I love animals. We have had quite a few cats and dogs over the years. Naming our sweet pets is sometimes so tough, but it’s always fun. We’ve had cats named Angel, Socrates, Leroy, Scout, and Pablo. Growing up, we had kitties named Tommy, Tuppence, Garr, and Moonbeam.
We’re also dog lovers. Growing up, we had Rupert. Then my husband and I had Sydney, Iris, Trinity, Jazzy, and now we have Bean, a sweet black rescue pug. He was the last dog surrendered by a back yard breeder, was crated the whole time, and is a bit damaged, but so, so loved by us. He’s been with us for 6 1/2 years. Dobby is our other pup. He’s about 2 1/2 years old and is a chug (a chihuahua/bean mix). He’s a character and we adore him!
I always put animals in my books. For me, it makes them complete. In my Magical Dressmaking mystery series, there are goats, which add a bit of comic relief. They are fun!
In my Bread Shop mysteries, Ivy has a pug named Agatha, modeled after Bean.
And in the Book Magic mysteries, Pippin rescues a dog, and Cassie gets to meet Hattie Juniper Pickle’s cat.
Naming these two animals was an important task. I asked my readers for help naming the Vizsla. They were amazing! There were so many great ideas. Ultimately, I landed on Sailor. If you read Murder in Devil’s Cove, you’ll understand why that’s a great name for her.In The Secret on Rum Runner’s Lane, a Book Magic Mini Mystery, Hattie’s cat became Cucumber…because her last name is Pickle, and Cucumber is exactly the type of name Hattie would pick for her cat. Once you meet Hattie, you’ll understand!
I’d love to hear your pet names, and if you like pets in the books you read.
Happy Holidays, everyone, and happy reading!
The Secret on Rum Runner’s Lane: A Book Magic Mini Mystery
by Melissa Bourbon
About The Secret on
Rum Runner’s Lane
The Secret on Rum Runner’s Lane: A Book Magic Mini Mystery
Mini Mystery #1
Publisher: Lake House Press (November 10, 2020)
Print length: 104 pages
The Lane women are bibliomancers, but Cassie sees her divination not as a gift, but as a curse–one from which she desperately wants to escape. It turns out, though, that running from her fate isn’t as easy as she thought it would be. When a woman goes missing, and a neighbor turns up dead, Cassie turns to the books she’s always avoided to help her find the truth.
About Melissa Bourbon
Melissa Bourbon is the national bestselling author of nineteen mystery books, including the brand new collaborative Book Magic mysteries, the Lola Cruz Mysteries, A Magical Dressmaking Mystery series, and the Bread Shop Mysteries, written as Winnie Archer. She is a former middle school English teacher who gave up the classroom in order to live in her imagination full time. Melissa, a California native who has lived in Texas and Colorado, now calls the southeast home. She hikes, practices yoga, cooks, and is slowly but surely discovering all the great restaurants in the Carolinas. Since four of her five amazing kids are living their lives, scattered throughout the country, her dogs, Bean, the pug, Dobby, the chug, and Jasper, a cattle dog/lab keep her company while she writes. Melissa lives in North Carolina with her educator husband, Carlos, and their youngest son. She is beyond fortunate to be living the life of her dreams.
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I love pets while reading a book. We have three indoor cats. Their names are Luci and Daisy. We did not get to name them. We rescued them from a shelter. Our third cat is Fearless. He was born in the alley by our home. His mother brought him with his siblings to our yard after she weaned them. We feed the outdoor cats. He decided from the beginning that he wanted to live with us. He chased a full grown fat groundhog as well as a large raccoon out of our yard as a kitten. He would sit on the front porch in the mornings waiting for me to leave for work so he could walk me to the car. My husband would have to carry him away so I could go to work. When I returned home in the evening, he would come running off the porch to greet me and walk me to the door. He has the sweetest and gentleness about him. Thank you for letting me share with you about my fur babies. Merry Christmas.
What a wonderful story. I also write books featuring cats. My latest, Pet Posts: The Cat Chats is on blog tour with a giveaway. I wrote about it in my latest blog post: https://wp.me/p6m4z7-2Vn. There’s also a sale going on for 4 of my books that feature cats. Merry Christmas!
Thanks so much for the review..new to me series, sounds good!