Like her protagonist Shannon Kendricks, Cathy Parker is an attorney. She volunteered as a zoo keeper's aide for eight years and did have a very special beluga buddy, Mauyak, just as Shannon Kendricks has. As to encounters with alien children, as in the trilogy, she is not saying. She was also a radio and print journalist and once was the 'Jill of all trades' for a small satellite paper in Wyoming. She did everything from taking to the photos to writing the articles and op-ed pieces to helping with layout and hauling the newspapers through blizzards once a week. As a result, she saw lambs being born and went on a cattle drive and ate her first (and last) Rocky Mountain Oyster. She has seen mountain gorillas in the wild in Rwanda and orangutans in Borneo and even rocked an orphaned baby orangutan to sleep on her chest. She has volunteered with a chimpanzee sanctuary for former research subjects. So you can see where her heart lies. Currently she lives in Costa Rica with her black cat. All similarities between her cat and the trilogy's Narcissus are purely and probably coincidental.
To one side you should see the new cover for Power Multiplied and to the other you should see the partially hidden cover for Power Stabilized. What do you think of the new Power Multiplied cover? The paw belongs to the dragonpanther Roebor, who is introduced in this book. As implied by this cover, he is quite protective of Shannon Kendricks, the protagonist of the Power Rising trilogy. As you can see by the tiny bit of the cover that shows and by the power surge in the background of the teaser, Shannon will have an excess of power to deal with in the final book of the series. I have finished my reader magnet, a novella of about 26,000 words, and I am editing it now. It should soon be available to new and current newsletter subscribers. I think I have mentioned how much drudgery certain aspects of self-editing can be. I will whine--I mean chat--more about that next week. Hope you are having or had a great Labor Day holiday! This holiday, of course, is not celebrated in Costa Rica so nothing is happening on my horizon but I am just back from the Caribbean side of the country where I had a very splendid time, so I am content. More about that later.