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Thursday, September 4, 2014

Help Name a Mystery Kitten and Puppy!

by Sheila Webster Boneham

My third Animals in Focus mystery, Catwalk, will be out from Midnight Ink in October. Yay! 

And here's the thing. There are a couple of these...

and one of these....

and by the time they show up again in the next book, they will need names. 

Help me! Help me find the perfect names for a black boy kitten, a gray tabby girl kitten, and a yellow Labrador Retriever puppy girl!

Here's how....

  1. Pre-order your copy of Catwalk between now and October 9. (Its official release date is October 8). 
  2. Click Here to fill out the form!
  3. Tell your friends! 
Pre-order information: 
  • Personally autographed copies of all of Sheila's books are available from Pomegranate Books - ORDER HERE!  Your Pomegranate orders can also help support animal-oriented charities - check it out
  • Otherwise, please order through your favorite local bookseller or from any of the usual online sources. 
The book will be out in early October. Yay!

A small group of volunteers will pick their five favorite names for each baby, and I will make the final decisions. Then I will write them into Shepherd's Crook (that's a working title, but I hope it sticks), coming in fall 2015. 

Here's a bit more about Catwalk....

Agility can be murder for cats, dogs, and people!

Animal photographer Janet MacPhail is training for her cat Leo’s first feline agility trial when she gets a frantic call about a “kidnapping.” When Janet and her Australian Shepherd Jay set out to track down the missing party, they quickly find themselves drawn into the volatile politics of feral cat colonies and endangered wetlands.

Janet is crazy busy trying to keep up with her mom’s nursing-home romance, her own relationship with Tom, and upcoming agility trials with Jay and Leo. But the discovery of a body on the canine competition course stops the participants dead in their tracks—and sets Janet on the trail of a killer.


  1. How about these:
    black male kitten: Spook
    female tabby kitten: Girl
    Lab pup: Fluff?