Bonnie, birds, blossom, and a bit about the next book


April 26, 2020 by ChrisJamesAuthor

It’s been a hectic ten days here in the James household.  The headline news is that the new “kitten”, Bonnie (see previous post), is in fact already pregnant, so we’ll have kittens in a few weeks.

And that isn’t the only headline news.  The other headline news is that yesterday, I wrote “THE END” on, er, the end of my next full-length novel, the eighth.  This doesn’t happen too often, but for those of you who’d like to know, The Repulse Chronicles, Book Three: The Battle for Europe exists somewhere other than inside my head.  Finally.  I can’t tell you how ridiculously happy I am that I’ve finished another novel.  Phew!

I will post more on that later, but for now here are a selection of photos all taken in my garden in the last couple of days.  There’s an update on the maple blossom, and plum blossom, pear blossom, as well as numerous winged visitors who were kind enough to wait while I took their mugshots.

To begin, here are two of our three cats.  On the right is the pregnant Bonnie, and about to leap on her on the left is Wafer, the cat my daughters rescued from the base of a mountain in Slovakia last July:


Below, Wafer is on the right, Bonnie on the left:


Then we have Bonnie lounging on the couch saying: “Can you guess how many babies I’m carrying?” To which I reply: “No, but you can bloody well bet they’re going to help me sell some books when I publish the next one in a few months’ time.”


Then we have all the birds and blossom in the garden, and some artsy-fartsy tulip shots.  Gotta love spring!

















5 thoughts on “Bonnie, birds, blossom, and a bit about the next book

  1. acflory says:

    -giggles- it seems that everything in your garden is growing. You said three cats. Where’s the third? And huge congratulations on finishing book 3. It’s nice to know this pandemic has a silver lining. Time is precious and we rarely value it enough. 🙂

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  2. omg these photos are completely gorgeous. now I understand about the woodpecker!

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