About a year ago, I reviewed a pre-published book for a colleague. Yesterday in the mail, I received this HUGE package from her containing copies of the published book, a lovely thank-you note, cat toys and--BIG excitement in the Harris household--a new cat tunnel.
That, people, is how to do a "thank you" in style.
The book is a delight. It's a gift book called Cat Mulan's Mindful Musings and the author, Margie Yee Webb, also took all the stunning photographs you'll see in the book. The text is cute and will make you smile but the photos...! They will just make any true cat lover melt. You can't paw through this book and not want this cat for yourself.
[Hmm. See a pattern in recent blog post titles? Nope, me neither.]
Brought in the mail yesterday and found my friend Ron Culberson's new book awaiting me, signed and including a snide remark about cats. (Let it go, Ron. Cats rule.)
His inexplicable preference for dogs over cats aside, Ron is a good guy. More than that, he's funny. Damn funny. Like, spit your coffee out laughing funny. All the really good jokes in my new book? Ron's ideas. We've been editing each other's work since we met years ago at an Erma Bombeck Writers' Workshop. Ron makes my writing funnier and I try to dull his work down so I look better by comparison. It's a great relationship.
My Kneecap Seems Too Loose: 365 random thoughts to inspire deeply shallow thinking is the perfect book for those of you who've ever wondered why it's necessary for coffee shops to announce they offer "fresh" coffee or why we say "Go!" when we look at a stopwatch. This book makes the perfect gift for a college grad, best friend, neighbor, or anyone you just want to mess with. If you can overlook the puns (Ron knows how I feel about puns), you'll love it!