Monday, September 5, 2016

A New Cat in Town--Cat Crazy Booklovers by Karen Rose Smith

There's a new cat in town!

Cat lovers seem to gravitate toward each other. Our Cat Crazy Booklovers Author group came together and established a Facebook page about a year ago.  Lives and careers change and today we have four members with a mystery/romantic suspense author joining us. 

Our newest member of the Cat Crazy Author group is Colleen Collins.  Colleen is a real-life Private Investigator. I began following her on Twitter a few years ago.  Then I began following her on Facebook.  She's funny, witty and as nostalgic as I am about old movies and memories. Photos of her Persian, Denny Crane (on our new banner) always make me laugh. Her other housemate felines are a white Persian named Lily and a domestic long-hair rescue dubbed Lucy. Colleen writes romantic suspense and mystery. 
Colleen's writing buddy--Denny Crane
I met Deborah Blake who writes wonderful witchy tales when she posted on my cat blog.  I had taken in a pregnant stray and Deb had gone through the experience of having a fur baby deliver kittens, so we talked and became friends.  We've supported each other through the highs and lows of caring for our kitty kids. Deborah has three rescued feline housemates--Magic, Mystic and Angus (on the banner).
Deborah's furry friend -- Angus
Susan Meier and I met years ago (I won't say how many) when we were starting our romance writing careers.  She's written over 65 books now and my 97th comes out next year.  We talk often, compare writing and promotion strategies and support each other's life crises. Susan is a cat lover too.  Her cat is a dark tortoiseshell named Sophia. 

Susan's feline -- Sophia
As many of you know who follow my cat blogs, I have four inside rescued cats--Halo, her kitten Paddy (split color face tortie on the banner), Zoie Joy, and senior London.  I also care for two outside strays who are siblings--Bonnie and Clyde.  My writing career has branched from romance to mystery to women's fiction. 

Karen's youngest fur baby--Miss Paddington (Paddy for short)

Please come join us on our Cat Crazy Booklovers Facebook page to chat and share cat photos!

Here's a selection of the books the Cat Crazy Booklovers Author's write. 

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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 95th novel will be released in 2017.

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. 



Jeanie Jackson said...

Thank you! While I am a dog person, cats are beautiful and we have had a few. All house cats inspite of my allergies and all dearly loved! Now we feed a few as well as a few birds and possum. I think I have found a new author and already loved a couple.

Vonnie Alto said...

How exciting that there's a new cat author here! Welcome to the blog, Colleen! It's kitty wonderful!

Deborah Blake said...

We really do have a blast over there! Not to mention all the fun giveaways with cat themes :-)

I'm so glad to be a part of this great group of crazy cat lovers.