The Magic City

The Magic City

Friday, July 31, 2015

Author Annie Adams' Fur Baby Wilson Arranges #FuzzyFriday with Floral Flair

My name is Wilson. I’m a yellow Lab, technically speaking, but my mom describes me as cream colored, like a Vendela Rose, whatever that means. A few weeks ago, the doorbell rang at my house, I barked like I’m supposed to and the humans I lived with opened the door. A stranger, a woman stood at the door and it was love at first sight. I jumped up on her and half an hour later I let the new stranger take me to her house and I’ve lived there ever since.

I also go to work at the flower shop with her and Daddy every day. What a strange place. Every day, there’s a guy named Keith who backs his big truck up to the front door and Mom goes outside and looks in the truck and then comes back with her arms full of flowers. I like to walk directly under those flowers so I can do a smell inspection. I have to be sure to stay no more than six inches away from her legs as she walks, that way I’m in optimum range for keeping my nose in everything. Got to stay on top of things! My mom seems kind of uncoordinated. She’s always tripping over me as I help her in with the flowers. Lots of strangers come in and out every day to take flowers away with them. I try so hard not to bark at them, because I know my mom and dad don’t like it. I just wish they would let me do my job!

I’m really working on trying not to pull my mom or dad too hard on the leash when I walk them. They’re just so slow! The other day, Mom left a sandwich out on the design table at work for me. I politely waited until she answered the phone, and then once again, for politeness’ sake, I stealthily stood on my hind legs and strenuously reached for the sandwich with my teeth. I swallowed it whole to keep down the mess of crumbs. I try so hard to be thoughtful; I have to wonder why my mom put the sandwich in a place that was so hard for me to reach. I guess she just gets distracted with all the things going on at once. At times like those I wish my humans could speak dog like everyone else.

I love to lay my head on my mom’s lap when she sits at the desk to write or on her foot when she stands at the computer at work or uses her laptop. I think she’s writing books when we do this. She’s working on a novella right now. It’s about a mystery that happens at a New Year’s Eve party. Lots of other authors are going to put their stories in with hers and they will sell it in October. Mom also writes The Flower Shop Mystery Series and right now she’s working on the fourth book in the series. I understand there’s a new dog in those books, but I’m sure he’s not half the flower shop dog that I am. I think Mommy’s books are funny. They tell the story of Quincy McKay, who is a florist with a wacky delivery driver named K.C. They solve mysteries and get in a lot of trouble. Quincy’s love interest is a cop named Alex. I admit I have a bit of a dog crush on him.

After we go home, we’ll work in the yard. I don’t know how they did it without me! Then, Mommy will go into her room and work on her books while I go to bed and dream about another sandwich at the flower shop.

Wilson's mom, Author Annie Adams, writes cozy mysteries with a kick of romance.  She is the author of the ARRANGEMENTS series.  When not writing, she can be found arranging flowers or delivering them in her own Zombie Delivery Van.  She's a member of the Romance Writers of America, the Utac chapter of RWA (URWA) and the Kiss of Death chapter of RWA (KOD).
For more information, go to Annie's website:
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The Arrangements Box Set

Friday, July 24, 2015

#FishyFriday with Lou Anders' Blue the Fish

Hi Im Blue the Fish. Im a beta, which is a fish, and Im Blue. Yeah, I know. Im hoping that my human is saving all his creativity for his Thrones & Bones series, because he certainly isnt expending it on creative names for pets. I see him most days across the room, standing on those leg things of yours at his high kitchen table, banging away at the keys. Sometimes he giggles and sometimes he swears. I dont know if its any good or not because books dont do well inside of an aquarium. But the humans seem to like it. Im told that the books are for kids eight and upwhich seems awfully old to a Beta. Im about two and a halfand they feature all kinds of land-dwelling monsters like trolls, draug, dragons, manticore, and other beasts that dont, thankfully, get in the water very often.

