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+

Friday Cat Blogging

July 26, 2014 in Cat Things, Friday Cat Blogging

I have catnip and you don’t!

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Coconut has catnip and I don’t!

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Woe and wurra, I have no catnip!

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Dude, where’s your dignity?

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I haz a dignity.

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I’m surrounded by idiots.

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Friday Cat Blogging

July 18, 2014 in Cat Things, Friday Cat Blogging

I’ve been trying to intimidate this cat for hours…

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That thing is still here!

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I am robbed of the will to lift my head without technology.

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If I hides in ball maybe it goes away…

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Still not amused by this whole “loaner cat” thing you’ve got going on right now…

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Just believe in the nip and it’ll all be all right… Mmmm, nip…

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Back to back against the evil one? …and done!

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Cats, why did it have to be cats?

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Friday Cat Blogging

July 11, 2014 in Cat Things, Friday Cat Blogging

Dude, we are totally a cat buddy film!

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But, something wicked this way comes…

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Is this where y’all keep the catnip?*

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…the hells was that?!?

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INTERLOPER!

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You will regret this intrusion into our routine, oh yes, you will regret it.

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I will kill you in your sleep.

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What happened to my buddy film?

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*Scott Lynch’s giant war cat is here for a visit whilst Mr. Lynch takes a turn on the continent.

Friday Cat Blogging

July 4, 2014 in Cat Things, Friday Cat Blogging

Do I have a bug on my nose?
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That’s kinda gross.

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I like bugs!

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I like woodpeckers. They’re deeelcieeeeous.

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I’m delicious too.

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I’m the bowling ball on the stretchy stuff of the universe!

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Entire train of kitty WTF on the bowling ball thing!

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Friday Cat Blogging

June 27, 2014 in Cat Things, Friday Cat Blogging

The cats go round and round and round…

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Some of them go rounder than others…

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Some of them just roll back and forth.

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Others only roll their eyes.

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While others roll themselves into a wee little ball.

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Did I mention the bit about rolling their eyes.

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And some times they roll-play dogs…

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Friday Cat Blogging

June 20, 2014 in Cat Things, Friday Cat Blogging

Kitty runs aground and dreams of what?

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Comfy beds?

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Or perhaps fancier things…*

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Wait, what now?

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Kitty Groucho Marx Outfit? Hmm, that’s…ridiculous is what that is. Ridiculous!

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*with a belated hat tip to Matt Kuchta for his cat-channeling additions to the shopping list

Friday Cat Blogging

June 13, 2014 in Uncategorized

I think I like sitting on the bald monkey’s shoulder’s better…ptui!

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Oh mighty Sun, thou art my one true love!

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Wait, aren’t we supposed to have a theme? Get it together guys! I was thinking jedi cat…

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Now assuming crash position.

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And, one and two, and kick, and two…

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This storyline brought to you by feline committee. Feline committees work really well…

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Friday Cat Blogging

June 7, 2014 in Cat Things, Friday Cat Blogging

What the hell is that?

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Mancat!

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Now that’s funny.

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No, that’s disturbing.

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Hairball!

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Sometimes you Feel Like a Duck

June 3, 2014 in About Kelly, Musings, Writing

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.

Friday Cat Blogging

May 30, 2014 in Cat Things, Friday Cat Blogging

Hey, thumb-monkey, this bird tv stuff is pretty cool. I want to eat that one!

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Wait, what now?

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Ooh, delicious delicious birdies. But I prefer blueberry.

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Excuse me?

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Oooh, now I’m drooling…

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All right, that’s it. Hey, Bob, the cats are getting uppity.

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Yeah, well what are you gonna do about it, bird? Birds against cats, that won’t end well.

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Not for the cats, anyway…

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I didn’t even know they made birds that big…

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You know, maybe we should reconsider this whole birds vs. cats thing… Votes?

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I vote to remain an indoor cat and leave the birds outside.

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Nobody expects the FUZZYGATOR!

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With thanks to Neil Gaiman, Michael Levy, Sandy Lindow, Mathew Kuchta, and Mandy Little for the extra fuzzies.