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+
I’ve been trying to intimidate this cat for hours…
That thing is still here!
I am robbed of the will to lift my head without technology.
If I hides in ball maybe it goes away…
Still not amused by this whole “loaner cat” thing you’ve got going on right now…
Just believe in the nip and it’ll all be all right… Mmmm, nip…
Back to back against the evil one? …and done!
Cats, why did it have to be cats?
Dude, we are totally a cat buddy film!
But, something wicked this way comes…
Is this where y’all keep the catnip?*
…the hells was that?!?
You will regret this intrusion into our routine, oh yes, you will regret it.
I will kill you in your sleep.
What happened to my buddy film?
*Scott Lynch’s giant war cat is here for a visit whilst Mr. Lynch takes a turn on the continent.
June 13, 2014 in Uncategorized
I think I like sitting on the bald monkey’s shoulder’s better…ptui!
Oh mighty Sun, thou art my one true love!
Wait, aren’t we supposed to have a theme? Get it together guys! I was thinking jedi cat…
Now assuming crash position.
And, one and two, and kick, and two…
This storyline brought to you by feline committee. Feline committees work really well…
Saw one of those writer posts that makes me feel an odd duck. My authorial dream has never been the JK Rowling rich and famous package. My goal has always been to simply write the stuff I want to write and make enough money so I don’t have do work that isn’t writing.
Mind you, I wouldn’t say no to the whole NYT bestseller and movies thing it if it came along. It’s just never been a first order goal. More than that, I have friends who are at that level of success and it’s not without it’s downsides.
I’ve never been all that award or critic focused either. My main goal from day one has been to produce fast, fun books that casual readers and fans can love, with a strong secondary goal of not making my peers and more critical readers want to fling the book across the room. Basically, what I am trying to do is produce well written commercial fiction that a broad spectrum of people can have fun reading. I do try to put in layers for those who want to look for them, and I am enormously happy when people who are better prose artists than I am like my work, but really I just want to write stories that people want to read. Everything else is gravy.
Hey, thumb-monkey, this bird tv stuff is pretty cool. I want to eat that one!
Wait, what now?
Ooh, delicious delicious birdies. But I prefer blueberry.
Oooh, now I’m drooling…
All right, that’s it. Hey, Bob, the cats are getting uppity.
Yeah, well what are you gonna do about it, bird? Birds against cats, that won’t end well.
Not for the cats, anyway…
I didn’t even know they made birds that big…
You know, maybe we should reconsider this whole birds vs. cats thing… Votes?
I vote to remain an indoor cat and leave the birds outside.
Nobody expects the FUZZYGATOR!
With thanks to Neil Gaiman, Michael Levy, Sandy Lindow, Mathew Kuchta, and Mandy Little for the extra fuzzies.
Come ‘ere I wanna taste you.
Actually, now that you mention it, I DO taste pretty good…
You can never unsee that which has been seen. Sooo, not opening my eyes right now.
I would love to taste the cat…
We are not amused.
You people are soooo sick…
I keep telling the world that, but do they listen?
I’m not sure why I’m here, I was just minding my own business in the shop and wham…
Cat blogging pirate with parrot cat is a visual non sequitur.