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Kate Baray writes paranormal and urban fantasy. She writes and lives in Austin, Texas with her pack of pointers and bloodhounds. Kate has worked as an attorney, a manager, a tractor sales person, and a dog trainer, but telling stories is the big winner. When she’s not writing, she sweeps up hairy dust bunnies and watches British mysteries.
Kate also writes sweet romance (The Goode Witch Matchmaker) and cozy mysteries (Vegan Vamp & The Goode Witch Mysteries) as Cate Lawley.
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Kate Baray Hi Lindsey,

I'm so glad that you're enjoying the series! You should see Forgiveness (story 2) and Reveal (Max's story) on Barnes & Noble within the nex…more
Hi Lindsey,

I'm so glad that you're enjoying the series! You should see Forgiveness (story 2) and Reveal (Max's story) on Barnes & Noble within the next week. Love and Moving will be available on B&N late in June.

If you're interested in downloading the Kindle app on your smartphone or computer, all of the shorts and Witch's Diary are currently available on Amazon. Also, new subscribers to my newsletter who sign up before the end of May receive an Amazon gifted copy of the shorts collection.

Keep an eye on my blog - I'll be posting chapters of my new spin-off there soon!

Thank you for your question, Lindsey, and for your encouraging words!
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Kate Baray The real reason? I'm a crazy dog lady (used to be a dog trainer, was a k9 handler for a few years) and I was worried about being too crazy dog lady, s…moreThe real reason? I'm a crazy dog lady (used to be a dog trainer, was a k9 handler for a few years) and I was worried about being too crazy dog lady, so I put barely anything in that first book. I should have made them full characters or removed them - but it was my first book and none of my editors made a fuss :) . Not that I blame them, all errors and omissions are certainly my own.

For a more fully fleshed out K9 character, my alternate pen (Cate Lawley) has a pet cozy series, Fairmont Finds Canine Cozy Mysteries. Fairmont, the canine main character of the book, is based on one of my German Shorthaired Pointers who has since passed. You even get his point of view in the book. Fair warning, the dedication of the first book is very sentimental. It still makes me cry when I read it, and a few readers have commented that it's made them teary.

Other pet characters that you might enjoy include Vegan Vamp Mysteries' Boone (he's a bloodhound based on 2 of my own hounds and joins the series in book 2), Night Shift Witch's Twinkles the cat (he gets his own story in book 4, Twinkles Takes a Holiday), and possibly Clarence in Death Retires (a bobcat possessed by a human who still has some feline tendencies.)

Thanks so much for your question, and apologies for the slow reply. For some reason I don't seem to get notifications for questions.(less)
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“Okay, our next stop is the hardware store.” Marin’s lips curved into a hint of a smile. “Yippee. Axes, duct tape, lamp oil, and a shovel, here we come.” “It’s disturbing how quickly you came up with that shopping list.” And that made her grin outright. ~*~”
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“Very often, Lizzie found the anticipation of something feared could become more awful than the feared thing itself.
Not so, in meeting Mr. Worth.”
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“The totally verboten, taboo question. Never ask a guy what he's thinking. He might just tell you. Or so her mother had always teased.”
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“I can choose, for a very brief moment, to allow neither of my forms to exist in this world."
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"So you're saying that you didn't walk through the ward? That you unexisted yourself through it?”
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L Dear Kate,
Thanks so much for acepting my friendship request! As an avid reader of paranormal fiction and Urban fantasy, your debut novel "Lost Library: An Urban Fantasy Romance (Lost Library Series)" sounds spectacular and so i would like to wish you all the best with it and subsequent novels.
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