But enough about that. My aquarium is a ten gallon tank, which was plenty of room for a beta, so they added a Grecian urn, a Chinese lion, a plastic plant, and a tiny house and a tiny castle. Unfortunately, they also added something called a plecostomus. Her name (I think shes a her, but really who can tell?) is Lilly Pad. She sticks to the bottom eating muck (yuck!) and I swim at the top. Unfortunately, she also sleeps in my Grecian urn.  The lion isn't hollow, neither is the house or castle, and the plastic of the plant isnt really friendly to my elegant-if-I-dont-say-so-myself fins. So I need some new fixtures, maybe a cool covered bridge or a real castle. Also, Lilly Pad needs some driftwood. Yeah, she eats that in addition to muck. Can you imagine?
So go buy Frostborn, its recently out in paperback so its cheaper than the filters for my water wheel, and if you're feeling really adventurous, buy Nightborn too. Because this plecostomus is hogging my urn and I want my owner feeling flush. Um, feeling flush but not flushing. Not anyone around here anyway.


Blue the fish enjoys flaring at his reflection in the glass, gobbling fish pellets, and hiding in the shadows. He absolutely does not enjoy the laser pointer and has no desire to chase it, thank you.

Lou Anders enjoys writing childrens books. He drew on a recent visit to Norway along with his adventures traveling across Europe in his teens and twenties to write Frostborn and Nightborn, combining those experiences with his love of globe-trotting adventure fiction and games (both tabletop and role- playing) However, he has yet to ride a wyvern. With the addition of characters Desstra and Tanthal, Anders hopes that his second book in the Thrones and Bones series will continue to appeal to boys and girls equally. Anders is the recipient of a Hugo Award for editing and a Chesley Award for art direction. He has published over five hundred articles and stories on science fiction and fantasy television and literature. A prolific speaker, Anders regularly attends writing conventions around the country. He and his family reside in Birmingham, Alabama. You can visit Anders online at and, on Facebook, on Tumblr, and on Twitter at @ThronesandBones and @LouAnders.

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Friday, July 17, 2015

Golden Heart® Finalist Kelly Farmer’s dogs Jack and Al invade #FuzzyFriday and share Puppy Love!

Hi! My name is Jack. Do you have treats? Here’s a kiss on your hand because it has a treat in it, right? Right?

My brother Al will be here in a minute. He’s sleeping. People call us “old timers”, but our mommy prefers to say we’re teenagers. We still act like dogs half our age.

(Al, snorting awake) Huh? What? Is there food? No? Okay. (Falls back asleep)

Want to go for a walk? We’re Mommy’s personal trainers. Since I’m a Labrador retriever and Al is a Lab-husky mix, we love to go for walkies. If Mommy has been sitting in front of that glowing thing she calls a “laptop” too long, I stare at her until she takes me out. I can stare for a long time. Sometimes it’s because I want food, too. Are you sure you don’t have treats? Here, I’ll roll on my back in the grass to entertain you.

(Al leaps up in a sleepy stupor) Where’s Mom? Where’s Mom? Is she in the kitchen? I love the kitchen! Oh, hi. I’m Al. When did you get here? Do you have treats? Here, I’ll sit. And nudge your hand. Everyone says I’m very silly. (They say Jack is handsome, but don’t tell him that. He has a big ego.)

Our mommy does this thing called “writing romance novels”, which is when she stares at that laptop for hours, muttering to herself. Jack and I sometimes think she’s talking to us and we wag our tails. She also talks to “Siri” when we’re out on our walkies and she gets an idea. Oof. Just thinking about walkies makes me tired. (Passes out in the grass)

Jack again. I was busy digging in the mulch. Mommy is a finalist in a contest called the Golden Heart. She’s going to a big conference next week for the Romance Writers of America. That means Al and I get to hang out at Grandma and Grandpa’s house--yes! The book Mommy wrote is called Puppy Love. It was inspired by the time she spent working at an animal shelter. Don’t talk about that with Al--that’s where she adopted him from.

(Al, chasing bunnies in his sleep) Don’t like cages. Don’t like cages.

The lady in the book is a veterinarian who moves to a small town in Southwest Michigan to work at an animal shelter clinic. Some of the cats and dogs in the story were inspired by pets Mommy knows. There’s a naughty husky who talks she says is like Al, and two needy Weimaraners she says are like me. I don’t think so. (Crawls up on your lap) Tell me I’m a good boy. (Al woofs in his sleep)

Our mommy’s a big supporter of giving pets a second chance at a forever home. The man in Puppy Love is, too. He’s a lawyer from Chicago who’s back in his hometown to help his mommy because his daddy “crossed over the Rainbow Bridge”. He rescues an injured dog in the pouring rain at the start of the book. I like him--he has treats. These two lost people find their way together by helping pets in need. It’s like the shelter’s motto: Where Two Hearts Become One.

