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
Look, I iz cat. You can tell by the fact I’m not actually doing anything.
Your thesis sounds interesting, may I subscribe to your podcast?
I iz doing something! This afghan almost blew away before I sat on it.
Dis cushion too! Iz hard job holding down human size cushion.
What are you all on about now?
Brief interlude with a leaf.
I am too noble for this skit. I will simply expose my profile for admiration.
From Hell’s heart I stab at thee!*
Dude, little overdramatic that.
Drama tastes delicious!
Okay, maybe “stab at thee ” was a bit over the top for the catsitters.
Is that food you have? I like food.
Who cares about food, all is woe and weeping.
Speaking of overdramatic…
Trust the dog to bring disrepute on the castle. Sigh.
Y’all disrepute all you want to, I’ll be over here napping.
*With thanks to Matt Kuchta, Mandy Little, and Neil Gaiman for lending me their pets.
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.
In related news, a short story in this world will be out via tor.com July 22nd.
What the hell was that noise?
I howl for shame in the cone!*
Dude, chill, it’s not like dogs have any dignity to start with.
Cats. Cats have dignity. We are deep and arty.
And mighty tasty too!
You are ruining the dream, man. Totally ruining the dream.
*Not actually a howl, a yawn.
Lola isn’t happy about the cone, but she’ll be fine in a few days.
A special behind the scenes look at the art of Friday Cat Blogging.
Shown here, our professional photographer and our cat fluffer.*
Hey, I never got a fluffer!
I don’t want a fluffer.
I want those treats, but they’re too far away
I want faarrr. That’s fire in Southern.
*With apologies to my brother-in-law Sean Murphy, and Bill Henry