Welcome!

tailingatabbyWelcome to the website for Laurie Cass, author of the Bookmobile Cat Mysteries. Tailing a Tabby, the second book in the series, is scheduled for release on July 1, 2014. The series kicked off in December 2013 with Lending A Paw, which introduced librarian Minnie Hamilton and her rescue cat Eddie.

We hope you will enjoy their journey through the resort town of Chilson, Michigan — and learn to love them as much as they love each other!

 

Contest winner!

Eddie picks the winners!

Eddie picks the winners!

With Eddie’s help, the Chemung County Library in Elmira, NY was chosen as the first prize winner in the bookmobile photo contest. Two libraries were also winners; the Ashland District Library in Ashland, OH and the Jefferson-Madison Regional Library, Charlottesville, VA. Plus a bonus prize was sent to the Ashtabula County District Library in Geneva, OH, who sent in the only bookmobile photo that included a real live cat. Congratulations to all the winners! (see all of the photos in the next post)

Look at the bookmobile photos!

Contest!!

Are you the driver, librarian, volunteer or patron of a Bookmobile? Do you love cats? Take a photo of your local bookmobile with a cat in the photo for a chance to win 3 signed copies of my new book! That’s one for you, one for the library housed collection, and one for the bookmobile collection! Send your photo, along with the name of the library system/city/state of the Bookmobile to {bookmobilecat at aol.com} by November 15th. Two runners up will also receive a signed book as well. I will feature these photos on my website, and may even use one as part of the website design!

On Bookmarks

Fun bookmark found on Etsy

Fun bookmark found on Etsy

The other day my husband caught me digging through my basket of bookmarks.

“What are you doing?” he asked.

“Trying to find a bookmark.”

He looked at the basket, in which there are roughly a hundred bookmarks, and grabbed the one on top. “Here.”

It was a nice bookmark. I’d picked it up at my local library and it commemorated the opening of their new building. It was just the right size for hardcovers, however…

“Nope,” I said. “It doesn’t match.”

My husband looked at me. “Doesn’t … match?”

“Well, yeah,” I said. “You have to make sure the bookmark goes with the book.”

“You do?” He looked at the box that was overflowing with bookmarks.

“Of course you do. They have to match.”

“Match how?” He quirked up his eyebrows.

“Lots of ways,” I said, warming to the subject. “One really good one is to get the author’s bookmark for that particular book. Even better is to get a signed bookmark. Once I got a signed one from Tess Gerritsen, if you can believe that. It’s awesome. I use that every time I read one of her books.”

“That’s nice.” He shifted from one foot to the other. “You said there are lots of ways to match?”

“Well, sure. You can match topics. Like the other day when you came home with that financial book about the global economy? I gave you a bookmark that was made from foreign currency. Pretty good match, right?”

“Um, sure.”

“And that book I read by my Canadian writer friend, the book with the cats in it? I used a bookmark I bought last time we were in Canada. Remember? It had a picture of a Canada Lynx. One of my best matches ever,” I said proudly.

“What’s going to be the bookmark for that?” He pointed to the book in my hand: The Bone House, by Brian Freeman.

“I’m not sure.” I frowned. “This is the first book I’ve ever read by him, so it’s hard to know. But he’s a thriller writer, so I can’t use the Mary Engelbreit bookmark, that’s for sure. None of the flower ones will work, either. My fallback is the ‘101 Reasons to Read,’ but I might be able to find something better.”

“Well, good luck with that,” my husband said. “I’ll be watching hockey if you need my help.”

He left, and I happily returned to rooting around in my bookmarks. I’d find the perfect match. Eventually.