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Wednesday, February 15, 2023


Today we sit down for a chat with a cat. Yes, you read that correctly. We’re chatting with Boots, Katelyn’s rescue cat from the Home Renovator Mysteries by author M. E. Bakos.

What was your life like before your author started pulling your strings?

I was a feral street cat. My human, Katelyn, offered me tuna on a rainy night, and I was done running the streets.


What’s the one trait you like most about yourself? 

I’m a survivor. I found a cushy warm sofa to sleep on, plenty of treats, and a human I can manage.


What do you like least about yourself? 

Not a thing. I’m a Tuxedo cat with a white chest and paws. I look good and I’m pretty cool.


What is the strangest thing your author has had you do or had happen to you? She wanted me to hunt mice in the basement of a renovation in Deadly Flip, (Book 2) that had weird vibes. The house was creepy with bad electrical and flooding, not to mention a dead body mystery. She rescued me. The deal is I’m a house cat. Even in my feral days, I wouldn’t have touched the place.


Do you argue with your author? If so, what do you argue about? 

The closest we came to arguing was the mousing adventure in Deadly Flip. I wouldn’t budge from the carrier. I won out, and she brought me home.


What is your greatest fear? 

That Katelyn will renovate another house with a dead body mystery, and I could get taken by an owl, like in Lethal Flip, Book 3, or I’ll have to come to her rescue and attack the bad guy, like in Deadly Flip. I really like just chilling and getting good treats. 


What makes you happy? 

I am a male, so I like hanging with the guys. Katelyn’s Ex, Eddy, and her new fiancĂ©, hunky Sheriff Don, pet me and slip me treats.


If you could rewrite a part of your story, what would it be? Why? 

I would have found my human earlier and left the streets. What cat doesn’t like a nice warm bed with good chow? Mice are overrated. 


Of the other characters in your book, which one bugs you the most? Why?

My author is wrapped around my white paws. She wouldn’t bring in characters that aren’t Boots approved. Any bad guy, I can handle.  


Of the other characters in your book, which one would you love to trade places with? Why? 

Sheriff Don and Ex-hubby, Eddy, have more history with my human. I’d like to get inside their heads.


Tell us a little something about your author. Where can readers find her website/blog? 

My author has a varied background, writing a home improvement newsletter and a real estate and insurance sales licenses back in the day. She started by writing romance short stories. Now, she’s plotting cozy mysteries and planning her next home improvement. Check out her website where you can also find links for her social media.


What's next for you? 

In Killer Flip (Book 4), the romance with Katelyn and Sheriff Don heated up. They are engaged now and I’ll be along for the next wild ride. 


Killer Flip

A Home Renovator Mystery, Book 4


Flipping houses can be a KILLER! Before the festive holiday season begins, Katelyn jumps at the chance to renovate a Tudor style home in fictional Crocus Heights, Minnesota. All the home furnishings, fine china, and crystal are part of the sale.


The catch? Nearly twenty years earlier, in the aftermath of a famous Halloween blizzard, a woman who lived in the quaint home was found dead in her towed car.


Katelyn discovers a cache of cold, hard cash and jewelry in the renovation. Is it finders-keepers or losers-weepers? Who killed the beautiful, young, ambitious resident? 


Did hunky Sheriff Don really propose? What is up with Olivia, his old flame’s offspring? Does Eddy really want to marry Katelyn again? Does Katelyn want to marry again?


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1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Lois, Thank you for hosting Boots on Killer Crafts & Crafty Killers today. We had a blast!
M. E. Bakos