(Al opens one eye just to make sure a turkey sandwich hasn’t fallen near him)

Mommy is excited about making lots of new friends as she pursues her dream of being a published author. She asks people to “Like” and “Follow” her, which I think means sniffing each other’s butts at the park. If you see us, say hi! Al and I love making friends, too. Especially if they have treats.

Do you have a rescue pet story to tell? Please share it in the Comments!


Kelly Farmer has been writing romance novels since junior high. In those days, the heroes were the star quarterback on the high school football team who drove Corvettes and were named Brad. Now, she writes down to earth stories about the guys and girls next door. Her current manuscript, Puppy Love, takes place at a small-town animal shelter in a fictional Southwest Michigan resort town. It is a 2015 Romance Writers of America Golden Heart® Finalist in the Contemporary Romance category.

When not writing, she enjoys walking her two large, spunky senior dogs, quoting from Eighties movies, and following NHL hockey. Kelly lives in the Chicago suburbs, where she complains about the weather 300 days a year.


J-Dog thinks Jack and Al are awesome, and he will be keeping his paws crossed for Kelly during the Golden Heart ceremony July 25 (which you can watch live  - for more info, go here). He's hoping Kelly will write another book called Kitty Crush.  

J-Dog wanted to remind you of the good work the Alabama Spay Neuter Clinic does. They provide much needed low cost, high quality spay/neuter services. You can learn more about them on their Facebook page. 

One of the great things the Alabama Spay Neuter Clinic does is a TNR program.  Trap-Neuter-Return involves trapping the cats in a feral colony, getting them spayed and neutered, adopting out kittens and friendly cats, then returning the adult feral cats to their territory and providing them with food and shelter.  TNR significantly reduces noise from fighting, odor from spraying, and more litters of kittens.  

J-Dog does all his shopping through AMAZON SMILE. Through this program, Amazon donates 0.5% of eligible purchase to a charity of your choice, like the Alabama Spay Neuter Clinic.  J-Dog is giving away a $10 Amazon gift card (purchased through Amazon Smile to help the Spay Neuter Clinic) to one of the people who leaves a comment. Check back Wednesday to see if you won.

Up next week, Lou Anders's fish Lilly Pad and Blue. The fish turn things on their head and make it #FishyFriday. They'll be talking about the latest Thrones & Bones release, Nightborn. It is going to be awesome. Can't wait! 

Friday, July 10, 2015

Zoe Hernandez Has #FuzzyFriday Fun

My name is Zoe Hernandez. I’m a seven-year-old golden retriever. Here are a few secrets about my mom Gwen Hernandez.

• What is Mommy currently reading?
She’s not allowed to read anything right now because she needs to focus on her writing. But her favorites are romantic suspense and historical romance. Even better is both combined!

• What was the most recent thing I did to get in trouble?
I stole a tennis ball out of Mommy and Daddy’s bedroom, a place I’m not supposed to go. In my defense, it looked just like mine. You know, bright green, round, small enough for my mouth. Never mind that it was out of sight around the corner. I could SMELL it.

• What are my observations of Mommy's writing process?

If I didn’t tell her I need to go for a walk every now and then, she’d sit in her favorite chair or on the couch in front of her laptop all day. She tries to plot out the basics of her book before she starts, often while we’re walking or she’s on a run (without me, because apparently I’m nothing but a "furry boat anchor"). I’m a good sounding board for major plot points, GMC, and characterization, though. Mommy says it looks better when she talks to me instead of herself.

Despite that, she changes almost everything, rewriting the first 10K words about 50 times before she finally figures out the gist of the story. And she’s always complaining that she didn’t get enough written. She started doing meditation and yoga, which helps her relax, but I think she needs more time in downward dog.

• What is Mommy currently writing?
Book 3 in her Men of Steele series (romantic suspense). This one is about Kurt Steele--the founder of Steele Security--and charter pilot, Caitlyn Brevard. He’s a former Air Force pararescueman (PJ) and a double above-the-knee amputee, and she’s an old military friend he’s always had the hots for. Mom says readers have been asking for Kurt's book, and she’s worried about getting it right.

• Why you should buy my Mommy's most recent book (b/c pet treats aren't cheap).
Well, I can’t read, but New York Times bestselling author Laura Griffin said, "Packed with action and emotion. BLIND AMBITION is a page-turner!” Mommy was really excited about that!

