Each week I try to share some of the more inspirational photos of the Smith feline family with my readers. But Halloween week provides the opportunity to show the other side of those beautiful faces. Below are some photos of both the inside and outside furry crew that capture the spirit of Halloween. The eyes and mouth are good indicators of a bewitching mood. And body language can also add to the ghoulish effect. But despite their attempts at capturing the Halloween spirit, it is still difficult to hide the sweet personalities that are so much more attractive than an eerie eye, snarly grimace or raised paw. Happy Halloween from Zoie Joy, Miss Paddington, Halo, London and Bonnie and Clyde.
|"I know it's a carrot, but it's |
the same color as a pumpkin!
|"Will these eyes scare off the|
ghosts and goblins?"
|"You have to use your eyes, mouth and|
claws all at once to really scare them away!"
|"Did you hear that scary noise?"|
|"Yes, I did hear the noise.|
Where did it come from?"
|"Does my wolf look work|
as a Halloween disguise?"
|"I was going more for the look|
of a lion with a ferocious growl?"
|"If you want ferocious, this is how you do it!"|
|"Just tell me when it's all over so I can open my eyes!"|
As the Halloween merchandise disappears from stores, Christmas decorations are filling the empty shelves. The holidays and gift-giving will now dominate our thoughts for the next two months. My new boxed set, HOLIDAY FOREVER-AFTERS, features three feel-good holiday romances that will put you in the holiday spirit and offer the perfect gift for that special book lover on your Christmas list.
USA TODAY Bestselling Author Karen Rose Smith is an only child who delved into books at an early age. She learned about kindred spirits from Anne of Green Gables, solved mysteries with Nancy Drew and wished she could have been the rider on The Black Stallion. Yet even though she escaped often into story worlds, she had many aunts, uncles and cousins around her on weekends. Her sense of family and relationships began there. Maybe that's why families are a strong theme in her novels, whether mysteries or romances. Her 97th novel will be released in 2017.
Karen and Paddy
Readers often ask her about her pastimes. She has herb, flowers and vegetable gardens that help her relax. In the winter, she cooks rather than gardens. And year round she spends most of her time with her husband, as well as her four rescued cats who are her constant companions. They chase rainbows from sun catchers, reminding her life isn't all about work, awards and bestseller lists. Everyone needs that rainbow to chase.
Karen looks forward to interacting with readers. They can find her at the links below.