Tuesday, July 3, 2018

Character Guest Post: Wizard the Cat from Connie di Marco's Zodiac Mystery Series


Julia Bonatti loves the freedom of working for herself as a professional astrologer. But after receiving several unexpected bills, she considers a temp job offer from her old boss a stroke of luck too good to pass up.

On her first day, the posh law office becomes a crime scene when one of the partners is found dead. Julia discovers that a series of death threats have been sent to several employees of the firm, and she uses her astrological expertise to discover possible motives. But before she can convince the authorities of what she knows, the killer strikes again. Will Julia unmask the culprit before he, or she, takes another life?



Character Guest Post by Wizard the Cat

Wizard here ~

Melissa’s invited me today so I could tell you all about myself.  And I agreed, because I know she’s a true lover of cats and can really appreciate how wonderful I am!

You see, I am absolutely gorgeous.  I’m sleek and all black, every bit of me, and I weigh a very impressive twenty pounds!  It wasn’t easy, it took a lot of special food.  I work very hard to keep my weight up and stay buff.  When people meet me, they stare in awe.  Actually, I think I look more like a magnificent ocelot (admittedly a first cousin) than an everyday house cat.  Everyday I am not! 

I allowed my mistress, Julia, to adopt me.  She’s an astrologer and we live in a little comfy apartment in San Francisco out near the ocean in the fog.  Now I have a good life, I admit.  I’m well cared for, Julia makes sure I’m fed the very best of food, I’m brushed and cuddled.  She makes sure I get to all my vet appointments to keep me healthy.  And in turn, I protect the apartment and I guard her when her clients come to visit.  Believe me, I make sure they know I’m keeping a close eye on them when they’re in my domain.

It’s a hard job.  It takes all my concentration, so as soon as they’re gone and our apartment is quiet I head for a treat and a nap.  I like to nap.  I also like to roam the neighborhood at night, but Julia won’t let me.  She’s too overprotective.  She lets me run around during the day though.  One of my favorite things is to hop from our back stairs over to our neighbor’s roof.  The surface is very rough and I like to roll around on it to scratch my back.  We even have a little back yard with grass and I like to hunt among the hedges and flowers. 

I don’t have a lot of friends because there really are no cats who are as beautiful and smart as I, but I have Julia and we have some great conversations.  I just wish she wouldn’t spend so much time solving crimes.  If she’d stop all that nonsense, we’d have a much more peaceful life. 

Lately, I’m on guard and keeping watch.  There’s a man who’s interested in Julia and I’m not so sure I approve of him.  I let her know in no uncertain terms that I’m the only man in her life. 

You can learn all about our adventures in any of the books of the Zodiac Mysteries.  And of course I have an important part in Tail of the Dragon¸ the third book, coming out soon (August 8, 2018). 

You can visit my author Connie di Marco any time at her website [www.conniedimarco.com], at Facebook [Facebook.com/ConniediMarcoAuthor] and Twitter @askzodia. 

17 comments:

Marla Bradeen said...

You are gorgeous, Wizard! Sounds like Julia's man better watch out. I know I wouldn't want to get in your way.

Mickey's Musings said...

That book sounds like a good read.
We really enjoyed meeting Wizard. What lovely black furs and green eyes!
Keep an eye on that other guy ;)
Purrs Georgia,Julie and JJ

Roby Sweet said...

Nice to meet you, Wizard! I read one of the books in this series and loved it, so I'm sure this one is terrific too. :)

The Menagerie Mom said...

Hello, Wizard! It's so nice to meet you. You and Julia's story sounds so very exciting, and we'll definitely have to give it a read!

Eastside Cats said...

We LURV big black cats, Wizard! We used to call our Chucky, The BBC, which is Big Black Cat, and every once in awhile I do the same to Manny and Chili Bruce. Nice to hear from you today.

Three Chatty Cats said...

So nice to meet you, Wizard! And the book sounds like a lot of fun!

Connie di Marco said...

Hi Marla ~ Wizard is a very jealous cat!

Connie di Marco said...

Wizard loves all comments from cat lovers!!!

Connie di Marco said...

It's not just Julia who has adventures in this one. It's me too, I go through a terribly traumatic event! But Julia makes it all better!

Connie di Marco said...

I know you'll love me when you meet me in the Zodiac Mysteries!

Connie di Marco said...

I agree, we are so very special!!!

Connie di Marco said...

It'd be more fun for me if Julia would stop investigating crimes. She'd have more time to pamper me!

Momma Kat and Her Bear Cat said...

You are one handsome kitty, Wizard. No wonder you're the star of your own books!

Connie di Marco said...

Weeeelll . . . I have to give Julia a little credit too. But thank you!

pilch92 15andmeowing said...

Great interview. Nice to meet you Wizard, you are a handsome boy.

Connie di Marco said...

I know! Purrrrrrrr ....

Nancy said...

Can't wait to read this series! Thanks for telling us about it, Mudpie!