Clara was supposed to be a tortoiseshell. Although, Clara – the heart, if not exactly the heroine – of my new cozy cat mystery An Incantation of Cats is now a calico, she was a tortie through at least two drafts of A Spell of Murderthe first book in the “Witch Cats of Cambridge” series, largely due to ,,,

Read the full explanation of how Clara came to be here, at the Conscious Cat, a wonderful blog covering all things feline that you can find (and subscribe to) over at

PS – the Facebook group A Novel Bee is doing a giveaway for a copy of An Incantation of Cats over here.