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

January 13, 2017 in Cat Things, Friday Cat Blogging, Pets and other friends

It’s a tropical heat wave, a tropical heat wave…

No, is winter out there. Winter is stupid.

Like dis! Derp.

Dat not funny.

Ahh, is my best material.

Hibernating now.

 

Friday Cat Blogging

January 6, 2017 in Cat Things, Friday Cat Blogging, Pets and other friends

Catface!

That’s a little bit disturbing…

More than a little.

Not as disturbing as this. Help me.

I’ll get right on that.

Yeah, me too, as soon as I get this stuff out of my teeth.

I’ll help…if you pay me.

With thanks to Mandy, Matt, and Neil for the extra catses.

Friday Cat Blogging

December 30, 2016 in Cat Things, Friday Cat Blogging, Pets and other friends

I haz a flavor!

You’re embarrasing all of cat kind!

I bet my flavor is better.

Dammit, guys, you can’t do this and expect respect.

But what if I iz delicious enough to eat? Shouldn’t I want to know?

Just stop it!

Maybe one little taste…

That’s it, I’m out. I am retreating to the egg from which I hatched.

Hang on, eggs are my shtick!

Was only kidding. Surrendering to the flavor explosion instead.

With thanks to Matt, Mandy and Neil for the borrowed cats.

Friday Cat Blogging

December 24, 2016 in Cat Things, Friday Cat Blogging, Pets and other friends

Hey, is that the Flintstone mobile on the bottom of a lake?

Why, yes it is.

What the hell?

I know, thumb-monkeys, man.

Was that a birdie…a delicious, delicious birdie?

Tastes like air pudding.

Now, dat’s funny!

Not that funny.

 

Friday Cat Blogging

December 17, 2016 in Cat Things, Friday Cat Blogging, Pets and other friends

I iz thumb-monkey! See fancy hat.

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Dude! That’s creepy as snot.

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Only if you have something against giant eyeballs in top hats.

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Which would be a thing all sane people agree on!

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Friday Cat Blogging

December 10, 2016 in Cat Things, Friday Cat Blogging, Pets and other friends

I haz an existential dilemma—whether tis nobler in the mind—

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Yawn! Yer, killing me here. Make sense. Or, at least, be interesting.

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Did somebody say “existential dilemma”? because that totally…

Sorry, got distracted by my ribcage. You were…nevermind. Don’t care.

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My existential dilemma is no thumbs and the door’s shut.

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Friday Cat Blogging

December 2, 2016 in Cat Things, Friday Cat Blogging, Pets and other friends

I am extremely dubious about today.

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Me too.

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Yeah, today’s iffy.

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We can all hide in here.

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Dubious too, but sun…

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Friday Cat Blogging Thanksgiving Edition

November 26, 2016 in Cat Things, Friday Cat Blogging, Pets and other friends

I’m ready for my turkey!

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I too am ready for turkey. GIVE ME TURKEY

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I AM NOT A TURKEY

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Not funny thumb-monkey. I want a REAL turkey.

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Don’t make me hurt you. Just hand over the bird.

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TURKEY TURKEY TURKEY

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Who needs turkey when you’ve got slippers and straight tryptophan.

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Still prefer my tryptophan in turkey format. Food coma in 3.2.zzzzzzzzz

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Hey, thumb-monkey, I told you not to publish that pic. Have a different bird!

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Friday Cat Blogging

November 19, 2016 in Cat Things, Friday Cat Blogging, Pets and other friends

I climbed Mount Monkey!

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Dude, that’s an awful lot of work…

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I climbed Mount Cat Bed…

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That is NOT an achievement.

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The base of Mount Monkey smells kinda funky…

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What kind of moron smells a monkey?

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I prefer to use my glasses to perceive them from afar!

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Speaking of monkeys, do you have a good ape insurance policy?

Back off man, I’m woodpecker!

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Advice for Young Writers

November 16, 2016 in Writing

Forget write what you know, write what you love. Find the things that make you WANT to write and cling to them like a life line. You will never succeed writing things that you hate. You may not succeed writing what you love either, but you will have spent time on a thing that matters to you and that’s always worthwhile.