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Monday 9 November 2015

☀ To Catch a Cat Thief - Sean Cummings

Thank you for joining us on the Virtual Book Tour for To Catch a Cat Thief, a Middle Grade Humorous Mystery by (, Rebelight Publishing Inc, 104 pages).

PREVIEW: Check out the book's synopsis and excerpt below, as well as our Q&A with author Sean Cummings.

Sean Cummings will be awarding two physical copies (US/Canada), and five (5) digital copies (INT) of To Catch A Cat Thief by Sean Cummings to randomly drawn winners via Rafflecopter during the tour.   Please do take part: comment on our post and follow the tour where you will be able to read other excerpts (☀), interviews (ℚ), reviews (✍) and guest blog posts (✉).

Synopsis | Teaser | Author Q&A | About the Author | Giveaway & Tour Stops


Hundreds of cats are missing!

Fear not-Penelope Ann Pickersgill and her hippie grandma are on the case.

While her friends go to cool camps, twelve-year-old Penelope has to spend the summer with Grandma Bev, who is convinced that cat-eating aliens are beaming the town's furry friends aboard their mother ship at night.

Lights in the sky point to UFO's, but Penelope is sure there's a more logical explanation. With a little help from Sherlock Holmes, she and Grandma Bev set out to find the cats.

Will they be able to solve the mystery before all the cats in Thornhill disappear?

Teaser: Excerpt


Dear Diary:
I’m trapped. A cloud of dust fills the street as Mom and Dad’s car disappears from sight. I’ve been dumped off at Granny’s like a bag of used clothing at a thrift store. By rights, I should be back home hanging out with my friends, but instead I’m surrounded by macramé wall hangings and homemade candles that smell like medicinal mouthwash. My ears are ringing with the warbling voice of a dead rock star named Janis.
      I’m stuck in Thornhill for a summer with my grandmother.
      I love Grandma Bev like crazy, but there is only so much folk art a person can take without losing it. Tina and my other friends back home in Millersville? They’re texting me about the wicked cool summer day camps they’ve been enrolled in. One lets you explore outer space from the safety of the Star Chamber at the planetarium. At the university drama camp, they’re going to perform A Midsummer Night’s Dream by Shakespeare and finish off with a live performance during Millersville’s big Renaissance festival in the middle of August.
      I love Shakespeare. I’m like the only kid at school who actually gets him. I’ve got a leather bound collection of all his plays, and I’ve been known to act out scenes from Othello and post them on YouTube.
      But my favorite is Zombie Camp. It’s so awesome because you get to learn zombie makeup techniques. Then you go on the annual Zombie Walk through downtown Millersville along with hundreds of other zombie fans when the comic book convention hits town at the end of July.
      Unfortunately, Mom and Dad shot me down when they heard that it wasn’t in the city but at Fort Ramsey, which is a hundred miles away at a mountain resort for rich people.
      But the real reason they won’t let me go to Zombie Camp is because it costs too much. My parents are spending all their cash and the entire summer touring Italy, Greece and the Balkans on their second honeymoon, so it’s off to Granny’s house for me. I can’t fault them for rekindling their romance—
Shakespeare would totally get that.
      This is week one of six long, painful weeks of eating macrobiotic recipes with names like Onion Butter, Sweet Orange in Miso dressing and Brown Hazelnut Rice Balls. I’m going to shrivel up into a dried old husk by the time Mom and Dad get back from their vacation!
      And to make everything worse, Grandma Bev owns an evil cat named Sally. She attacks when you head down the stairs, and then she bolts into the shadows while you race to the bathroom for bandages because her razor sharp claws have just punctured your bare leg, and you’re bleeding on the carpet.
      Plus there is no TV.
      Like none.
      At least she has a computer with an Internet connection and I have my phone, so I’m not cut off from the world. I’ve got to plug in my ear buds so I can listen to my mix instead of the World Music that Grandma Bev blasts on her stereo. (Seriously, the speakers for this thing are as big as suitcases, and they make the floor shake.)
      It’s 5:00 PM and we’re going to have supper—Sweet Potato Bisque. I’ll write again if I haven’t been poisoned.

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About the Author

Sean Cummings is a mutli-published author with works ranging from urban fantasy (Shade Fright, Funeral Pallor) to dark fantasy and superheroes (Marshall Conrad).

2012 saw the publication of Sean’s first young adult novel. Poltergeeks is a rollicking story about teen witch a race against time to save her mother’s life. The second book Student Bodies, hit stores in 2013. In 2014, he published The North, a gripping post-apocalyptic thriller for teens.

To Catch a Cat Thief is Sean's first middle grade novel.

Sean lives in Saskatoon Canada with his wife, two lazy cats and a spotted dog named Stormageddon (who has her own Twitter handle - so do visit her ;-) )

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Giveaway and Tour Stops

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