When Marlon ran away, he found the wide world is a big place for a little cat.

“Silky! Did Momma Cat send you?” Silky nodded, “Marlon you’re not bad. Come home, make her glad.”

Marlon felt a sweet purr rise up from his heart. Did that mean all was forgiven?

“Marlon and the Wide World” comes out May 15. You can pre-order your copy at https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0C32N4V8F

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Away from home, Marlon missed his friends. Like that time with Kukka… 

 

It was a bright, sunny day. Marlon scurried out of the house, excited to see Kukka. “Let’s romp,” Marlon said and ran off. Kukka barked her happy bark and chased him…

Then Pete showed up and everything changed. You can find out what happens next in my cozy cat adventure Marlon and the Wide World,” coming May 15. 

Welcome to book #3 of the award-winning series Marlon’s Marvelous Adventures. Find Book #1 here: Marlon Finds A Way   Find Book #2 here: Marlon and the Scary Something. And thanks for reading!

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The next morning, Marlon pondered everything that happened since he ran away from home…

Here he was up in a tree with a family of raccoons. Raccoons! Marlon thought about the little girl who was nice to him in town. Escaping the alley cats Puffin and Muffin. Meeting Railley and her kits. And missing his family. Oh, Momma Cat, will I ever see you again? Only the rustle of leaves answered him…

Will Marlon ever find his way home? The story continues in my cozy cat adventure, Marlon and the Wide World,”coming May 15. 

Welcome to book #3 of the award-winning series Marlon’s Marvelous Adventures. Find Book #1 here: Marlon Finds A Way   Find Book #2 here: Marlon and the Scary Something. And thanks for reading!

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After they shared a meal, Railley brought Marlon to meet her kits…

“What are you?” said the first kit.

“You’re strange looking,” said the second.

“Kits, this is a cat. Take a good look,” Railley said.

“We’ve never seen any animals up close.”

“Birds! And squirrels!”

“Oh yeah, birds and squirrels.” 

“We like being up high.” 

“We get to see everything down there.”

“And no one knows we’re here.”

There’s more to come in my cozy cat adventure, “Marlon and the Wide World,” launching May 15. 

Welcome to book #3 of the award-winning series Marlon’s Marvelous Adventures. Find Book #1 here: Marlon Finds A Way   And Book #2 here: Marlon and the Scary Something. And thanks for reading!

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After Marlon walked to town, he ran into trouble on the double…

Tails up like spears, two orange tabby cats strode towards Marlon with angry faces. The bigger one stopped in front of him and glared. “Who are you?” The second cat stepped next to the first. “And what are you doing in our yard?”

What will Marlon do next? Find out in my new cozy cat adventure, “Marlon and the Wide World,” coming May 15. 

Welcome to book #3 of the award-winning series Marlon’s Marvelous Adventures. Find Book #1 here: Marlon Finds A Way   Find Book #2 here: Marlon and the Scary Something. And thanks for reading!

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Marlon was stumped. How can he cross this busy street?

“Just sit and wait until you hear ‘heel.’ Then you can go.” Kukka smiled. “People teach us that.” 

“Cats don’t do heel. That’s a dog thing.” Marlon stretched. “Cats do what they want when they want. And what I want is to cross to the other side.”

“That’s why the chicken crossed!” said Kukka, wagging her tail.

“What? Why?” Marlon asked.

“To get to the other side,” Kukka laughed. “It’s the old chicken joke, Marlon. Get it?”

Marlon groaned. “Yeah. It was pretty fowl.”

All jokes aside, you can read what happens next in my cozy cat adventure, “Marlon and the Wide World,” coming May 15. 

Welcome to book #3 of the award-winning series Marlon’s Marvelous Adventures. Find Book #1 here: Marlon Finds A Way   Find Book #2 here: Marlon and the Scary Something. And thanks for reading!

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It was a lovely morning until Marlon found his favorite puffy toy, shredded…

My beautiful toy is in sad tiny pieces. He gave a low growl. Who would do such a mean thing? Momma Cat? No way. It must be Albert!

Marlon hopped to the window sill. His tail started to twitch. Albert was outside! Hiding outside! Marlon leaped down and rammed through the cat door like an army tank. He moved as fast as a cannon shot to the bushes where Albert’s tail was peeking out. 

Uh-oh, Marlon’s about to pounce on his baby brother. You can find out what happens next in “Marlon and the Wide World,” coming soon.

Welcome to book #3 of the award-winning series Marlon’s Marvelous Adventures. Find Book #1 here: Marlon Finds A Way   Find Book #2 here: Marlon and the Scary Something. And thanks for reading!

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Coming May 15

My new cozy cat adventure, “Marlon and the Wide World” 

Is it true? Did Marlon run away from home? Well, I can’t tell you everything that happened. But for the next few weeks I’d like to share some highlights from the story. And I can say this: “Marlon and the Wide World” explores friendship, jealousy and courage with a light touch. It’s a heartwarming story for kids ages 6 – 10. And you’ll see – Marlon and his friends make lots of marvelous mischief.

Welcome to book #3 of the award-winning series Marlon’s Marvelous Adventures. Find Book #1 here: Marlon Finds A Way   Find Book #2 here: Marlon and the Scary Something. And thanks for reading!

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We’re a Wishing Shelf Book Awards Finalist!

I’m thrilled to announce that Marlon and the Scary Something” is a Finalist in the Wishing Shelf Book Awards. This is the third award for the book and the fourth for the series! Previously, the book won the BRAG Medallion and was a winner in the Purple Dragonfly Book Awards.

The Wishing Shelf Book Awards is based in the UK. Children chosen from six primary and secondary schools, mostly in London, do the initial judging. With the help of their teachers, they assess the books and decide on the finalists.

“Marlon and the Scary Something” is a cozy cat adventure about friendship, courage and landing back on your paws when misfortune knocks you down. It is the second book in the series, Marlon’s Marvelous Adventures.

I’m collaborating again with gifted illustrator Melissa Gardner on the next book in the series, “Marlon and the Wide World,” which will be available late spring 2023.

You can find out more about the series and the books at nicedogbooks.com

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