Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Author This or That: Kimberly Pauley (Cat Girl's Day Off)

This or That with author Kimberly Pauley

Breakfast or Brunch?
Brunch! I am SO not a morning person.
Sunrise or Sunset?
Sunset. Same reason as above, though sunrise is beautiful.
Math or English?
Dogs or Cats?
Sedan or Sports Car?
Definitely sports car. I used to have a two seater hardtop convertible. *sigh* But now that we live in London, I don’t have a car at all anymore.
Laptop or Ipad?
Er…depends on what for. For most things, I’d say the laptop. But for reading books or, um, Angry Birds…iPad.
High Heels or Flip Flops?
Flip flops are SO far ahead of high heels for me it isn’t funny.
Trip around the world or trip to the moon?
World. Right now, anyway. There’s nowhere to go on the moon yet…
Peanut or Plain? Peanut
Short or Long? Long (I used to have really really long hair. Now it’s medium-ish)
Necklace or Bracelet?
Take a walk or go to the gym?
Take a walk. Love walking.
Write at home or write somewhere else?
Er…somewhere else, mostly. I, um, write best if I go to a café with no Wi-Fi…and hey, they have good coffee here in London.
Spring or Fall?
Oh! I don’t think I can answer this one. I love both! Maybe Fall just because it’s the gateway to the holidays. But then it’s also the gateway to the really cold grey months so I dunno.

About Cat Girl's Day Off:
Natalie Ng’s little sister is a super-genius with a chameleon-like ability to disappear. Her older sister has three Class A Talents, including being a human lie detector. Her mom has laser vision and has one of the highest IQs ever. Her dad’s Talent is so complex even the Bureau of Extra-Sensory Regulation and Management (BERM) hardly knows what to classify him as.

And Nat? She can talk to cats.

The whole talking-to-cats thing is something she tries very hard to hide, except with her best friends Oscar (a celebrity-addicted gossip hound) and Melly (a wannabe actress). When Oscar shows her a viral Internet video featuring a famous blogger being attacked by her own cat, Nat realizes what’s really going on…and it’s not funny.

(okay, yeah, a frou-frou blogger being taken down by a really angry cat named Tiddlywinks, who also happens to be dyed pink? Pretty hilarious.)

Nat and her friends are catapulted right into the middle of a celebrity kidnapping mystery that takes them through Ferris Bueller’s Chicago and on and off movie sets. Can she keep her reputation intact? Can she keep Oscar and Melly focused long enough to save the day? And, most importantly, can she keep from embarrassing herself in front of Ian?

Find out what happens when the kitty litter hits the fan.

Waiting On Wednesday (24)

"Waiting On" Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating.

This came to my attention in an email from Penguin last week about their Penguin Five for this year which is Five Debuts and Five Breathless reads.  One of the other choices was my WoW a few weeks ago, Origin, so they definitely have some interesting books in the pipes and some great marketing.

The Innocents by Lili Peloquin
Razorbill, October 2012
Hardcover, 272 pages

ISBN-13: 978-1595145826
Young Adult
The Innocents #1
Two sisters fight to belong in a town built on secrets and lies in this romantic new YA series.

Nothing ever came between sisters Alice and
Friends didn’t.
Boys couldn’t.
Their family falling apart never would.
Until they get to Serenity Point.

The Innocents is the first in a new series of young adult novels that weaves a saga of nail-biting drama, breathless romance, and gothic mystery
So what are you waiting on this week?