Kelly McCullough writes fantasy, science fiction, and books for kids of varying ages. He lives in Wisconsin with his physics professor wife and a small herd of cats. His novels include the WebMage and Fallen Blade series — Penguin/ACE, and the forthcoming School for Sidekicks — Feiwel and Friends/Macmillan. His short fiction has appeared in numerous magazines and anthologies. He also dabbles in science fiction as science education with The Chronicles of the Wandering Star — part of an NSF-funded science curriculum — and the science comic Hanny & the Mystery of the Voorwerp, which he co-authored and co-edited — funding provided by NASA and the Hubble Space Telescope. Kelly on Twitter, Facebook, G+, ello

Friday Cat Blogging

July 3, 2015 in Cat Things, Friday Cat Blogging, Pets and other friends

Look, I iz cat. You can tell by the fact I’m not actually doing anything.

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Your thesis sounds interesting, may I subscribe to your podcast?

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I iz doing something! This afghan almost blew away before I sat on it.

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Dis cushion too! Iz hard job holding down human size cushion.

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What are you all on about now?

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Brief interlude with a leaf.

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I am too noble for this skit. I will simply expose my profile for admiration.

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Friday Cat Blogging Celebrate Marriage Equality

June 26, 2015 in Cat Things, Friday Cat Blogging, Pets and other friends

I holding hed high today over SCOTUS decisions!

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I approves but iz too lazy to hold up hed, lucky dis cable here.

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I raise my foot in support—hey iz old cat, dat’s a big step.

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I would dance, but I ated ballooon.

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How can you not be EXCITED? ???????

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Friday Cat Blogging (but only just)

June 20, 2015 in Cat Things, Friday Cat Blogging, Pets and other friends

I am so going to get you for this, thumb-monkey…

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I am so going to get you for this, thumb-monkey…

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I am so going to get you for this, thumb-monkey…

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I am so going to get you for this, thumb-monkey…

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Friday Cat Blogging

June 12, 2015 in Cat Things, Friday Cat Blogging, Pets and other friends

Someday I will hatch into a beautiful cat-dragon.

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Cat-dragon? Seriously?

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I was a cat-dragon once, but it was too much work to stay with it.

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Do cat-dragons taste as delicious as me?

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I dreams the dreams of dragons!

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Friday Cat Blogging

June 5, 2015 in Cat Things, Friday Cat Blogging, Pets and other friends

From Hell’s heart I stab at thee!*

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Dude, little overdramatic that.

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Drama tastes delicious!

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Okay, maybe “stab at thee ” was a bit over the top for the catsitters.

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Is that food you have? I like food.

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Who cares about food, all is woe and weeping.

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Speaking of overdramatic…

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Trust the dog to bring disrepute on the castle. Sigh.

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Y’all disrepute all you want to, I’ll be over here napping.

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Ditto.

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*With thanks to Matt Kuchta, Mandy Little, and Neil Gaiman for lending me their pets.

Friday Cat Blogging

May 29, 2015 in Cat Things, Friday Cat Blogging, Pets and other friends

Hello, thumb-monkey, why are you not under my butt?
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This is an important question.

If a thumb-monkey isn’t being sat upon does it really exist?

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Mind officially blown.

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Yeah, not a big surprise there, brain cat.

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Wait, the thumb-monkey was gone? No wonder I’z cold.

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Notes from Castle Flabbergasted

May 23, 2015 in About Kelly, Books, Sidekicks

So, my first novel for younger readers, School For Sidekicks, will be out on August 4th, and it now has two shiny starred reviews.

One from Kirkus.

And another from Publisher’s Weekly.

I’m delighted and blown away and generally euphoric.

See also: Notes from Castle Flabbergasted.

metal porthole; Shutterstock ID 82146736

In related news, a short story in this world will be out via tor.com July 22nd.

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Friday Cat Blogging

May 22, 2015 in Cat Things, Friday Cat Blogging, Pets and other friends

What the hell was that noise?

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I howl for shame in the cone!*

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Dude, chill, it’s not like dogs have any dignity to start with.

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Cats. Cats have dignity. We are deep and arty.

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And mighty tasty too!

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You are ruining the dream, man. Totally ruining the dream.

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*Not actually a howl, a yawn.

Lola isn’t happy about the cone, but she’ll be fine in a few days.

Friday Cat Blogging

May 16, 2015 in Cat Things, Friday Cat Blogging, Pets and other friends

A special behind the scenes look at the art of Friday Cat Blogging.

Shown here, our professional photographer and our cat fluffer.*

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Hey, I never got a fluffer!

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I don’t want a fluffer.

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I want those treats, but they’re too far away

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I want faarrr. That’s fire in Southern.

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*With apologies to my brother-in-law Sean Murphy, and Bill Henry

Friday Cat Blogging

May 8, 2015 in Cat Things, Friday Cat Blogging, Pets and other friends

The hands are coming to get meeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee!

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It’s so sad when a cat cracks like that…

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Makes me want to cry.

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Really, DIGNITY is everything for a cat.

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I thought naps were everything for a cat.

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