The Book, Cat, & Cat Book Lovers Almanac

of historical trivia regarding books, cats, and other animals. Actually this blog has evolved so that it is described better as a blog about cats in history and culture. And we take as a theme the advice of Aldous Huxley: If you want to be a writer, get some cats. Don't forget to see the archived articles linked at the bottom of the page.

November 28, 2013

November 28, 1944

Rita Mae Brown (November 28 1944), famous author of many books, is best known for Ruby Fruit Jungle, (1973) about an artist as a young lesbian. Here are some of her quotes about the writing life:

“When I got [a] library card, that was when my life began.”
"If it weren't for the last minute, nothing would get done.”
"A deadline is negative inspiration. Still, it's better than no inspiration at all.”
"Writers will happen in the best of families.”

OR, --- did her co-author write some of the mots above? That would be Sneaky Pie Brown, featured in and feline co-author of a number of detective stories, and the next titles are just a sampling:

The Purrfect Murder
Whisker of Evil (2004)
Rest in Pieces (1992)
The Litter of the Law (2013)
Hiss of Death (2011)
The Big Cat Nap (2012)

The Rita Mae Brown family lives on a Virginia estate, where the kitties are calm about the author's equestrian pursuits.

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