VITA BREVIS finally makes it into paperback in the UK today (hooray!) so it seems right to mark the occasion. I can hardly have a launch party for a book that’s been out in hardback and ebook for some time now, but on the other hand, unless people know it’s there, who will buy it? In any case, who will notice my modest efforts at publicity in the plethora of “look at my book!” appeals on social media? Luckily I hit upon a cunning plan.
What people really seem to like on social media is pictures of cats. Or small children. Or both. There are no small children at Downie Towers, but if I were to sneakily photograph a cat next to my book . . . what could possibly go wrong?
As it turned out, quite a lot.
Read the start of VITA BREVIS in a cat-free zone here.
12 thoughts on “Never work with children or animals.”
Such a really great read. Highly recommended!
Why thank you – and I didn’t even have to bribe you with a cat treat! 😉
Brilliant idea! I don’t have any cats – perhaps I can bribe some small children but not sure they’d go much on cat treats!
Well I’m sure it would make you famous, but maybe not in the way you’d hoped! 😉
I love the photos and comments!
Thank you Jonathan! 🙂
A great idea — with hilarious results!
Sherry (another cat person)
Maybe we should try being dog people, Sherry -I’m told they’re more eager to please! 😉
Brilliant, Ruth, a purr-fect book launch event. Love the photos and the captions. Ave Feles!
It’s nice to see that others have as much trouble with their pets cooperating for a decent photo as I do! The dog is never looking where I want her too.
I am currently visiting my in-laws and trying to get a good photo of their nearly all black cat is proving difficult. She just turns out like a black blob that cannot be identified as a cat.
Pets have no idea of how to pose for a photo – goodness knows how the professionals do it. Good luck with the black