Jody Wallace on Writing with Cats #Pets
I’ve been published since 2005, and everything I’ve written has been written with cats. While cats don’t show up in everything I write, they were definitely there during the creation.
Sometimes the cats are helpful.
Sometimes they interrupt.
Sometimes they are inspiring.
Sometimes they choreograph fight scenes with me.
Sometimes they participate in my sketchy marketing efforts.
They remind me to stay hydrated.
And keep me on task.
They show me how to keep my chin up.
And sometimes they just teach me how to relax between books.
They are fantastic reminders that villains are heroes of their own stories.
And that both me as an author and my characters gotta work hard to do the impossible!
Like they do, I have to keep reaching for the sunshine.
And I should keep writing even when my arms feel strangely heavy.
I love living with cats, and I love writing, and I’m so glad that the two things go so well together.
You can find out more about my books at www.jodywallace.com
You can find out more about how much I love cats at www.meankitty.net
Note: All images are © Jody Wallace 2018 and all but the “marketing efforts” photo are actual cats in the Wallace household.
1000 Kisses - Fey Realm Book 2
Can a magical feline teach two stubborn fairies to open their hearts in time to save the world?
Embor Fiertag, Primary of the Fey Realm, has three goals. Get reelected, capture the rogue agents who tried to murder him, and improve his love life. His foretold bondmate is Anisette Serendipity, a Court trainee, but he hasn’t precisely shared the prophecy with her. How do you inform someone she belongs with you when she’s dating your chief political rival and doesn’t seem to like you at all?
TWO STUBBORN FAIRIES
In truth, Ani has always been intimidated by the stern Primary. He has good reason to disapprove of her–her sister nearly got him killed–and he always seems to be monitoring her. Waiting for her to screw up so he can oust her from Court as well. So why does Ani run straight to Embor after an overbearing suitor attempts the unthinkable?
ONE MAGICAL FELINE
When an unsavory political strategy gone all too right turns most of Court against Embor, the two of them, plus a manipulative magical feline, are forced to flee to humanspace. There they’ll have to find the courage to share their vulnerabilities and their hearts if they’re to have any hope of saving the entire Realm.
This title contains sex, fairy drugs, rampant gnomes, bloodshed, and cats ruling the world. As they should.
Note: 1000 Kisses was titled One Thousand Kisses when published by Samhain Publishing until 2016. This edition has been reedited, reformatted, and updated with a new cover but has not been substantially altered.
Jody Wallace grew up in the South in a very rural area. She went to school a long time and ended up with a Master's Degree in Creative Writing. Her resume includes college English instructor, technical documents editor, market analyst, web designer, and general all around pain in the butt. One of her many alter egos is "The Grammar Wench", which should give you an indication of her character. She is a terrible packrat and likes to amass vintage clothing, books, yarn, more yarn, gnomes, and other items that threaten to force her family out of the house. She also likes cats. A lot.
Ms. Wallace's approach to writing is to tell as many outlandish lies as she can get her readers to swallow. Her dream is to be moderately well-paid for this service.