“Hello everyone. My name is Lilith and I live at the P.A.W.S. Institute of the Midwest in St. Louis, MO. My animagus form is a white Persian cat, which fits me perfectly. My special power is prescience. Sometimes I see visions of the future, though it’s hard to interpret them.
I recently gained a roommate at P.A.W.S. a shapeshifter cat from New York, Miri Katz. I’m not real happy about sharing my room. It kind of cramps my style. I’ve just started dating the Egyptian exchange student, Zamir, and it’s hard to find a private space now I have a roommate.
Anyhow I think I’ll take a nap now – in my cat form of course. Goodnight.”
“Meow – my name’s Kitty. I’m a brown tabby.”
“And my name’s Susie. I’m a black and white cat. As you can see we are both very beautiful.”
“Up until recently we lived in a small apartment in the Lower East Side of Manhattan with Miri Katz and her omama, Celia.”
“Celia made us wonderful food – tender chicken, white fish and goulash stews. We were never hungry and certainly never ate any of that icky ‘cat food’.”
“Unfortunately Celia passed away and we were pushed out onto the street by a horrible woman in high heels and a fur jacket.”
“But as luck would have it we were taken in the next day by Miri’s neighbor and friend, Jenny. We still miss Miri of course, as does Jenny and wonder if she ever thinks about us.”
“Greetings, I am Griddlebone, the first of the Werecats. I was born in Vienna to an ordinary Jewish family and was taken by the Nazis as a teenager. They took me to a laboratory where I met Dr. Weschler.
The scientist merged my essence with that of a street tabby and created more than he bargained for. I rose up that night – I tripled my size, attacked my captors, and escaped into the night.
I took refuge in an empty warehouse on Glocken Street. From this headquarters I conducted raids on the Nazi facilities and rescued other werecats.
You can read my full story in Griddlebone and look out from me in Umbrae.”
“Shalom, I’m Finny the werecat. As far as I know I’m the only werecat left in the above world outside of Umbrae. I was born in Vienna many years ago. I am the granddaughter of the original werecat, Griddlebone.
After the war the werecats of Vienna were hounded by the werewolves of Alistair’s pack. I escaped to Umbrae with my sister, Liza, and we made it all the way to the Holy Land. Sadly Liza didn’t survive for long, but at least she got to see Israel.
Today I live in Safed in the Hakessem compound. The Hakessem family are an old magical family that have an affinity with cats.
I have not changed back into my human form for a long time. I don’t see the point; things are much simply as a cat.
I was recently interviewed by S.A. Gibson – for some reason he found my life interesting. You can read the interview here if you wish.
I have to go now. This has all been very trying and I need a nap.”
Hey everybody, today is my birthday! Tonight I get to eat a birthday cheesecake with my family and on Saturday I’m going to visit the local cat cafe, Mauhaus. I supported this cafe run by a local shelter in their Kickstarter and am so happy to finally get to go there. And of course I’ll share pictures here of the kitties next week.
In the meantime here’s a sneak peak …
But wait, there’s more! Yesterday marked a huge accomplishment for me – drum roll please! – I finished the first draft of P.A.W.S. 4 and even gave it a name. So this is a title reveal P.A.W.S. 4 will be called Londinium.
Want to read a snippet? Of course you do!
“The pea soup has spoken,” said Caradog. “You are destined for Londinium.”
“Londinium?” asked Miri.
“It was the ancient city from which London sprang. The P.A.W.S. Institute of Londinium is the oldest in the world. It started before the city of today existed and straddles the old and the new. Unfortunately today it is run by a fool.”
And one more thing – want to help me celebrate my birthday then pick up a copy of P.A.W.S. – it’s on sale today for just 99 cents or 99p!
It’s Release Day for Rescue Me – Purrfect Companions. A charity anthology in which I’m privileged to have a story.
My story “Cecilia’s Tale” talks about how my kitty found me in Israel. Cecilia then shared the next 16 years of my life with me and eventually came to America. She passed over the Rainbow Bridge a few years ago, but is still very much in my thoughts.
Pick up a copy of Rescue Me: Purrfect Companions today!
On Kindle or Paperback.
It’s Black Cat Appreciation Day and I’ve always really appreciated black kitties. Growing up in London my mum always said black cats were lucky especially if they crossed your path, so when a pretty black kitty, all black with one white whisker, came to live with us, I guessed we were now the luckiest folk on the street.
We called her Snowy for that one white whisker and she was truly the sweetest cat. I spend many hours with her curled up on my lap not wanting to move as I didn’t want to disturb my purring furball.
When I created Miri’s cat form in P.A.W.S. I used Snowy as my model. So Miri when she’s feline is all black with one white whisker.
Give black cats a little love today (and everyday!) and if you share your life with a black kitty I’d love to see a picture in the comments.
Oh and Miri’s story, P.A.W.S. is on sale this week for just 99 cents/99p on Kindle.