Like her protagonist Shannon Kendricks, Cathy Parker is an attorney. She volunteered as a zoo keeper's aide for eight years and did have a very special beluga buddy, Mauyak, just as Shannon Kendricks has. As to encounters with alien children, as in the trilogy, she is not saying. She was also a radio and print journalist and once was the 'Jill of all trades' for a small satellite paper in Wyoming. She did everything from taking to the photos to writing the articles and op-ed pieces to helping with layout and hauling the newspapers through blizzards once a week. As a result, she saw lambs being born and went on a cattle drive and ate her first (and last) Rocky Mountain Oyster. She has seen mountain gorillas in the wild in Rwanda and orangutans in Borneo and even rocked an orphaned baby orangutan to sleep on her chest. She has volunteered with a chimpanzee sanctuary for former research subjects. So you can see where her heart lies. Currently she lives in Costa Rica with her black cat. All similarities between her cat and the trilogy's Narcissus are purely and probably coincidental.
You may recall that my original laptop monitor stopped working some time ago and I accepted a hand-me-down laptop from my brother. Well, last week the hand-me-down also went south; totally refused to charge. Therefore I was missing in action again last week. I have since scared up a 2020 laptop. And I am up and running again! Knock on wood. The keyboard of the new laptop has one drawback: it is a Latin American keyboard configuration since I am, of course, in Latin America. The letters are where I expect them to be, but the other keys such as question mark and other punctuation are in new and surprising places. A learning curve is taking place. You can see that I have given you a little tease here about my new covers. I am going to reveal the Power of Three cover next week and give you a tease as to the Power Multiplied cover. A note: now that my laptop situation should be solved, I confess I will be taking off for the Caribbean coast next week to see the turtles coming in to lay their eggs and hopefully some babies making their way back out. I should have next week covered, but the week after may be iffy. I will try my best.