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Friends of Chet


April 5th, 2023 Posted 7:53 am

And here we see the just signed advance reader copy of Mrs. Plansky’s Revenge, soon on its way to Chris Dahl, human companion of Munson, Chet’s April Friend of the Month. In May this could be you – just post a pic to the FB page. (Also, you may notice I have the worst handwriting in the world, dead last. Some of my teachers had me write out zillions of lines for practice but I never got any better.)

And speaking of friends of Chet (and me) today’s post is dedicated to BSD (aka Nana) in memory.


Q&Q (More)


November 27th, 2020 Posted 8:47 am

And now back to reader questions. Heather Hannah Knopp writes:

“You’ve probably been asked this before, but what was your inspiration to write from Chet’s perspective? From the first few pages of “Dog On It”, and Chet was getting high from riding in the car with his head out the window, I was hooked on his storytelling and utterly charming POV. How do you “get inside” Chet’s head? (okay, that’s two questions, but I know Chet can handle up to 2 😉 )”
Answer: 1. Inspiration: One evening my wife said, “You should do something with dogs.” Twenty minutes later I’d written what became the first page of Dog On It. Just to see if it worked. We voted 2-0 that it did. (No kids at home at the time – we could have lost 4-2.)

2. Getting inside the head: I have no satisfactory answer to this. It has to do with the imagination, of course, but how to describe the nuts and bolts of the imagination at work? And is it always a good idea to look under the hood?

(And to the Plunderers: I love my calendar! Many, many thanks!)




December 14th, 2018 Posted 8:07 am

… but not a reveal, like yesterday’s post, since the cover of this upcoming novel (first in the new middle-grade Queenie and Arthur series – available to adults with fake ID) – has already been revealed. But what the heck?

(And to the Plunderers and the anonymous calendar donor – love Zoe’s page – many many thanks.)


Pride and Joy


February 4th, 2017 Posted 8:01 am

Haven’t shown this in some time: the C&B-themed patchwork quilt made by the Plunderers (an active subset here at the blog). It hangs in the office where all the writing gets done, a thing of beauty and a good luck charm.



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