Saturday, May 30, 2009

Check it out!

Gayle's friend Alex Long, a sophomore in college in Southwest Virginia studying Graphic Design & Advertising, drew this picture of Angus and me in anticipation of the launch of The Quick and The Thread. We don't have cover art yet, but we couldn't wait to let people know about the book. So Alex drew the picture and Gayle (a/k/a Amanda Lee) had it put on postcards.

If you'd like Alex to do some freelance design or illustration work for you, get in touch with him at

Friday, May 22, 2009


Wow, has it been forever? It seems like it. That's one reason I put "finally" in the post. The other reason is that Amanda Lee a/k/a Gayle Trent finished my story and submitted it to the publisher (NAL/Penguin)! I'm excited. Also a little nervous.

How do you like the pic? I was fooling around with Blake and Sadie with my fave--lowfat vanilla latte with a hint of cinnamon!

Anyway, now that the first book is finished--except for edits and stuff like that--Amanda/Gayle plans to get to work on another tale of my adventures. This time, she's telling about the time I met Elvis. Not not the Elvis, but an Elvis impersonator. "Thank you. Thank you very much." That book is tentatively titled Don't Be Crewel. [eyeroll] I know, I know. :-) But we're having fun, right?

I do hope you'll look forward to my first book, The Quick and The Thread. I'll keep you posted on its progress, publication date, and whatever else I find out, okay?!


Wednesday, May 6, 2009

"A Place for Pets"

This week, The News Guard has another story near to both my and Angus' heart. Check it out here.