Saturday, July 29, 2017




The first novel in a frisky new mystery series set in a small New England town, where an unlikely citizen is called in to solve the purrfect crime . . .

Maddie James has arrived in Daybreak Island, just off the coast of Massachusetts, eager to settle down and start her own business―and maybe even fall in love. When a stray orange tabby pounces into her life, she’s inspired to open a cat cafĂ©. But little does Maddie know that she’s in for something a lot more catastrophic when her new furry companion finds the dead body of the town bully. Now all eyes are on Maddie: Who is this crazy cat-whisperer lady who’s come to town? If pet-hair-maintenance and crime-fighting weren’t keeping her busy enough, Maddie now has not one but two eligible bachelors who think she’s the cat’s pajamas . . . and will do anything to win her heart. But how can she even think about happily-ever-after while a killer remains on the loose―and on her path?


Things you need in order to write:
Coffee, potato chips, my dog.
Things that hamper your writing:
Social media, my day job, Gilmore Girls reruns

Things you love about writing:
The act of creation.
Things you hate about writing:
Being stuck in the middle.

Hardest thing about being a writer:
Easiest thing about being a writer:
Seeing my books in the bookstore

Things you love about where you live:
Spring, summer, fall.
Things that make you want to move:

Words that describe you:
Work-in-progress, healing, loving, willing to change.
Words that describe you but you wish they didn’t:
Impatient, procrastinator.

Favorite foods:
Sushi, potato chips, green juice, French fries.
Things that make you want to throw up: 

Favorite music:
I love lots of music! Jazz, pop, 80s, classical.
Music that make your ears bleed:

Favorite beverage:
Something that gives you a pickle face:

Favorite smell:
Pipe smoke, incense, hot apple cider, fall.

Something that makes you hold your nose:
Old, cheap beer.

Things you always put in your books:
Dogs and cats!

Things you never put in your books:
Killing an animal.

Things to say to an author:
I loved your last book!

Things to say to an author if you want to be fictionally killed off in their next book:
I have an idea for a bestseller - can you write it for me?

Favorite places you’ve been:
London, Key West.

Places you never want to go to again:
That scary motel in West Virginia.

People you’d like to invite to dinner:
Dennis Lehane, Lee Child, Tana French
People you’d cancel dinner on:
Some of my former co-workers.

Favorite things to do:
Write, read, yoga, shop.

Things you’d run through a fire wearing gasoline pants to get out of doing:
Anything mathematical, yard work, shoveling snow.


Liz Mugavero writes the Pawsitively Organic Mysteries, the first of which was an Agatha Award nominee for Best First Novel. The sixth book in the series, Purring Around the Christmas Tree, is out in October of this year. As Cate Conte, Liz also writes the Cat Cafe Mysteries, the first of which, Cat About Town, will be released August 1. She lives in Connecticut with her rescue pals.

Connect with Cate:
Website  |  Facebook    

Buy the book:
Amazon  |  Barnes & Noble