Beginning January 1, 2013

Stop by and let us know what you think of the new look!

Saturday, April 16, 2011


Spring has sprung!

Actually, at this writing (March 10th), it’s a few days before spring officially begins, but I can’t wait. It’s still alternating between nice and sunny versus gloomy, cold and rainy here in Monterey, but I’ve had enough of the latter. I’m even looking forward to the return of daylight savings time. I know a lot of people hate it, but I hate when it gets dark so early!

Other things I love about spring: New flowers. Green grass. Easter. (And Easter candy! The siren call of Cadbury crème eggs!) Taking long walks on the beach in the early evening with the waves rolling in and the sun sinking beyond the horizon. Leaving all my windows open to let the fresh air in. Going out on my patio with my laptop to write.

It was on a sunny, quiet spring day three years ago that my first book was published. Took me 48 years to get there, and at the time it felt like reaching the summit on Everest. Now, ten books later, I realize those were just baby steps. I’m still writing, but I’m still learning, too—about writing and about life.

Because that’s what writers do. We take tiny droplets of life, dribble them onto the page and try to make sense of them. Characters spring forth from our crazy noggins and start talking. Sometimes they just won’t shut up—which explains why I’ve written three different series already! Characters, I’ve discovered, are a lot like cats. They do what they want when they want. You can’t put a leash on them.

Spring is a time for new beginnings and experiences, which explains why I like writing about first love this time of year. Everything’s so shiny and new… but that’s a subject for another post. :-)

Cat Grant's been scribbling stories since she was knee-high to a bug. She lives by the sea in beautiful Monterey, California with one persnickety feline and entirely too many books and DVDs. She's currently working on another steamy book for your reading enjoyment.


Angelwolfstorm said...

I love opening up the windows in the Spring and airing out the house as well. It makes everything smell fresh and clean!

Rebekah E. said...

I can't wait for the unexpected snow to stop and nicer spring days come. It really is a beautiful time of year.


booklover0226 said...

I, too, love to open the house windows and get the fresh air and breeze through the place.

I'm ready to do some spring cleaning!

Tracey D
booklover0226 at gmail dot com

Amara Devonte said...

And here's me... all kinds of happy that your characters won't shut up, means more books for me. Yay :D

amara at

Maria said... sister loves the Cadbury Creme Eggs but I can't stand them....I do dread Daylight Savings time but it's only for the first week while my body gets used to the changes - if I went to bed early the night before I would have issues but I always end up staying up on having ten books out and good luck with your continued writing!


Jean P said...

I can't wait til I can open up the windows and air out the house. I know the warm weather has finally arrived when we can put up the outside clothesline.

skpetal at hotmail dot com

Skylar Kade said...

Hey Cat! I love spring because it brings the RT convention! It was so great to meet you there.

Robin said...

I love spring too, everything seems bright and fresh and I love the air and the smells and the colors! Still waiting for it here in Vancouver WA!

Michelle said...

I haven't been able to give the house a spring airing the passed couple of days...just a tad too brisk out for that...

Michelle aka Koshkalady

Judy said...

For the last few weeks we have been able to open our windows with the nice breeze, and my pecan trees are budding. Spring has arrived!!! I love Spring here in the South!!


Cathy M said...

For me, it's watching the bulbs I planted in the fall poke their heads up, planting new flowers in those empty flower pots and opening the house for that breath of springtime.

caity_mack at yahoo dot com

chey said...

For me the best part about spring is not needing to wear winter gear.
chey127 at hotmail dot com

Michayla said...

I live on top of a mountain in Wyoming. Spring here lasts from June 12th through the 15th. Sometimes we still get snow in July though lol.

Wait a minute...why do I live here again?

Terra Pennington said...

I so love menage's and Entangled Trio sure looks like a good one. Off to check it out


Sarita said...

I'm ready to throw the windows open...not today, though. It's freezing here.

Yoo hoo...spring?

EdgesAngel23 said...

I love when it FINALLY gets warm in spring so that I can take the platic off the windows and the storm windows down and allow the warm weather winds in! My cat loves it too because he can get some fresh air after being stuck in a little closed in space all winter :)
Ashley A

Sarah Ahiers (Falen) said...

no thanks on the cadbury creme eggs, but throw in some reeses peanut butter eggs and i am there!

Stacie said...

I look forward to the daffodils every Spring. I think that is what I love the most.

user1123 AT comcast DOT net