Here’s where I’ll be in 2014 so far, and more events will be added. Please check my events page for the most current info. I love connecting with readers and new friends in this way so please stop by if you can!

  • Thursday, 1/23/14, 7 p.m., Magers & Quinn Booksellers, Mpls, MN, with Angie Holland Bailey – Cat Appreciation Night! Goodies for your and your cats!
  • Saturday and Sunday, 2/22 and 2/23, 2014 — Twin Cities Pet Expo vendor booth (with author Angie Bailey), Minneapolis Convention Center.
  • Monday, 3/3/14, 6:30 p.m., Lyric Center for the Arts First Stage, Virginia, MN
  • Saturday, 3/22/14, 2 p.m., Beaverdale Books, Des Moines, IA
  • Thursday, 3/27/14, 7 p.m., Magers & Quinn Booksellers, Mpls, MN, with Kristy Abbott, Cat Extravaganza!
  • June, 2014, dual book launch in conjunction with Northwoods Friends of the Arts Spring Art Expo, NWFA gallery, Cook, MN, date TBA


I have new books out in 2014 (Voice Lessons, short story collection due out March 1 and The Great Purr, cat fantasy novel due out June 1). I’ll be signing these books as well as Driving with Cats and My Heart is a Mountain.

Here are promo blurbs for the two new books to give you a taste of what’s coming!

Voice Lessons (North Star Press, March 2014)


Linked by the theme of finding our voices, breaking free of constraints, and transformation, the stories in Voice Lessons look at what it means to move into a new way of being, or to reexamine our beliefs and internal stories. A woman who can’t resolve her relationship with her mother takes solace in the wilderness. A man leaves his corporate job impulsively, finding that the noise of ferry boats tugs open his heart. North Dakota hills call to a woman on a passenger train. A deaf woman wants to learn to sing. A moneyed couple’s life falls apart when their acquisitions disappear. These and other stories explore what it means to listen to one’s true voice, and act on it.


The Great Purr (North Star Press, June 2014)

In a northern Minnesota mining town, cats have always maintained the Great Purr, a force that holds the Real World, the UnderEarth, and the Spirit World together. But when the Great Purr becomes corrupted and threatens to destroy the world, the magical cats of Ironton must work together to prevent disaster. Can Karma use her exquisite sensitivity without it destroying her? Will Target harness his gift of focus at the right time? And will sensual Kali be able to resist the temptation of the Evil that threatens to unravel The Great Purr?