Posts Tagged ‘Paw and Order’

What’s In A Name?


April 15th, 2016 Posted 8:52 am

Mrs. Publicist: Fifteenth of the month – time for What’s In A Name, where Spence takes us behind the scenes in the Chet and Bernie series.

Spencer Quinn: But not too far!

Mrs. P: Meaning into the shadowy depths of your subconscious?

SQ: Now you’re scaring me. Today I thought we’d discuss Victor D. Ferretti, the high-up federal investigator in PAW AND ORDER.

Mrs. P: The one who uses the expression about the tail wagging the dog in Chet’s presence?

SQ: That’s him.

Mrs. P: Chet got sidetracked by that, as I recall, possibly missing the rest of the scene.

SQ: A whole chapter, I think. As for Ferretti the investigator, the inspiration was ferret, of course, a relentless digger. I thought the formality of Victor D. went nicely with that, kind of the way the animals in The Wind in the Willows are dressed so tweedily.

Mrs. P: Thanks, Spence! See you next month for more of What’s In A Name!


Chetspeak on Sunday


October 25th, 2015 Posted 11:43 am

“Chet! Knock it off! I can’t hear myself think!”

And crazily enough, I couldn’t hear my own self think either. But what was there to think? That enormous bushy tail was the most annoying thing I’d seen in ages, and I’m sure you’d have felt the same. Did I mention how he was gazing right at me with his tiny squirrel eyes? Like … like he owned the place! Whoa! Who owned the place? I did! Chet the Jet owned the place!






May 1st, 2015 Posted 7:54 am

Congrats to Cody, Chet’s Friend of the Month for May. The random # generator seemed to be coded for extremely cute! Cody’s picture will be in the special thingy on the FB page for the entire month, and Cody’s human companion gets a signed and paw-printed copy of PAW AND ORDER. Next month this could be you!

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Pub Date!


April 28th, 2015 Posted 7:55 am

Today is pub date for WOOF, first in the new Bowser and Birdie middle-grade series. Here’s a sample:

“Hey, Birdie,” said Mrs. Claymore, turning to us. “What you got there?”

“My birthday present. His name’s Bowser.”

Mrs. Claymore gave me a narrow-eyed look. “Gonna eat – “ she began, then started over. “Gonna be sizable when he fills out.” She raised her voice. “Nola! Come see what the cat dragged in.”

Whoa! I had a quick look around, spotted no cats, which I already knew from the complete absence of cat scent in this place, maybe the best thing about it. I’ve had adventures with cats in the past, none good. They have a way of yawning right in my face that really gets me going. And when I get going, I can charge like you wouldn’t believe! I’d scare the pants off anybody – although it’s my opinion that humans look better with their pants on. But back to cats. They’re amazingly quick with their front paws. Zip, zip, and before you know it your nose is bleeding, and the nasty dude with the fast paws is gazing down at you from the top of a piano or high up in a tree. Here’s one thing you can count on: no cat will ever drag ol’ – what was my name again? Bowser? Yes. Hey! I liked it! – ol’ Bowser anywhere at any time, no how. Do you get an allowance? Bet it all on me going places under my own power, dragged by nobody, especially of the cattish type.

Also, PAW AND ORDER, #7 in the Chet and Bernie series (for adults, but teens read them, too) is out in paperback today. “Makes a great springtime stocking stuffer!” Admin says.


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