Here’s a short blurb for BLIND AMBITION (Men of Steele #2).

Former pararescueman Dan Molina’s mission to rescue a kidnapped aid worker from St. Isidore’s rebels falls apart when the woman—who once shattered his heart—refuses to leave the island.

Alexa Alyssandratos won't leave until she’s certain the orphans she cared for are safe from the rebels. On the run from ransom-hungry soldiers, old passions reignite as she and Dan race to save the children before they disappear forever.

Thanks for letting me hang out with you today, Ms. Heather!

Mommy’s bio:

Gwen Hernandez was a manufacturing engineer and programmer before she turned to writing romantic suspense. She’s also the author of Scrivener For Dummies and teaches Scrivener (writing software) to writers all over the world.

She loves to travel, read, jog, practice Kung Fu, and explore the Boston area where she currently lives with her Air Force husband, two teenage boys, and a lazy golden retriever (that’s me!).

Wednesday, July 8, 2015

Meet the 2015 Golden Heart Historical Romance Finalists

Cowboys. Rogues. World War II spies. This flight of Dragonflies has gone through time to find the best heroes and heroines to delight readers.  It is my pleasure to introduce the 2015 Golden Heart finalists in the Historical Romance category:

Kimberly Bell
"A Convenient Engagement" by Kimberly Bell

A young lady makes an outrageous deal with a very handsome devil in this sexy debut romance set in Georgian Era London and Scotland.

An independent young woman of means, Miss Hannah Howard is as stubborn as she is beautiful. After she moves to London for her first season among the ton, she immediately finds herself in a heated dispute with her neighbor, the ill-mannered Gavan Dalreoch, Earl of Rhone. Giving the Earl a black eye is a lapse in judgment—even though the Scottish scoundrel deserved it. Now with her reputation in jeopardy, her only hope for saving face is the man whose face she bruised.

Gavan is content to live up to his rakish reputation, but with family pressuring him to marry, he and Hannah agree to get engaged just long enough to appear respectable. Yet as the charade continues with stolen kisses and a trip to Gavan’s Scottish castle, Gavan and Hannah discover that their false engagement may be more real than they imagined.

Kimberly Bell is a 2015 RWA Golden Heart Finalist and 2014 Maggie Award Winner. She writes historical romances from her home near the beach in San Luis Obispo, California. She lives with her shepherd-coyote mix rescue.
Marnee Blake
"A Dangerous Chemistry" by Marnee Blake

Marnee Blake is a 2014 & 2015 Golden Heart® Finalist. She writes action-packed young adult and new adult romance. She used to teach high school students but these days she only has to wrangle her own children. Originally from a small town in Western Pennsylvania, she now battles traffic in southern New Jersey where she lives with her hero husband and their happily-ever-after: two very energetic boys. When she isn’t writing, she can be found refereeing disputes between her children, cooking up something sweet, or hiding from encroaching dust bunnies with a book. Marnee’s writing is represented by Helen Breitwieser at Cornerstone Literary Agency.
Lori Sanders Foley
"Dragon’s Lair" by Lori Sanders Foley

Set in 1170, Morgan verch Rhodri, a marauder's daughter, finds a half-dead, half-naked warrior wrapped up in the most recent plunder; she doesn't know whether to ransom or run from the wounded warrior, she finds amid the most recent coastal plunder.   The English cape he's wrapped in is a sign of the danger she faces should anyone discovers either of them.  Her grandfather is a Welsh king, which makes Morgan a valuable pawn in the game of kingdoms.

Rann of Galbraith, a mercenary agent, awakens to find he has survived an English massacre, only to be held captive of a woman who orders men around as if she were the lord of the keep. He wants revenge for the attack on his kinsmen.  However, when a mysterious organization,known as the Dragon, draws upon both their pasts, they are cast into a deadly game with high stakes, Morgan could lose her home.  Rann could lose his freedom. They might even lose their hearts...if they don't lose their lives, first.
For Lori Sanders Foley, there is always a story in every adventure. If not writing, she brings stories to life on stage. When not creating magic on stage or page, she travels, looking for her next tale to tell.
Renee Ann Miller
"Never Dare a Wicked Earl" by Renee Ann Miller

Never Dare a Wicked Earl, is about Lord Hayden Westfield and Sophia Camden, a nurse who is sent to his residence to tend to him after an ex-lover shoots him. After Westfield fires Sophia, she dares him to give her a week to prove her mettle.

