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Meet the Kittens, Dawgs, and Other Creatures who keep your favorite authors smiling! (Click on each photo to see it full-size. Click on the authors’ names to visit their sites! And click here to go back to my home page.)

...My very own “Lil’”

...My very own “Lil’”

How pretty is my girl? This is Lil’, and she’s not a fox, she’s a shiba inu. She is small but doesn’t know it, guards the house and washes my son’s face when he won’t let me do it (she especially likes to do this if he's eaten something messy). (Maryrose Wood — that’s me — wrote SEX KITTENS AND HORN DAWGS FALL IN LOVE, and this is my very own website!)


Alma Fullerton’s “Sunny”

Alma Fullerton’s “Sunny”

Sunny keeps an eye on the house while Alma Fullerton is busy writing. (Alma wrote WALKING ON GLASS.)


Anne Ursu’s smooching kitties

Anne Ursu’s smooching kitties

Anne Ursu says this public display of affection between Jalen, Petra and Eva is an “unprecedented moment. Usually they are crawling on my lap to get in between me and the computer.” (Anne wrote THE SHADOW THIEVES.)


Candie Moonshower and her first Horn Dawg!

Candie Moonshower and her first Horn Dawg!

Here’s Candie Moonshower at 13, showing off the world’s coolest bellbottoms and her very first Horn Dawg! (Candie wrote THE LEGEND OF ZOEY, which will be out in July).


Cecil Castelluci’s “Scout”

Cecil Castelluci’s “Scout”

Cecil Castelluci says: “Scout is my tiny (very tiny) supermodel-skinny, eating disorder, saved from the pound three years ago, constant companion, spinster’s friend, cat. She eats chickpeas, garlic, sushi, pasta, fancy french cheese and all other things that humans like. That means protect your meals around her. Also, she squeaks when she talks, and is cute as a button, and I love her.” (Miss Cecil wrote BOY PROOF and THE QUEEN OF COOL.)


Chris Tebbetts’ “Larry Jean”

Chris Tebbetts’ “Larry Jean”

Larry Jean belongs to Chris Tebbetts. Larry’s half border collie, half sheltie, and is trying to get a good whiff of the camera. (Chris wrote M OR F? with Lisa Papademetriou, and THE VIKING series. His website is under construction; check back soon for a link!)


Cynthia and Greg Leitich Smith’s “Sebastian Doe”

Cynthia and Greg Leitich Smith’s “Sebastian Doe”

Sebastian Doe is second in-command to Mercury Boo. (Cynthia is the author of JINGLE DANCER, RAIN IS NOT MY INDIAN NAME, and INDIAN SHOES. Greg is the author of NINJAS, PIRANHAS, AND GALILEO and TOFU AND T. REX.)


Cynthia Lord’s “Flurry”

Cynthia Lord’s “Flurry”

Flurry keeps Cynthia Lord company while she’s writing and makes sure she takes frequent breaks to let him out, let him in, let him out... (Cindy wrote RULES, which will be out in April.)


Dianne Ochiltree’s “Simon”

Dianne Ochiltree’s “Simon”

Simon is office manager and feline ‘first reader’ for children’s author Dianne Ochiltree. (Dianne wrote SIXTEEN RUNAWAY PUMPKINS, PILLOW PUP, and other adorable titles for little people.)


Douglas Rees’s Trio of Dangerous Felines

Douglas Rees’s Trio of Dangerous Felines

Wilson, Jack, and Bob. Up to no good. (Douglas Rees wrote LIGHTNING TIME, VAMPIRE HIGH, LYCEE DRACULA and other books.)


E. Lockhart’s “Pongo”

E. Lockhart’s “Pongo”

Pongo is in charge of the mix tapes at E. Lockhart's house. (E. wrote THE BOYFRIEND LIST, FLY ON THE WALL, and the upcoming THE BOY BOOK, which will be out in October.)


Ellen Wittlinger’s “Jasper”

Ellen Wittlinger’s “Jasper”

Ellen Wittlinger calls this photo “Jasper contemplates the outside world.” (Ellen wrote SANDPIPER, HEART ON MY SLEEVE, ZIGZAG, and tons of other books, and she has a new one called BLIND FAITH coming out this year.)


