It’s a basic fact of life. The world is made up of two kinds of people. Dog people and cat people. All my life I’ve been a cat person. Oh, sure, I liked dogs as well. I like most animals, after all. But cats were always the clear-cut favorite. I liked them for their independence, their self-sufficiency and their don’t-give-a-damn attitude. I admired their cunning, their patience, their physical prowess—their abilities to leap and climb, to survive see in the dark, etc—all the things that proved that, IMO, they were in every way imaginable superior to dogs.
Lately, however, things have changed. And it all started with the dog my son brought home.
He's certainly not the first dog I've had (and, yes, btw, even though I continue to refer to him as my grandpuppy, I think we all know who he really belongs to) but he's the first with whom I've fallen so completely in love. I don't know how it happened. Maybe he simply came along at just the right time to fill my soon-to-be-empty nests, or the space left by my old cat's death. I guess I should count myself lucky he doesn't try and take a nap on the back of my chair as I work the way my cat used to.
Give how much I like animals, it's not so surprising how many of them end up in my books. Most of my characters have at least one pet...some have quite a few. Cats, dogs and parrots seem to be the most popular. What about you? Are you a cat person, a dog person...or does some other type of critter get your vote?
There's something magical about the little coast town of Oberon, California—something that transcends explanation and defies description. But living in 'Psychic Central' is not all white light and fairy dust. Anything could happen here and all too often it does. It's a place filled with mystery, intrigue, mysticism and romance and while the location is fictional, the people populating it can seem all-too real.
You can read more about the Oberon series at www.OberonCalifornia.us. Also, this summer, you can find the Oberon books on sale at Amazon.