Sophia quickly realizes the Wicked Earl is willing to resort to nearly anything to win the dare. Hayden soon realized Sophia is a worthy opponent. Intrigued, he’s determined to win the forfeit … a night in Sophia’s bed. But will one night be enough?

Renee writes sensual historical romance. She joined RWA over three years ago. At that time, she had no idea about POV or GMC, but she shared that this wonderful community of writers took her under their wings and got out their red pens.

Renee is represented by Jill Marsal of The Marsal Lyon Literary Agency. You can find out more about her at
Laurie Benson
"A Proper Scandal" by Laurie Benson

    As the daughter of an American diplomat in early 19th century England, Katrina Vandenberg is stuck adhering to the strict rules of English Polite Society. She’s eager to return to America, until she has an unexpected encounter with a mysterious nobleman. There is no denying their attraction, but Katrina is well aware that English aristocrats do not marry American women. She soon discovers resisting a man she is inexplicably drawn to is not easy. 

       Julian Carlisle, the jaded Duke of Lyonsdale, should be finding a bride. Instead he finds himself captivated by a woman Society says is all wrong for him—a woman he cannot resist pursuing, even if she wants nothing to do with him. Now the most disciplined Duke finds himself schooled in proper behavior by an alluring American and wondering if she’s willing to join him in going against centuries of tradition. But for true love to survive they first have to endure mistaken identities, an interfering countess, a matchmaking dowager, meddling friends, an arrogant mother, and an unhinged former paramour. Wish them luck.

Word Count: 81,000

Laurie Benson is a 2015 Golden Heart® finalist and award-winning writer of historical romance novels. She began her writing career as an advertising copywriter, where she learned more than you would ever want to know about hot dogs and credit score reports. Aside from writing novels, she also writes about snippets of historical information from the Georgian era on her blog, LaurieBenson’s Cozy Drawing Room. She lives with her husband and two sons in a house filled with testosterone—even her bunny is a boy. She is currently seeking representation.

Where You Can Find Laurie:
Twitter: @LaurieBwrites
Facebook: Laurie Benson
Ellen Lindseth
"A Question of Loyalty" by Ellen Lindseth

An ambitious O.S.S. agent questions his definition of loyalty after rescuing a mysterious woman who steals his heart in WWII Washington D.C.

After years spent researching Classical Greek and Roman socities, Ellen moved on to the modern era and wrote romantic suspense set during World War II.  When not writing, she is either flying around the country with her husband in his Beech Bonanza, or relaxing at home with her three rescued cats and a bearded dragon.  Ellen is represented by Laura Bradford of the Bradford Agency.
Eileen K Barnes
"Rescuing Mr. Gracey" by Eileen K Barnes

Mary Smyth, the daughter of a Catholic rebel, tumbles into Alec Gracey’s life from atop a ridge—underfed, tattered, shoeless—and captures the imagination of his cynical Protestant heart.  Wrong culture, wrong economic class, wrong religion, Mary is dangerous and forbidden to him. She lives in an overcrowded hut; he resides in the manor down the hill. She works as a laundress; he is seeking office in England’s Anglican parliament, the protégé of the powerful Earl of Roden while her father leads the Ribbonmen, a Catholic organization that causes havoc for the Earl.  Each time those wide, aqua eyes glance at him or her dimples pop with a grin, his poor heart trips as badly as his attempt at to dance. Disguising his name, he will slip into her world, wrapping himself within the web of lies, risking his wealth, career, perhaps even his life.

He calls himself Alec Jordan, but Mary knows he is not who he pretends. He is ignorant of her culture and shockingly clumsy at the simplest native dance. Besides, she is a skinny laundress. Why would a perfect, strikingly handsome man show interest in her? Perhaps he is a spy wiggling his way into her life, seeking evidence against her politically active Da.  Yet, he continues to edge his way into his life—escorting her during evening laundry deliveries, sheltering her in the rain, plowing her father’s worthless field, rescuing her from attackers—and when his mesmerizing gaze floats over her face or his teasing grin makes her laugh her resolve disintegrates. 

Someone waits and watches for the moment to destroy them both, hurtling them into a deadly collision with history.  Can Mary and Alec’s love rise above the ashes that will be left behind?

