Friday, November 15, 2019

FEATURED AUTHOR: MOLLIE HUNT








When a superhero cosplayer falls to his death at a comic con, Lynley is left holding the bag— and a cat!

Who killed Captain Cat? His tribe wants to know.

When the Captain is murdered at Bridgetown Comic-con and philanthropist Esmae Westhouse is arrested for the crime, sixty-something cat shelter volunteer Lynley Cannon steps out of her comfort zone and dons her Star Trek uniform to expose the real killer.

A decade-spanning love triangle, a band of vigilante cosplayers, a shady pharmaceutical company, and an ancient black cat named Kitty tie into a puzzling plot that has Lynley running in all directions. The death of Captain Cat is only the beginning, and Lynley must stay one step ahead of a ruthless hit man if she is to make it out alive.



Book Details:

Title: Cosmic Cat

Author: Mollie Hunt

Genre: Cozy Cat Mystery

Series: Crazy Cat Lady Cozy Mysteries, book 6

Published: September 28, 2019


Print length: 306 pages


On tour with: Great Escapes Book Tours












Ifs



Q: If you could live in any time period which would it be?
A: This one. I’m used to it, and they all have their good and bad points. If I were a man, the options might be greater.

Q: If you could step back into a moment or day in time, where would you go?
A: When I was a child, before the nightmares came.

Q: If you could time travel for an infinite period of time, where would you go?
A: Second star to the right , and on ‘til morning.

Q: If you could be anything besides a writer, what would it be?
A: If I had unlimited funds, I would love to run a cat shelter for senior and hospice kitties.

Q: If you had to do community service (or already do volunteer work), what would you choose?
A: I have been a volunteer for the Oregon Humane Society cattery for 14 years. It’s a great place to volunteer!


Q: If you could meet any author for coffee, who would you like to meet and what would you talk about?
A: I’d love to meet fellow Cat Writer Association member Shirley Rousseau Murphy, author of the Joe Grey series. We’d talk about books, and cats, of course.


Q: If you could choose a fictional town to live in what would it be and from what book?
A: I’d love to live in Three Pines, featured in Louise Penny’s Armand Gamache series. Aside from all the murders, it sounds like heaven.





Ands




5 things you need in order to write:
    •    quiet
    •    coffee
    •    a cat on my lap
    •   morning
and
    •   my non-internet-connected laptop

5 things you love about writing: 
    •    changing the world
    •    righting wrongs
    •    playing in my mind palace
    •   painting pictures with words
and
    •    being whoever I want to be, and sometimes even the villain!

5 things about you or 5 words to describe you:  

    •    honest
    •    introverted
    •    optimistic
    •   boring
and
    •   self-centered

5 things you always put in your books:  
    •    cats
    •    cat tips
    •    the color red
    •   yummy food
and
    •   my heart and soul



Whats


Q: What’s your all-time favorite movie?
A: Conan the Barbarian, the original (Nothing against hunky Jason Momoa).

Q: What’s your all-time favorite author?
A: Louise Penny, with her Armand Gamache mysteries.

Q: What’s one thing that very few people know about you?
A: Like the hero of my Crazy Cat Lady cozy mystery series, I have General Anxiety Disorder. (No fun.) Also I work as an extra in TV shows. (Fun!)


Q: What’s your favorite thing to do?
A: Write.

Q: What’s your all-time favorite picture of yourself?
A: This is me with Two, for sure the best photo of me ever taken.

Q: What’s your favorite thing to do when there’s nothing to do?
A: Write.

Q: What’s your favorite quote?
A: “God, grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change; the courage to change the things I can; and the wisdom to know the difference.”


Q: What book are you currently working on?
A: The Crazy Cat Lady series is still going strong. Right now I’m working on #7, “Cat by the Sea” (A locked room. A dead man. The cat is the only witness, and he isn’t talking) and #8, “Adventure Cat.” I’m also continuing the Cat Seasons sci-fantasy tetralogy with book 2, “Cat Winter.”

Q: What books do you currently have published? 

A: Cats’ Eyes, Crazy Cat Lady cozy mystery #1:
Look what the cat dragged in! When Lynley’s old kitty Fluffo discovers a stolen uncut diamond, Lynley finds herself accused of murdering the thieves.

Copy Cats, Crazy Cat Lady cozy mystery #2:
When Lynley exposes a breed cat counterfeiting ring, she becomes the target of a serial killer who murders with a grisly cat-like claw.

Cat’s Paw, Crazy Cat Lady cozy mystery #3:
Two suspicious deaths at an elite art retreat send Lynley running back to Portland, but murder follows in her wake.

Cat Call, Crazy Cat Lady cozy mystery #4:
Lynley takes over as cat handler for a TV pilot only to find the show is hexed and murder is waiting in the wings.

Cat Café, Crazy Cat Lady cozy mystery #5:
A body is discovered on the floor of the cat café, and all the black cats are missing!

CAT POEMS: For the Love of Cats (2018)
Mollie Hunt celebrates love, loss, and life shared with the feline species.

Placid River Runs Deep (2016)
When Ember Mackay learns she has a life-threatening illness, she flees to the old Placid River cabin for solace, but she finds mystery instead.

Cat Summer (2019 Fire Star Press)
Sentient cats save the world from an evil older than history—twice!

Q: What’s your latest recommendation for:
Food: vegan
Music: bagpipes
Movie:The Lost Room
Book: Titus Groan, by Mervyn Peake
Audiobook: M. C. Beaton’s Hamish Macbeth series, narrated by lovely Scotsmen.
TV: Murder She Wrote
Netflix/Amazon Prime: Longmire/Good Omens









Native Oregonian Mollie Hunt has always had an affinity for cats, so it was a short step for her to become a cat writer. Mollie Hunt writes the Crazy Cat Lady cozy mystery series featuring Lynley Cannon, a sixty-something cat shelter volunteer who finds more trouble than a cat in catnip, and the Cat Seasons sci-fantasy tetralogy where cats save the world. She also pens a bit of cat poetry.

Mollie is a member of the Oregon Writers’ Colony, Sisters in Crime, the Cat Writers’ Association, and NIWA. She lives in Portland, Oregon with her husband and a varying number of cats. Like Lynley, she is a grateful shelter volunteer.


Connect with Mollie:

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Buy the book:
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2 comments:

  1. Thank you for hosting me (and Lynley) on your blogsite! This was a fun interview- very unique!

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