Tara Taylor Quinn: My website says I’m a secret dog whisperer, and I believe it. I’ve had a ‘baby’ attached to my side since I became a ‘mom’ for my thirteenth birthday. My current writing partner not only shares my desk chair every single day, but she shares the author name, too. Her name is Taylor. You see her in the picture just as she is every single day. (Complete with Raggedy Ann & Andy.)
Kristina Knight: I've had two sweet, sweet furry companions. The first was Sammi, a rescue-pup who liked to sleep on my feet. She was convinced her true talent was in foot-warming. Sadly, she passed away in 2008. Hazel came to our family in 2014 ~ she's the most lovable and loving dog I've ever met. She's a snuggler and likes nothing more than to cuddle up to a warm, human neck to relax...or play a game of peek-a-boo. Both of which can make writing hard! When she's not cuddling, she's exploring, usually with her ball in tow, and after eleventy-billion nudges of the ball at my feet, I can usually be encouraged to play...but only for a little while!
Janet Lee Nye: My late great editor cat Loki used to be my constant companion at the keyboard. Molly has assumed this responsibility but she's still a young editor with much to learn, such as standing on the keyboard is not part of her job duties.
|Smartikus, Vicki's non-editor-cat|
Sharon Hartley: Rocket, my Jack Russell 'Terrorist', lays beneath my desk while I write -- until she
|Rocket, Sharon's Jack Russel|
Joanne Rock: Sometimes my cat, Duchess, steps all over my keyboard while I'm working and that's not at all helpful. But I do like it when she's in her Thoughtful Spot-- like Pooh- and feeling
be up and on my c hair, fast asleep in seconds! CC is our chatty cat and pops in an out during the day to say hello. On sunny days, she likes to find a spot in the warmth and sleep. Even if that’s on my desk!
Cathryn Parry: I mention Otis the cat in the bio to all my books, just because he's so important to me. He was even featured in THE LONG WAY HOME. Here is Otis the cat, keeping me company on a snowy day. Otherwise, he'd be outside. At 16 years old, this neighborhood charmer is still going strong!
Starting in May, I will add two new writing assistants to the mix, because I'm moving in with the Viking. I'll have another cat and a snake to keep me company. I'm not yet sure how good a job they will do helping out :-)
Nan Dixon: My writing companion is Waldo. (Named because we lost him under a bed in the first hour after bringing him home! I still call - Where's Waldo.) With all his black fur, it's hard to get a great picture of him. He used to sit on the back of my red office chair while I wrote, but he's gotten so big--he doesn't' fit. If he tries, he can actually spin me around. Now he will scrunch onto the ottoman in my office. My Waldo is a big boy!
|Patricia's Little Guy|
Angel Smits: Our dog, Maggie is a border collie mix with a heart of gold and a wicked sense of humor. She’s helps me with my writing by being a great companion for my daughter, who lives with us and has Aspergers. They keep each other busy, which gives me time to focus. Now, if we could just get Maggie to stop goosing everyone she meets. I swear I can hear her laughing every time someone jumps and lets out a squeal. Even in this picture she looks like she’s laughing.