my upcoming mystery, I befriend a kitten who moves into the inn (sorry about the spoiler).

What advice would you give other cat characters?

When you want a treat, sit still, then tilt your head and wave your tail.  People say “aww, how cute” and give you a treat.

Purrfect advice.

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

We were just in a murder mystery.  Mom does wine and food pairing dinners that have a murder mystery as part of it. This one was all about Superheroes. One superhero was Katerina and she could herd cats. She brought all kinds of fun toys for us: laser pointers, feather wands, fuzzy mice.  We had fun playing with her. 

I love murder mysteries. My author writes them, and she enjoys attending murder mystery dinners, too. Maybe we should have one at the library. I will run that by her.

Are you and/or your author on social media? If so, please list your links. We are on The Cats of Marjim Manor Facebook page. https://www.facebook.com/CatsofMarjimManor/

Cool! It’s been a pleasure cat chatting with you both. Here’s a toast to my friends, Lewis and Phoebe, winery cats. Best whiskers to you and your Mom on your upcoming book.

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Kitty Quiz and Contest Announcement

catcontestMeow, it’s Monday. I thought I’d start the week off with a cute cat quiz that my author found on Facebook. Try your paws at it to see how much you know about felines. Debbie had a great score, but she got a few wrong and learned some things.

http://pawsome.topix.com/quiz/17826

logodebbieAlso, if you haven’t signed up for Debbie’s newsletter, you’ll miss her March edition that comes out this Wednesday, March 1st,  that will feature a contest for two of her eBooks and a gift certificate. Subscribe at https://debbiedelouise.com to be eligible to win. Debbie has a monthly contest and also shares all her book news in her twice-monthly newsletter. Best whiskers on winning.

 

 

Mews to Meow About!

2Wow, Mbetween-a-rockhard-place-001eow!  I have very exciting mews to share with you readers. First, my second mystery, Between a Rock and a Hard Place, has come in #2 in the P&E Reader’s poll for best mystery of 2016. I credit my pawsome acting but must also acknowledge Debbie’s talented writing. Thanks to all who voted for our book. You guys are pawsome, too. Debbie’s short story, The Path to Rainbow Bridge, although it didn’t feature yours truly, was full of cats and came in #4 of the best Fantasy of 2016.pathtorainbowbridge2-1

Other great news is Debbie has a novella and short story coming out on Valentine’s Day. Both of them also feature cats. Roxie, is a female Siamese owned by a jewel thief in When Jack Trumps Ace. In Debbie’s historical/paranormal romance, The Seashell and the Stone, there is an orange male cat named Seashell (and I thought Sneaky was a weird name).when-jack-trumps-ace-001-1cupidsarrowanthology

The last piece of mews I have is that Debbie just signed for our third mystery, Written in Stone with our wonderful publisher, Solstice Publishing (who came in #2 of publishers in the P&E poll). She’s working with a great editor, Cynthia Ley, on that book as well as the reprinting of our first mystery, A Stone’s Throw. Both books may be out this spring.

oliverwine oliverwinebottleI am so proud of Debbie and all of you readers supporting us that I’m going to have a catnip party to celebrate. I might even ask Debbie to break out the wine from the Winery at Marjim Manor that has her cat Oliver’s label on it, but I think she’s saving that for a souvenir.

I hope to be back with more cat character interviews soon. Don’t forget to tell your authors that I am seeking more guests. I will even interview dogs and other animal characters. I’m always up for a challenge. To apply as a guest on my blog, just email Debbie at debbiewriter@yahoo.com.

First Cobble Cove Character Chat

ccchateditedOk, folks, so I wasn’t chosen to be the character to host the first Cobble Cove Character chat today. Alicia, Debbie’s main character has that honor, but I am sure she will do a great job answering your questions about her role in our series and our books. Also, she has been kind enough to offer a $5 Amazon gift card to the person who posts a question before midnight tonight, Wed, December 7.

aliciapicSo don’t pussyfoot around. Ask Alicia anything (please keep it kitten-rated, though) and related to the Cobble Cove mysteries. She will do her best, using her librarian skills, to answer your questions quickly and accurately.

Visit her here to post your questions: https://www.facebook.com/events/1826399190969939/

 

Holiday Contest and Facebook Paw-ty

Hey Kitties,

To start your week off  a little micer, I have some pawsome news to share. My author is sponsoring a holiday contest with a purrfect prize for her newsletter subscribers and is also hosting a Facebook paw-ty next week with other authors and some characters from her Cobble Cove mysteries including yours truly who will be making a special guest appearance. Paw down this page for fur-ther details about both these upcoming events.41gkohndn5l-_ss100_In Debbie’s next author newsletter around November 15, she is going to announce a holiday contest with a special prize connected with our second Cobble Cove mystery, Between a Rock and a Hard Place. The contest will run from mid-November to Mid-December. At the end of that time, she will randomly choose a winner from all her newsletter subscribers. The winner will receive the silver serenity photo locket pictured or, based on availability, a similar item. It will make a great holiday gift for yourself, a friend, or a relative (you can even add your cat’s photo inside).

If you aren’t already a subscriber to my author’s newsletter, Debbie’s Drafts, you can sign up through the pop-up form at https://debbiedelouise.com or send a request to join with your email address to her at debbiewriter@yahoo.com.

newgraphicBesides this great contest, Debbie will be hosting a Facebook party with several other authors to celebrate the publishing “birthdays” of our books. The event will feature prizes, giveaways, and fun on Tuesday, November 15 and Wednesday, November 16. If you can’t join in at the times indicated on the page, you can visit afterwards to participate in anything you missed as long as the contest or giveaways are still running. For further details, visit: https://www.facebook.com/events/686222481543213/

I hope you have a pawsome week, and please scratch the dates of both these events on to your calendars.