Publishing Schedule (1)

RUFF VS. FLUFF, first in the new Queenie and Arthur series (middle-grade but preorderable for adults with fake ID) comes out March 26. Here’s how it starts:

I have the most beautiful voice. I use it to say just one thing: Me-ow! Have you ever heard anything so lovely? And it starts with “me”! How great is that? I love starting with me. In fact, I have no time for anything that doesn’t start with me and keep on going with me right until it ends, with me. Me – or actually ME – is how I think of myself, but you can call me Queenie, like all the other humans. Call me Queenie – but don’t expect me to come, or perform some stupid trick, or pay the slightest attention to you. You have my permission to look at me all you want. I don’t blame you. I’m a thing of beauty.

Probably this is a good moment to describe myself. Where to even start? With my tail? Kind of cool, starting at the end. And I’m cool, no doubt about that. Mom always says, “That Queenie is one cool cat.” Not my mom, who I really don’t remember, but the kids’s mom, who has another name I can’t be bothered to come up with at the moment, and anyway she’s just Mom around these parts.

These parts are what humans call snow country, although we didn’t have any snow yet and it was getting close to Christmas. I knew it was close to Christmas because Elrod hauled a big tree into the Big Room and after a lot of grunting and fumbling around plus muttered words that won’t be repeated here, got it set up in front of the fireplace. I myself was watching this performance from one of my favorite spots, namely on the top shelf of the book case in the corner. Books can be quite comfortable. Were you aware of that already? What do humans actually know? I’m afraid the true answer might disappoint.


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10 Responses to “Publishing Schedule (1)”

  1. Herd of Hounds
    9:05 am on January 22nd, 2019

    Morning all. Looking forward to this, just hope we can wrap our brain around alternate chapter narrators.
    Have a good Tuesday.

  2. Wose-The Small and Meek
    9:34 am on January 22nd, 2019


    Another very cold day in this neck of the woods, but at least today it will be in the 20s, instead of single digits.

    As I read the beginning of “Ruff vs. Fluff” I had Alice M. Johnson on my mind. She would make a wonderful Queenie if a film were made. Just look at that face on the January page of the Plunder On! calendar! :^)

    Glad that Bear is back with us! I suppose TekNoKat might still be on the job, sorting things out.

    Good day to all!

  3. B.Stover
    9:54 am on January 22nd, 2019

    What would Chet think of Queenie…mmmmmm….

    Good morning all.

  4. BearSpiritDog
    11:35 am on January 22nd, 2019

    The New Book is almost here!

    Hobbitz, your words of yesterday regarding More Daylight Hours were very Encouraging….Can’t Wait for spring and Warmer Weather!

    Yes…Masquers is still Working on Communications…so far so good.

    Good Day to Everyone!

  5. ALR
    4:53 pm on January 22nd, 2019

    Looking back at posts here, a few days ago OFA’s book Hard Rain was the topic. Here in Vancouver, WA hard rain is an absolute! It doesn’t stop. Even with our dreaded raincoats on we Schnauzers are soaked after our walk this morning. We are grateful for the easy peasy gas fireplace! And to think that last year we were scornful during the time in Arizona just because of cactus thorns and the possibility of snakes! Ah well.

  6. BearSpiritDog
    5:10 pm on January 22nd, 2019

    ALR: Snakes…Yikes!

  7. Riõ - The Evil Pug
    9:28 pm on January 22nd, 2019

    Queenie!….I hate her already…grump!

  8. Riõ - The Evil Pug
    9:29 pm on January 22nd, 2019

    Bah!…All those run-on sentences about her!Her!HER!…snort!…Who does she think she is anyways…gruffle!

  9. Riõ - The Evil Pug
    10:35 pm on January 22nd, 2019

    Bear!…Hi! and Hello!…snort!…So glad youse are back among the Plunderers!…snorkel!

  10. Belle Starr
    12:27 am on January 23rd, 2019

    Queenie feels like a kindred spirit. Heh.

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