by Carolyn Haines
On a hot April day in Lower Alabama, I find myself drifting back in time to my beginning writing career. I’d been lucky enough to sell some books to Harlequin Intrigue, and my dream of being published in long form had been realized. But I also knew that I was just on the very beginning of a career. I had no idea the twists and turns this publishing life would take, but it seems I have come full circle.
FEAR FAMILIAR, the first book I published about the sleek, black cat detective with a Humphrey Bogart voice, is on sale now as a digital book for only .99 cents. I wrote 17 of the Familiar titles, and the black cat (who is so much smarter than his biped companions) became a featured character in the Harlequin Intrigue line. He traveled to Scotland, Ireland, Egypt, and even back in time, and all over the United States meeting women and men who needed his help in solving difficult crimes.
TOO FAMILIAR, the second in the series, goes on sale May 8, followed by THRICE FAMILIAR in June.
The new adventures begin with FAMILIAR TROUBLE in July. These are brand new books never before published and will feature Trouble, son of Familiar. A number of writers will join KaliOka Press and spin yarns about Trouble and his penchant for getting into a jam and also solving crimes. We’re truly creating a world where black cats rule the universe!
I hope you’ll join us for some of the adventures. Now is the perfect time to jump into Familiar’s world and met the Big Daddy black cat—and then meet Trouble, who has decided to pattern himself after Sherlock Holmes, a la Benedict Cumberbatch.
The reissued books are only $.99 and the new ones will be out in digital and print copies.