Thursday, April 20, 2017

#Feline Portrait Poses--#Cats This Week by Karen Rose Smith

When I am not immersed in writing, editing or promotion, I love to take photos.  My favorite subjects are my gardens and my cats. I am by no means a professional photographer...I just love to take pictures of the things I hold dear. I love to look at the photo collages I have incorporated into my decorating schemes. I also enjoy glancing back over the digital files that I have on my computer and my electronic tablet. They spark memories...sometimes happy....sometimes sad...but always in living color, unlike the faded snapshot prints that are stored in photo albums in my closet.

This week I snapped a picture of Zoie (above) as she was sitting on the sofa with her paw draped over the armrest. The photo captured one of those rare portrait-like poses that looked like a photographer had spent hours setting up the props and the lighting to capture the perfect photo.

I immediately had the urge to look back over my files to see if I had other portrait-like photos of my furry family.  Here is what I found:





May all your photo memories be happy ones!



Wendy Newcomb, director of the Kismet women's shelter Sunrise Tomorrow, is thrilled when the shelter receives a legacy.  She hires Caprice to decorate the mansion to serve women who need more than an overnight port in a storm. But in her drive against domestic violence, Wendy has made enemies and is murdered. Caprice finds herself in danger once more as she asks questions and even calls on St. Anthony for inspiration to solve this murder mystery.

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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 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. 

©2017 Karen Rose Smith

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