""Beneath the pressure of torments such as these, the feeble remnant of the good within me succumbed. Evil thoughts became my sole intimates-the darkest and most evil of thoughts.""
-Edgar Allan Poe, The Black Cat

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Dear Diary – Wednesday, July 20, 2011


Dear Diary,

This week I felt compelled to do some self-reflection, and since I’m always looking at myself in the mirror I found it to be quite easy. 

Knowing I am Efi Loo, The Cat Vamp, I knew my keen feline vision would see nothing but purrfection; however, much to my surprise I discovered I’ve been a little self-centered these past couple weeks. (Okay, actually T.K. Millin had to point it out) But in my defense it’s been a little easy letting my paws get a little too big for my litter box. I mean how many cats can claw out a flash fiction every week, maintain two blogs and sleep through numerous edits? 

But since I’m reflecting this week I would like to take full responsibility for the one thing I’ve been neglecting lately and it’s a very big one thing. Okay enough pussy footin’ around, I have neglected something that’s very important in a writer’s life and that’s paying if forward.

Meew, now that I’ve gotten my one short coming out of the bag I’d like to shine a spotlight on fellow authors who have been so supportive of my feline adventures and I’d like to let them know I am meowfully grateful.

Over the next few weeks I will share their sites and stories with you and I know you will find them just as interesting as I do. Each of them also welcome new friends with open paws!

This week I’d like to thank Carole Gill, author of The House on Blackstone Moor, and several anthologies and sci-fi stories. It doesn’t take a bright light to make Carole shine. Since I made a promise not to talk about myself I’d have to admit Carole Gill is one of the hardest working “human” authors I know. 

Her work is timeless, classical and SCARY! If you like all things vampires, demons or gothic then Carole Gill is the author for you. Carole also writes Friday Flash Fiction, in fact, she was very open to helping a feline ghost writer join in on the fun.

I’ve provided links below to her two blogs (okay so maybe I’m not all that of a cat) where you can better get to know Carole Gill and her writings. I hope you find a little time to visit, because if you don’t, remember, I am Efi Loo, The Cat Vamp!

Take a bite out of life!

Efi Loo
The Cat Vamp         


  1. Extra tuna for Efi Loo! Great post! I have the honor of hosting Carole Gill on the 28th of this month during her blog tour. There are questions and answers to make a feline's fur wiggle with delight.

    I'll bring the tuna rum for you.


  2. Blaze, thanks for stopping by and I can't wait for your interview with Carole. I love it when my fur wiggles with delight, however it doesn't take much, a can of tuna here or a dash of cat nip there!
    I hope you stay tuned to find out who the next spotlighted author on The Cat Vamp Diaries is going to be!!!

  3. Guess what my doggies like tuna too! part cat maybe!
    Hi Blaze and thanks.
    and T.k. a huge, heartfelt thank you for spotlighting me like this!
    wow, I'm honored. and you lady, keep writing because you're good!
    and hi to Efi Loo (meow)!xxxx

  4. Carole, you are most welcome we were honored to have you featured on our blog. Efi Loo says your doggie must be very smart if he likes imitating a cat!
    Thanks you for stopping by.

  5. just swung by again! thanks TK. kisses to Efi Loo and a meow to you!