What are the new features?
Books, etc. and Cats, etc.
Where do I find them?
Right here on this blog, Et Cetera, etc.
When will they appear?
Whenever I feel like it or have something to say on either topic.
Can you describe them?
Okay, smart-ass, describe them.
Books, etc., will contain book reviews, books I’m reading now or have loved in the past, musings on trends in fiction and nonfiction, the writing life. Etc.
Cats, etc., will contain true tales about my life with cats, plus occasional posts on cat care, health, behavior, and cats in the news. And cat pictures. Yours, too, if you want to send them.
Why are you qualified to write these features?
I read a lot, write some, and edit more. I have a B.A. in English from Cornell and an M.A. in English from University of Dayton.
I have been owned by at least a dozen cats (no, not all at once) and lived with more. They have all been shelter cats or ones that found us. No purebreds, so you’ll have to go somewhere else if that’s what you want.
But what about the posts, stories, and general crankiness we’ve grown to know and love?
They’ll still be here. Books and Cats will be post titles, followed by subtitles.
Can you give us examples?
Well, sure! Blog: Et Cetera, etc. (same old address); Books, etc.: Why Haven’t I Heard of Melanie Benjamin before?; Cats, etc.: Stupid Cat Tricks.
Can we suggest topics?
Absolutely. Go right ahead. I might even write about them.
When will these new features start?
See above, where I said, “Whenever I feel like it or have something to say.”
How often will they appear?
See above, where I said, see above, where I said, “Whenever I feel like it or have something to say.”
When do you…?
Don’t make me say it again.