Story behind the story

Cover illustration by Jennifer Taylor

After so many years of appearing to be useless, my cat, Frankie, finally inspired a story. He was no longer just a mischief-maker who tipped over garbage cans and ironing boards, he was literary inspiration.

This story, oddly enough, is not dedicated to Frankie, may he rest in peace. It’s dedicated to my brother Andy’s amazing cat, Ralphie. But, really, the book is dedicated to mischievous cats everywhere who have a clear sense of their identities.

See what I said on the Greenwillow blog about Frankie and the book.

See what I said about the writing process for this book on Rachel Hamby’s fine children’s literature blog.

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