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.
This is my cat JMacky. Not his best look ever. He is sixteen now so we have to allow him some slack. His name stands for the first letter of each name of my daughter's family--Justin, Madeline, Austin, Catie and Kim. He has taken well to Costa Rica--the warm weather suits him. He rarely curls up into a ball here; rather, he tends to stretch out completely. I have caught him looking too hot on a few occasions, however, at which times we repair to my bedroom and turn on the air conditioner. My new website is live now--quite the change from the old one. I will miss the site, but I've been told in no uncertain terms that the old one is not going to help me bring readers together with my books. Pooey. It is easy to sign up for my newsletter from there as well, in order to receive the free book Dormant Power. Hope to see you there. AuthorCathyParker@icloud.com