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

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

Dis hand mine!

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Simpler to have your own hands.

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I can’t believe we have to share space with a monkey.

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How about a woggie? Woggies are good, right.

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I caaaaan’t hear you.

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You think you can’t hear things…stupid monkey.

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Wait, is it Friday Cat Blogging already? I almost slept through it.

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Friday Cat Blogging

August 21, 2015 in Cat Things, Friday Cat Blogging, Pets and other friends

I iz cat. Meow?

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Wait, what was that now?

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I don’t even want to know…

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Why not, being cat is awesome. Meow!

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Wait, WTF?

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Hang on, I will kill it with my mind powers.

 

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I haz a mind! I can help! Watch me…is that my tail? Tails are awesome!

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Friday Cat Blogging

August 14, 2015 in Cat Things, Friday Cat Blogging, Pets and other friends

You bastards went to the Caribbean without me again?

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I hate it when they do that!

IMG_9547I will make you pay thumb-monkeys. I will.

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I’m in. What are we doing? Barf in the bed? Itching powder?

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I have this one pinned, now what?

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I’m trying to tear this one’s arm off, but man they’re big suckers.*

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*Guest cat courtesy of Levi/Lindow house.

Belated Friday Cat Blogging

August 8, 2015 in Cat Things, Friday Cat Blogging, Pets and other friends, Sidekicks, Silly

About damn time you woke up thumb-monkey—I want breakfast!

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Dude had a book out, chill. You know he’s not much of a morning monkey.

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Book launch does not mean thumb-monkey gets a pass on his duties.

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I think he should bring us breakfast in bed as penance.

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Man, cats are sooo demanding. Look what he accomplished this week.

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I am not a cat, I am a book rocket. Fly me!

School For Sidekicks: Launch Day

August 4, 2015 in Books, Science, Sidekicks, Silly

My newest book, SCHOOL FOR SIDEKICKS, launches today. Both figuratively and literally…

ETA: The extended rocket launch below the other videos:

More silly launch videos are on the way as soon as we can get them edited, so watch this space. In the meantime, here are a couple of notable reviews for the novel: Kirkus. Publisher’s Weekly, and an excerpt.

If you order before the weekend, you can get a signed and customized copy from Uncle Hugo’s where I will be signing on Saturday, and, of course, the book may be purchased at all the usual venues: Amazon, Barnes And Noble, Indiebound, BAM Powells

Launch Events:

On August 4th at 7pm at the Har Mar Barnes and Noble in Roseville MN, I will be reading and signing.

On August 6th at 3pm EST (2pm CST) I will be doing a reddit Ask Me Anything

On August 8th at 1pm I will be signing books at Uncle Hugo’s in Minneapolis MN. You can order in advance and have me custom sign things and then they will ship them to you, if you’re so inclined.

Also my short story The Totally Secret Origin of Foxman: Excerpts from an EPIC Autobiography, is up at Tor.com where you can read it for FREE! 

Friday Cat Blogging: Shamefully Shilling Edition

August 1, 2015 in Books, Cat Things, Friday Cat Blogging, Pets and other friends

What dis?

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The butler appears to have written a book… Say: out Aug 4th.

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At least he knows something about sidekicking. Also, fairly comfortable.

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Not very good at skritching ears though, 2 stars from kitty judge.

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For more info on the new book and my launch events see the post below.

Foxman Short, and School For Sidekicks

July 25, 2015 in About Kelly, Books, Events/Appearaces, Readings and Signings

My short story The Totally Secret Origin of Foxman: Excerpts from an EPIC Autobiography, is up at Tor.com where you can read it for FREE!

This is the first public taste of my School for Sidekicks universe which launches at novel length on August 4th with School for Sidekicks. Here are a couple of reviews for the novel: Kirkus. Publisher’s Weekly.

In related news, I will be doing a number of launch events:

On August 4th at 7pm at the Har Mar Barnes and Noble in Roseville MN, I will be reading and signing.

On August 6th at 3pm EST (2pm CST) I will be doing a reddit Ask Me Anything

On August 8th at 1pm I will be signing books at Uncle Hugo’s in Minneapolis MN. You can order in advance and have me custom sign things and then they will ship them to you, if you’re so inclined.

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Friday Cat Blogging

July 24, 2015 in Cat Things, Friday Cat Blogging, Pets and other friends

I are totally a cat!

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No, you are most certainly not.

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Now am I cat?

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You have got to be kidding.

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Kitty!

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I don’t even know what that is.

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Nope. But this is a cat. I give it the smooch of approval!

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Ewwww!

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Okay, that’s it, I’m leaving!

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I would leave, but the thumb-monkeys got me and I’m super happy.

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Sucks to be you dude.

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Y’all are sooooo strange. Ima hang out here in mah magic box.

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Friday Cat Blogging

July 17, 2015 in Cat Things, Friday Cat Blogging, Pets and other friends

Thumb-monkey, are you ded?

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Wait, you kiss your monkeys? That’s soooo gross!

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We do not speak of such things.

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I kiss my foot. I tastes much better than monkey!

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Ennui, I haz it about monkey kissing…and everything else.

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Friday Cat Blogging

July 10, 2015 in Cat Things, Friday Cat Blogging, Pets and other friends

Kitty eyebrow raising tool still in need of refinement.

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That’s not normal…

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My client is guilty, guil—wait, I iz barrister for defense?—innocent!

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What is it with cats?

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I envy your big green box…

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Wake me up when box gets to Detroit.

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I can’t believe this is the material I have to work with.

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