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Crazy Cat Lady Book Dedications, PLUS Overboard on the Ocean Release

Whoo-hoo! I released Overboard on the Ocean, the sixth book in my Mollie McGhie cozy mystery series. It’s all a bit crazy when you’re getting a book ready for publication – editing, formatting, proofreading, uploading files etc. But one of the fun parts of the process for me is coming up with a dedication.

Since one of the stars of this series is a Japanese bobtail cat named Mrs. Moto, it only seems fitting that the Mollie McGhie books are dedicated to cats. Cause, you know, I’m a bit of a crazy cat lady. So in honor of my latest release, I thought I’d share the dedications with you.

So, drum roll please . . . let’s have some fun with book dedications!

Overboard on the Ocean (Book #6)

Why is it that whenever I sit down to read a book, the cat who was previously being incredibly aloof wants me to pet them, feed them, do anything but read my book?

For cats everywhere who wish their humans would stop reading stupid books and pet them instead. Or feed them. Food is always good. Especially the expensive stuff from the cans that we’ll throw up later. The litter box probably needs changing too. And those hairballs aren’t going to clean themselves up, are they? Put the book down and hop to it, human!

Shooting by the Sea (Book #5)

Cats have a hard time understanding human priorities. What’s not to love about a cardboard box?

For cats everywhere who can’t understand why their humans don’t like to roll around in catnip and sleep in cardboard boxes like they do.

Dead in the Dinghy (Book #4)

When a cat’s gotta be fed, a cat’s gotta be fed!

For all the cats out there who love nothing more than waking up their humans at the crack of dawn to demand their breakfast. There’s nothing quite like a furry alarm clock pawing at your face to get you going in the morning.

Poisoned by the Pier (Book #3)

In this book, Scooter (that’s Mollie’s hubby) decides to start dressing Mrs. Moto up in cat costumes. Trust me, she wasn’t impressed, but she put up with it. (By the way, if you’re curious what the rutabaga reference is all about, you’ll have to read the book. You’ll never look at rutabagas the same way again.)

For cats everywhere who put up with wearing silly costumes and in memory of my father-in-law who never met a rutabaga he didn’t like.

Bodies in the Boatyard (Book #2)

Mrs. Moto loves to wander around the marina where Mollie and Scooter keep their sailboat. She’s supposed to wear her collar but somehow she keeps losing it. Can’t say that I blame her. Would you want to wear a collar?

For cats everywhere who hate wearing collars.

Murder at the Marina (Book #1)

This was the very first book I published, so instead of something crazy cat lady-like, I dedicated this book to my mother. I’m sure all the cats out there will understand. Cause, you know, moms. Everyone loves their moms.

If you’re interested in getting a copy of Overboard on the Ocean, you can pick one up at your favorite retailer:

Amazon (US) | Amazon (UK) | Amazon (CA) | Amazon (AU)

Apple Books | Barnes & Noble | Kobo Google Play | Smashwords

What about you? Do you read book dedications? Any fun ones you want to share?

9 thoughts on “Crazy Cat Lady Book Dedications, PLUS Overboard on the Ocean Release”

  1. Love the dedications. Especially to your mom. We all owe her one for encouraging you to write.

    I can’t recall any fun dedications but now I have a few ideas for when I write my pet sitting memoir.

    For Zara for who patiently listened while hiding under the bed as I babbled in Spanish.

    For Governor Bear who tried so hard to graduate from being a porch kitty to an indoor kitty by sucking up to the Shih Tzu, pretending he enjoyed wrestling with him.

    For Friday who curled up in bed to sleep with me at night until he realized that I was a poor replacement for his human and started sleeping in the clothes hamper instead.

    For Carl who I thought would never forgive us for not letting him out of the house for three days but who chased after me when I saw him on the street a week later.

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  2. Congratulations with your new release, Ellen!! Another exciting and wonderful feat. Yes, I read dedications. When I read a book (which isn’t often), I read it from the first letter to the last. Yep, even the acknowledgments and copy right page. 🙂

    Those dedications are the best I’ve ever read. You are so funny! And, cats are too.

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  3. Congratulations! I’m reading it right now and loving it. 🙂 I LOVE your dedications. My cats glare at me and wonder whey I have never dedicated anything to them.

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