Monday Mentions: Merry Cat-mas & More

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Cat wine for the holidays benefiting Riverfront Cats! Click the picture to learn more. Image courtesy of Riverfront Cats

We’ve finally thawed out of the melted ice-mageddon of being stuck a week inside. I was able to get all the way through my first pass revisions on HIDE AND SEEK, and sent that back to my editor. I also got the cover of the book WOOT! (it’s been discussed over at my Facebook page so you might want to ramble over there…and maybe like the page to stay up to date *s*).

The week stuck inside put me behind on several things, though, so I’m playing catch up on shopping and other schtuff. How are you doing with holiday plans? Caught up, behind, to-do lists out the watsits? I have to share one personal note that puts this season a bit more into perspective. The son of one of my church members has been in the hospital the last week, comatose and no measurable brain activity. Finally on Friday the family made the difficult decision to stop life support–he continued to breathe, and his heart continued to beat. Our Pastor gave him last rites. Of course the whole church family and community has lifted him up in prayer and Saturday . . . he woke up and spoke to his mother! Now then, go hug your kids (two-legged and otherwise) and thank God for our many blessings. (Commercial over…)

Monday Mentions is the mash-up-day of all the neato-torpedo writer links and videos, pet schtuff and bling and writer-icity crappiocca collected over the past week. Check out the fun holiday videos at the bottom as well as the THRILLERFEST video. For new followers to the blog, welcome! and you can expect more cat and dog specific schtuff later in the week on Wednesday and Friday.

WRITER-ICITY SCHTUFF

 Write. Publish. Repeat. Words to live by, for authors and by authors.

Book Baby Has New Free Option check it out

 Bob Mayer on Outliers of Publishing

Entrepreneurial How-tos from Amazon & The Creative Pen

 Unforgettable Copy thanks to Andrea Dorn for sharing this

Writing An Anthology With Others the good, the stressful and the awesome, thanks to Jenny Hansen

Writer Beware: Crowdfunded Anthologies

PET-CENTRIC SCHTUFF

Find Out About Zeuterin Injections to sterilize dogs…webinar TODAY! especially for veterinarians and shelter staff

Feral Cats Take Over Nativity well…it’s warm, it’s dry and God created cats that way so…

Of Mice And…Mice you gotta see these mice chess pieces from the awesome Piper Bayard

 Shop With Adopt-A-Shelter and percentage goes to your shelter! Great story…and great cause.

Thanks to Diane Capri for the video!

2010 Thrillerfest Interview

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    • I know, right Patricia? The young man is still making positive progress and should be in rehab starting next week. Simon’s Cat…well, he’s channeling all of our cats, I think. 🙂