Saturday, February 20, 2016

Sofie Ryan

Sofie Ryan is a writer and mixed media artist who loves to repurpose things in her life and her art. She is the author of The Whole Cat and Caboodle and Buy a Whisker in the New York Times bestselling Second Chance Cat Mystery series.

Ryan's new book is A Whisker of Trouble, the latest Second Chance Cat Mystery.

Recently I asked the author about what she was reading. Her reply:
Usually I have two books—or sometimes three or four—on the go. I’m not sure if that means I have a short attention span, or that I just don’t like not having a book nearby when I have a spare minute to read. Right now I’m reading The Whole She-Bang 2, a mystery anthology from the Toronto chapter of Sisters in Crime. There are stories from writers I was familiar with, as well as authors new to me. Some stories are darkly funny, others are unsettling. All of them are terrific. This is the second anthology from SinC Toronto. The third collection is scheduled for late this fall and I’ll definitely be buying a copy.

I’m also reading I Could Pee on This: And Other Poems by Cats. (A great gift for your favourite cat lover, in my opinion.) Every poem I’ve read in this collection has made me laugh. My favourite is, of course, the title poem. Author Francesco Marciuliano, who writes the comic strip, Sally Forth, has to be a cat person. He seems to understand their unique view of life and of us.
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The Page 69 Test: A Whisker of Trouble.

--Marshal Zeringue