Jeanne DuPrau’s “Ethan”

Jeanne DuPrau’s “Ethan”

Jeanne DuPrau thinks Ethan has good taste in reading. (Jeanne wrote THE CITY OF EMBER, THE PEOPLE OF SPARKS, and CAR TROUBLE. )


Jo Whittemore’s stray pal “Bob”

Jo Whittemore’s stray pal “Bob”

Jo Whittemore says, "This is Bob, the neighborhood stray. I don’t own him, but I buy him enough Whiskas that I should!” (Jo has two books coming out this year: ESCAPE FROM ARYLON in the spring and CURSE OF ARASTOLD in the fall.)


Karleen Bradford and “Casey”

Karleen Bradford and “Casey”

Karleen Bradford and Casey live in Canada, where everything is in black and white. (Karleen wrote THE NINE DAYS QUEEN, ANGELINE, WHISPERINGS OF MAGIC and many other books.)


Kerry Madden’s “Bentley” and "Uncle Bascom”

Kerry Madden’s “Bentley” and "Uncle Bascom”

Here’s Kerry Madden with two of her dawg pals. “Bentley is the basset and Uncle Bascom is the dachshund, and both inspired the character of Uncle Hazard in GENTLE’S HOLLER,” she says. (Kerry wrote GENTLE’S HOLLER, OFFSIDES, and WRITING SMARTS.)


Lara M. Zeises’ “Scout”

Lara M. Zeises’ “Scout”

Lara M. Zeises sent me this picture of Scout (a.k.a. Skitty Scout, Skitty Maritti, Skitty Cent, Scout About, Wild Thang, etc.). She says he's a schnoodle (schnauzer + poodle) and “has the energy of a kid on crystal meth.” He also has a serious jones for his stuffed Gund dog named Flurry. (Lara wrote ANYONE BUT YOU, CONTENTS UNDER PRESSURE, and BRINGING UP THE BONES.)


Laurie Stolarz‘s “Happy Cat”

Laurie Stolarz‘s “Happy Cat”

Laurie Stolarz says: “This is Happy Cat. Snoozing is what she likes to do best, as evidenced here. She also likes sitting on my lap when I work and soft brushes on her mane. Her favorite food is salmon, but she also has a sweet tooth for glazed doughnuts. Happy enjoys cat caviar on social occasions and warm nights in front of the fire.” (Laurie is the author of BLUE IS FOR NIGHTMARES, WHITE IS FOR MAGIC, SILVER IS FOR SECRETS and soon, RED IS FOR REMEMBRANCE.)


Linda Joy Singleton’s “Molly”

Linda Joy Singleton’s “Molly”

Linda Joy Singleton says this about adorable Molly:

“This is Molly Kat. She doesn’t read much and prefers to chase flies. She is my furry baby.” (Linda writes THE SEER series, including DON’T DIE, DRAGONFLY, LAST DANCE, WITCH BALL, and the upcoming SWORD PLAY.)


Sara Zarr’s guinea pig, “Fuzzy”

Sara Zarr’s guinea pig, “Fuzzy”

According to Sara Zarr, Fuzzy is alarmingly clever considering her brain is so very tiny, and she can eat thirty-two times her weight in hay and spinach on any given day. (Sara is the author of the forthcoming STORY OF A GIRL.)


Sarah Darer Littman’s "Sandy”

Sarah Darer Littman’s "Sandy”

Sarah Darer Littman took this photo of her bee-atch Sandy during the blizzard of '06. (Sarah wrote the award-winning CONFESSIONS OF A CLOSET CATHOLIC.)


Tracy Barrett’s Jack Russell terriers

Tracy Barrett’s Jack Russell terriers

Tracy Barrett claims that this photo represents merely two-thirds of the total quantity of Jack Russell terriers living in her home. (Tracy wrote ON ESTRUCAN TIME, COLD IN SUMMER, and ANNA OF BYZANTIUM, plus lots of non-fiction books too.)