March 27, 2014

Thursday’s Musings

So I found out that I’m a double Rita finalist (think Oscars for romance authors) with IT HAD TO BE YOU and RUMOR HAS IT. So happy and honored…

Shortly after I got the call, the cat yakked on my slippers.

And a snowstorm hit. Well, to be fair to the snowstorm, it hit because Alpha Man took off my snow tires yesterday… the equivalent to washing your car and then having it rain.

But it’s still a damn good day. Especially because Oldest got a new set of foster kitties and they are so sweet I get a cavity looking at them. Two sweet six week old brothers…


Adorbes, right?


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  1. Congrats!

  2. Congrats mrs jill, you deserve it!! They are adorable! So awesome and wonderful what ur daughter does. We just had 2 kittens born 2 days ago… My dog’s are so fasntated with them and the mom isn’t even mad when they stick there nose in.

  3. Oh my goodness they are so adorable! I wish I could hold them and cuddle with them. Unfortunately my allergies won’t allow me to enjoy any cuddling for long. I blow up like a balloon and can’t breathe. Can’t stop me from loving those 2 cutie pies.

    • There are several breeds of cats that are hypoallergenic. The main two are the Rex breed. You can contact the CFA website for breeders near you. As for dogs poodles are also hypoallergenic. So if you are interested in a cat or a dog it is possible.

  4. Congrats on your double excitement…double RITA finalist and two of the cutest little kittens. Sorry about the yakking (is that a word?)…sorry anyway.

  5. I am SO happy for you.Better the slippers than your dress shoes. Please keep us posted about the kittens. I can’t imagine what kind of trouble they will get into.

  6. Yeah, yeahing over here in NJ all for you. Love you and all your books.

  7. Congratulations on well deserved nominations! Good Luck on taking them home! Yes pets can keep you grounded unfortunately. I love the kitty pics, I wish I could have some but my husband hates the hair. :p We do have 2 wonderful dogs that don’t shed and drive us crazy with their messes and barking in the middle of the night at who knows what. haha

  8. Congrats!

  9. 🎉 so happy for you…you totally earned it!
    Keep up the good work, reading your books is a total stress reliever for us!
    Love that you’ve raised animal aware daughters to help make the world a better place!
    Happy Thursday🎉

  10. Congratulations Jill! That is quite the honor. It’s a shame that Satan…er Sadie was so overcome with excitement that she yakked on your slippers.

    Are you celebrating with cookies or champagne?

  11. Oh yeah! they make up for the yuk!How can you give them up when they are ready for a new home? Congratulations on your nominations!

  12. Congratulations on your double nomination. The kittens are adorable. I’m sure they will have control of the dogs in no time.

  13. Congrats on the double nom, Jill! The new foster kitties are adorable.

  14. CONGRATULATIONS!!! Those kitties are too cute! I just want to smooch on them!

  15. Congrats on the nominations!!!! You so deserve it as your books are outstanding!! Thos kittens are adorable!!!! Sweet & cute!!

  16. Just remember Jill…those adorable cuties will grow up to act just like Sadie! :>)

    Congratulations! I’ve read both so no surprise to me. I believe it is cookie time for you.

  17. OMG, the cute! Kittens are *so* adorable. Fostering is surely the way to go, to get the adorable wee ones and then pass them on when they’re older! Why didn’t I think of that *before* I had three cats??

  18. Was there any ever doubt you would be a winner?? If I didn’t live 4 time zones away, I’d come right over an take those two kittens, too!

  19. Congratulations! Both books deserved to be nominated. All kittens and puppies are adorable!

  20. So happy for you Jill…Big Huge Congrats…
    Love love these two books…..You deserve this..
    So kittens are past adorable….so sweet…
    Have an awesome day!

  21. Congratulations, Jill – well deserved!

  22. Congratulations!!!! Have read both books and all those before and after too. :) Love the kittens…. they are adorable.

  23. Congratulations on your nominations. You deserve them. Take today off and just watch those adorable little kitties!!

  24. Congratulations on being a “double Rita nominee”. Fantastic. Well deserved. I love your books.

    The foster kittens are very cute. I hope oldest finds them a good home or that they get a good home. :-)

  25. Congratulations! Twin nominations is such a wonderful, well-deserved honor. And the “twin” kitties are pretty great, too.

  26. Definitely cavity-inducing. How does Sadie handle them?

  27. Super Congratulations! on being a double RITA finalist. A big honor! Love the kitties. I’m a fan of the black and white ‘tuxedo’ cats. I have two. How wonderful that Oldest fosters pets.

  28. Congrats on your well deserved RITA nominations, Jill!

    The kitties are so cute. =^-^= *meow*

  29. Oh! SO ADORABLE!!!!

    Also, congratulations on your DOUBLE!! Nomination!! I assuming both books are in the same category so you’ve eliminated 1 competitor this way.

  30. Congratulations!! (Just like a cat to bring you back down to earth like that. ;-) )

    The foster fur babies are adorable!! I’m so impressed that people actually manage to foster pets and find them homes somewhere else. I tried once and got 2 more cats out of the deal.

  31. The kittens are so cute!!!

    Congrats on your double nomination!!! I’ll be in the crowd cheering for you. :)

  32. Congratulations on having 2 books as Rita finalist. Do you have a preference on which one you would like to win? IT HAD TO BE YOU or RUMOR HAS IT. Hope to see you in San Antonio this summer at the RWA conference for the Literacy signing. Hope to be attending Librarian’s Day.

  33. Congrats on the rita so deserve it. Love the adorable kittens I have 2 house catd one is 4 and the ither is around 1. One I rescued after someone dropped it off the ither came from a shelter. I’ve heard of people fostering animals until they can find a hime. Ir cuts back on killing these poor animals but I would be a terrible foster mom because I would fall in love with them and couldn’t give them up then my husband woyld divorce me and I would become that lonely old cat lady! Lol!

  34. Congratulations!!

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  36. Congratulations on the double nom, author Shalvis – well deserved.

  37. You’re a very lucky lady, you get to write your wonderful stories and win awards. Love your books.

  38. Congrats! Adorable kitties!

  39. Congratulations! Furry babies are adorable!

  40. I would be happy to review the book.

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