You're invited to Snazzy Cat Capers 2 book launch party!

"She's the pussycat love child of James Bond and Zsa Zsa Gabor, and who can't love that?" —Kirkus Review of Snazzy Cat Capers

Everyone’s invited to the Snazzy Cat Capers Book launch for “The Fast and the Furriest”—Book 2 in the Snazzy Cat Capers Series. Even if you don’t like stealthy cat burglars, stubborn fish inventors, or pesky robo-dogs, there will be cupcakes.

More than the launch of a book, this gathering is a way for us to celebrate our community for endless opportunities and spaces to exercise our own creativity. From our school and city librarians to all the teams we work with, to the coffee shops, local bookstores, Accelerate Okanagan and the Innovation Centre, there are hundreds of people and places that support making stuff in Kelowna.

Snazzy Cat Capers Book 2 Trailer!

Two months til launch!

The 2nd in the Snazzy Cat Capers book series, “The Fast and the Furriest” will be released September 17, 2019!

We had a lot of fun with book 2 because we had a bit more room to send Ophelia to a few international places. The stakes are high as the world’s #1 cat burglar needs to outsmart her ambitious, devious cousin Pierre AND the CCIA (Central Canine Intelligence Agency) to save cat-kind. We’ll do a few posts on the making of this middle grade novel. There are graphic novel pages throughout and about 100 illustrations.

Check out the trailer!

Snazzy New York Adventures

Snazzy New York Adventures

Our Snazzy Cat Capers publisher, Erin Stein, in her office—a cornucopia of glorious and wonderful trinkets and treasures. This is in the Flatiron building — Macmillan’s Imprint.

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A fun Snazzy Cat Capers review!

We’re pretty thrilled with this nice review from Booklist Online!

Snazzy Cat Capers

By Deanna Kent. Illus. by Neil Hooson

Sept 2018. 224p. Macmillan/Imprint, $13.99 (9781250143433). Gr. 2–5

 

World-renowned cat burglar Ophelia is the best the Furry Feline Burglary Institute (FFBI) offers (and she always looks fabulous, too). Director Mew thinks she needs a sidekick, but the independent thief disagrees. No one is good enough to work alongside Ophelia and her greatness. She’s rejected 16 inventors in just one year: one was smelly, one too boring, one told bad jokes, and the last one threw fart bombs. But the director has a trick up his sleeve. When the FFBI offers the ultimate challenge—to steal a giant Himalayan diamond—Ophelia must work with her newly appointed inventor, Oscar Fishgerald Gold, to become the best catnapping team. She needs to learn to trust her partner and his skills of invention, all while foiling her rival's plans. Black-and-white, graphic-novel-style panels, complete with dialogue bubbles, break up the text and add to the action. This first book in the Snazzy Cat Capers series is full of humor, mystery, and adventure. — Rosie Camargo


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Snazzy Cat Capers Book Launch Fun!

Thanks to so many of our friends and the supportive Kelowna community (including the Innovation Centre and Mosaic Books!), the Snazzy Cat Capers book launch was SO MUCH FUN! We had over 150 people come to celebrate with us and check out the art installation we created that showcased the process of how Snazzy Cat Capers went from idea to a published series with Macmillan’s Imprint.

Here’s a short video of the event made by our friend Rob LeLacheur. We couldn’t be more grateful for the support and love we’ve got with the Okanagan Tech community.

Snazzy Cat Capers book 'process' display is up!

Yesterday, with the help of a couple of friends, we set up our Snazzy Cat Capers art display in Kelowna's Innovation Centre! It will be there for the whole month of September and we hope you'll go take a look at it. If you're planning on coming to the Snazzy Cat Capers Official Book Launch, you can take it in then.

While there's some cool "final" art on display, it actually aims to show the messy process of idea to publication. Everyone's publication and creative process is different. Snazzy Cat Capers started as a graphic novel with the fish as the protagonist and morphed into a chapter book series with the villain cat, Ophelia von Hairball as the protagonist.

The display shows rough art, rejections, rough drafts, and talks about some of the adventures along the way. It's a glimpse into our personal journeys with this book series. We hope you can check it out... and we hope you'll come to the book launch party! 

Inside the okanagan innovation centre on doyle ave. in Kelowna, with the help of one of an art gallery professional, we put up the process display. 

Inside the okanagan innovation centre on doyle ave. in Kelowna, with the help of one of an art gallery professional, we put up the process display. 

we showcase rough art, rejections, the editing process, and some concept art that was never used.

we showcase rough art, rejections, the editing process, and some concept art that was never used.