Eileen K Barnes is a romantic. The sixth child of a large Irish Catholic family, she married her own hero and raised four children. Of course, in between reading and a little writing, life also happened.  She worked for the town government and became a mayor, she wrote for a local newspaper and won an award for best news story, she published several short stories on motherhood and then went back to college and got a degree in Early Childhood and soon started her own preschool. 
But, her romantic soul still hungered to write.  Then inspiration knocked on her door. She ran into a cousin who had been researching their family heritage.  The cousin had unearthed a story that their great, great Irish immigrant grandparents who had to flee Ireland because he was a Protestant Irishman and she was an Irish Catholic girl.  In 19th Century Ireland, mix-faith marriages were illegal and so he left his wealth and family and took his sweetheart to Canada where they raised ten children.  Soon, the tiny framework of a story became a 100,000 novel.  Five years and many contests later, Eileen’s story has earned her a trip to New York.

Eileen is seek representation .  You may find her at 
Sara Leyton
"The Reunion" by Sara Leyton

Sara is a working mom with a big blended family. Her vices are wine, cupcakes and mindless TV.  She has too many favorite romances to pick just one, but in category romance, she is currently working my way through Mary Balogh's Survivors Club.  She is currently querying.
Kim Turner
"Sawyer's Rose" by Kim Turner

As if he doesn't have enough to handle between running outlaws out of Cheyenne, keeping his brother's out of trouble and avenging his father's death, sheriff Sawyer McCade's meddling mother just dumped a mysterious mail-order-bride on his doorstep. One woman can be more trouble than a band of renegades and while this one has him all stirred up, he'd rather get to the bottom of the story she isn't telling.

Rose Parker had it all. Until she discovers a web of danger and deceit that sends her running to Cheyenne, posing as a mail-order-bride. Escaping the evils of New York seems sensible until she meets the unsuspecting sheriff who didn't ask for her, has no intention of marrying her and won't rest until he uncovers her secret and sends her back home.

Kim Turner writes western historical romance, and discovered her passion of writing at the age of eight by writing poems, short stories and journals. Kim graduated from Clayton State University with a Bachelor's of Science in Nursing and holds a Master's Degree in Adult Education from Central Michigan University. Working as a registered nurse educator for over twenty-six years, she enjoys studying the medical treatments of the old west as well as keeping up with the latest western movies and television series. While she loves reading anything from highlanders to pirates, she claims to have an unquenchable thirst for the American Cowboy when choosing her reads. Kim lives south of Atlanta with her husband and calls her greatest accomplishment the birth of one daughter and the adoption of another from China-neither of which came easy. Kim is a member of Romance Writers of American and Georgia Romance Writers and calls her critique group from Southside Scribes the best thing that ever happened to her writing, that and a pretty wonderful group of beta readers. Kim's Motto: It's All About A Cowboy and the Woman He Loves.

Her story Sawyer's Rose was a Maggie finalist in 2014, and will be coming soon to publication from Wild Rose Press. 

Friday, July 3, 2015

Woof To You Too by Pepper and Gravy Flynn for #FuzzyFriday

Pet me.

No, really. Pet. Me.

Dont make me repeatedly nudge you with my paw. Pet me.

Ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhh. Thats much better.

So, Im Pepper Flynn and this is my best friend Gravy.

*Gravy cocks head.* Play?

Not right now. We have to talk to these people about the crucial role we play in how our person, Avery Flynn, gets her work done.

*Gravy whines.* Play?

I think one of the Flynn kids left a Lego out. Go find it.

*Gravy sprints away.* Play!!!

Anyway, now that shes gone, we can get down to brass tacks.

Gravys job is to sleep under Averys desk and stretch out so she lays on top of Averys feet. If she didnt do this, Averys toes would fall off because her office is in the basement and is pretty much freezing all the time. While Avery doesnt type with her toes, she gets grumpy when she gets too cold and ends up cursing at her glowing typing pad.

My job is to jump up on my hind legs and pat her with my front paws if shes in her office chair for too long. If I didnt do this, she would never go outside and see the sunshine. She cant type out there, but she gets all bleary eyed and mumbles a lot about fictional people otherwise.

*Gravy wanders back into the office chewing the last bit of a Lego.* Nap.

Oh no. I can hear here coming down the stairs. *sniffs* Yep, shes got coffee. Gotta go but dont worry readers, well keep her working hard!

Until next time, keep petting me.