Surprise! I launched a book and didn’t tell anyone. My reason for doing this? My last two launches were soured and I was advised by my husband and a few others to just take this particular launch day to celebrate privately. And that is what I did.
Let me introduce to you the protagonist in my new story, Leger. Leger is a black tomcat who lives in Glasgow with elderly couple Annabella and Hugh and his Labrador room-mate, Bob. The first book in the series is the story of how Leger came to be a detective and his first investigation.
It’s already a success in that Alex loves it, and I really wrote it for his benefit. He thanked me when he finished it and said Bob (to whom the story is dedicated) lives on because of this series. He has already insisted that even if I don’t publish any more Leger stories, I have to write them for him.
This story was written in just five days with no pre-planning but I feel it’s the best thing I’ve ever written. The cover was designed using CreateSpace’s cover design software and it’s ideal for the story. I had no idea I could create a cover I liked so much on my own! Although, obviously, I will be knocking on Michael and Deborah’s doors again for covers for stories I am more serious about – if they’ll work with me (Edit on 15 Nov 17 – Spoiler: Michael did, Deborah didn’t)
Although it may seem like a bonkers idea to write for adults about a talking cat, I’ll have you know that the “Cat Sleuth” genre is big business on Amazon! And there are innuendos aplenty along with drug references, so it makes it all a little more adult than your average talking animal story. I admit, at first I thought it was stupid but then through curiosity I began reading cat sleuth stories and they are so adorable, I knew I had to write one myself.
The book is available on Amazon as an e-book and paperback. If you wish a paperback copy, please email me for the discount code so you only pay the publishing costs. If you want a signed copy, I’ll be happy to do that too if you speak to me about it privately.
I hope you all enjoy it and if you know any cat lovers, be sure to tell them!