The Afternoon Video – Two cats talking – And three kittens reacting to them.

Must reblog this. Look how these kittens react to cats on a video. Amazing.

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First the original of two cats chatting.. I think they might have been discussing the fat their owner has switched over to skimmed milk instead of full fat and tuna without the olive oil…. but anyway they must have been saying something very interesting because watch the reaction of the very young kittens who are watching the two talking on a laptop..

Now watch the kittens reaction… fascinating.

What do you think they are talking about?

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10 Ways to Market Your Book – Ideas Infographic

Great infographic and some excellent ideas.

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If you haven’t tried these – TRY THESE 😀

10 ways to market your book

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Today’s descendant is Atlantis.

atlantis3This gorgeous girl has the perfect name for the descendant of cats who crossed the Atlantic three times in 1609, 1615, and 1616.

Katie was even born in the Atlantic Ocean onboard the Sea Venture.

But more about Atlantis. She currently lives at Wayside Waifs, a no-kill animal shelter near Kansas City, MO. She is a little over 7 years old and looking for a forever family to call her own. She has the personality of a “Private Investigator,” meaning she checks out everything that’s going on in the household and reports back with a big dose of love and affection.

She is also one of the FIV cats at the shelter who is expected to live a long and healthy life with the right companion. She will need to be kept indoors in a single cat household and receive regular health checkups, but besides that, she should live a full life.

Just like all the domestic cats in North America, Atlantis is not an inidgenous animal. Her ancestors were brought here by early settlers going as far back as the Vikings. Cats really started to take hold in this part of the world with the advent of European settlers. Cats like Salt and Katie, from Salt and the Sea Venture, were some of the first cats to find there way to the New World in 1609.

Do you have a cat? If so, it’s probably a descendant of Salt and Katie. If you’d like me to feature your cat on the blog (and plug anything you have going,) reply in the comments, or e-mail me at

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What’s Hot! Puzzle Games for Kids

Working in a children’s  bookstore is a very illucidating side job for a children’t writer. I get to see what is in demand by children and parents alike.


One thing that’s been in hot demand for a while now is Puzzle Games for Kids. Especially dot-to-dot, word search, and hidden image games.

Since road-trip season is really getting into full swing here in the US, it’s a great time to sell games that get kids off the devices and give them a chance to have fun at the same time. Plus, there’s that hidden learning factor that goes along with all these type of games.

So if you have any puzzle games to sell, now is the perfect time to promote them.


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Imagine learning about books without first seeing them… Intrigued?

This looks like a fun way to find new books.


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It’s nearly impossible to discover a new book and learn about it without first seeing the cover.

  • In the bookstore, this was a necessity. (Unless you put on a blindfold, opened the book, and then removed the blindfold.)
  • In principle, online bookstores don’t need to show you the cover first. But they do anyway. It’s a marketing strategy. That visual appeal generates interest, helps generate spontaneous purchases, and cover design tricks can even send subconscious messages.

And thus, we see books and judge them before we know anything else about them.

But they do serve a valuable purpose.

  • A good cover is the author’s way of showing, at a glance, that the author cares enough about the book to invest in it, and that the author has put forth some effort at least in the cover design.
  • If the cover reflects a lack of…

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8.5 Types of BAD Social Media Etiquette TO AVOID Infographic…

A great infographic about Social Media Etiquette.

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8.5 tpyes of BAD Social Meadia

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#Authors – Especially #Indies – Please Note…

I highly recommend all Indy authors visit Chris’s blog. He’s doing great things for the Indy writing community.

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