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Being shot and captured…in a pub

Last Saturday I spent a couple of hours in a pub. Not exactly unusual, but more unusually for introverted ol’ me, someone was there with a camera too…

That someone was the amazing Tom Parker; you can find him on Instagram and he’s now officially doing portrait photography. More specifically, if any of my author friends want headshots, his rates are very reasonable and Tom’s lovely!

And, I hope you’ll agree that the photographs are amazing. He’s made me look good!! (Only half joking. I am NOT photogenic…)

I think this is my favourite series – Tom was trying to get me to relax!

And another go…

My official favourites are definitely the ones below, so you might start to see them popping up on social media and in bios…

He’s Thomas David Parker on Instagram – check him out!

ALL OF THE CUTES

So, uh, Friday didn’t go quite as expected.

I went to work. Got a carousel working (yay) and then did CSS tweaks (yay) and then had a meeting during lunch (boo) and then my colleague walked in and said, “Kate, you’re going to want to see this…”

KITTEH!

He was found under a bench, and because my colleague trained as a vet, she brought him back to the office. We promptly got NO WORK DONE… mostly because it’s quite hard to work when your dominant hand is occupied in making sure a kitten doesn’t slide off your lap or escape to explore the floor, where the dogs really really wanted to play with this new friend!

He had a variety of names (Vlad the Impaler, anyone?) but we seem to have settled on Spock (because THE EARS!) He’s 9 weeks old and came home with me because he’s got mites, and no one else could have him. He’s currently living in a dog crate on our landing, because he can’t be around Frankie for a month – but there was no way I was leaving him alone in a room. He seems pretty happy, though – albeit in a kitten “MEEEEP!” way.

We’re not sure if we’re keeping him or not yet – a couple of friends have expressed interest, but it depends on space and a few other factors. Watch this space!

Also: HE FITS IN ONE HAND!

The Writer’s Workout

I woke up from a dream in which I was participating in a new type of contest. Half Nanowrimo (is that spelled right?), half 30 Days to Better Abs, the challenge was called THE WRITER’S WORKOUT.

Doesn’t this sound like the best idea? It’s from a post by Alison Tyler, who is awesome. She’s got some amazing writing up on her Patreon (including the rest of the post above) and it’s definitely worth following her if you like words, smut, erotica and side-tracks about anything and everything.

Also, while on the same subject, Kate Leth (who did Kate or Die if you’ve come across that) also has an awesome Patreon with comics, thoughts and general chaos. Check ’em out!