Posing Pets!

Posted Jan 10 2019

Those of you familiar with my Paw Enforcement series have enjoyed the antics of Brigit, Officer Megan Luz’s clever K-9 crime-solving partner. In my upcoming House Flipper series, you’ll meet Sawdust, a sweet and fluffy feline with a unique skill for digging up dead bodies and leading carpenter Whitney Whitaker to critical clues.

As an animal lover (current count: 3 dogs + 4 cats), I have a blast writing the chapters from the dog’s and cat’s points of view. While the animals don’t talk, we get a glimpse into what’s going on in those furry heads of theirs.

Let’s do some mind-reading, shall we?

Use the comments link below to caption one of these pet photos (just indicate which # in your submission). On release day January 29th, I’ll pick one lucky winner at random to receive a copy of Dead as a Door Knocker (book #1 in the House Flipper series) and this adorable plush Sawdust!



  1. Cecilia Conneely says:

    I can hardly wait to read this new series!!! I absolutely love your Paw Enforcement series so I am looking forward to hearing what Sawdust has to say!

  2. Barbara H. says:

    #4 – “How do I get into these predicaments?”

    1. Diane Kelly says:

      Funny how things just happen, huh? Ha ha!

  3. Melissa Castor says:

    #3 Why are you looking at me? I just found this. Personally, I think the cat did it.

    1. Diane Kelly says:

      Thanks for the laugh, Melissa!

  4. #3 Look what my brother did!

    1. Diane Kelly says:

      Hee hee! Yep, they’re like kids, trying to implicate each other and act all innocent.

  5. Candace knight says:

    #5- Whatever, I’m still cuter.

    1. Diane Kelly says:

      I love the “cattitude”, Candace!

  6. Sue C says:

    #2 Hey cutie! Where’s my treat

    1. Diane Kelly says:

      Sue, you’re a mind reader!

  7. Kelly Rambo says:

    #6, Yes I am the true SHREDDER!

    1. Diane Kelly says:

      She’s got claws, and she knows how to use them. Great name, Kelly! ; )

  8. Debbie T says:

    #5 reminds me of our Ronnie, our last cat. We miss him so much. Looking forward to the new series!!

    1. Diane Kelly says:

      Aww. They live on forever in our hearts, don’t they?

  9. Chandra Crawford says:

    #3. Hey mom, my toy barfed everywhere.

    1. Diane Kelly says:

      Chandra, you nailed it. : )

  10. Cecilia Conneely says:

    #3 I’m so glad you are home now!! This thing just spontaneously exploded in my face!!

    1. Diane Kelly says:

      Hee hee! Good one, Cecilia!

  11. Karen Gault says:

    #3 I’m a food dog, mom. I didn’t do it.

    1. Diane Kelly says:

      Ha ha! I love it, Karen!

  12. KnyttWytch says:

    #3 Look MOM I killed the evil hedgehog for you 😀

    (it looks a great series, I don’t think I am in the running to win as I am in the UK but will flag this to read!)

    1. Diane Kelly says:

      Wonderful! So nice to have readers from across the pond!

  13. Areta Nadozirny says:

    #5, I have a brother from another mother

    1. Diane Kelly says:

      That gave me a giggle. Thanks, Areta!

  14. J Miles says:

    #5 Meet my little friend.

  15. Cassandra Hoge says:

    #4 Hey mama! Whatcha doin? May I have some loves, pleeasee!

    1. Diane Kelly says:

      Awww, cute! Good luck, Cassandra!

  16. Carol Mohler says:

    Finished “Dead as a Door Knocker.” As an extreme cat lover, loved Sawdust! So looking forward to “Dead in the Doorway”.

    1. Diane Kelly says:

      So glad you enjoyed it!

  17. "G" Headen says:

    Need help with the Tax Series…Mistletoe Mayhem, Little Green Men and Pecan Pie are not to be found. Do you have a site I can buy? Are they “extras” that don’t have to be read in order with the rest…HELP! Thanks!

    1. Diane Kelly says:

      Sorry! Just found this message. Mistletoe Mayhem and Pecan Pie are novellas (shorter stories) that were released only as e-books, but they are side stories that do not have to be read in order to keep up with the main stories. Love, Luck, & Little Green Men is available in paperback on the Amazon and Barnes & Noble websites. It’s a very different story than my usual thing – a little bit of fantasy and a lot of romance. Thanks for your interest in my books!

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