SNAZZY CAT CAPERS didn't start out with a cat hero. (That's right—you heard it here first.) The Snazzy Cat Capers book series, starring the stealthiest, sassiest, snazziest feline actually started with Oscar F. Gold.
In 2014 sometime in the middle of the night, I woke Neil up to tell him about a story idea. What if there was this fish? What if he was a secret superhero? What if a villainous cat lived in his house?
We wrote the whole graphic novel. Neil illustrated it, too. After tons of revisions, our fabulous agent, the illustrious Gemma Cooper loved it and we sent it out! Alas, even though it got to an acquisitions meeting and we had a phone meeting for a revision with a big US publisher, Oscar F. Gold, the superhero fish didn't fly.
We were devastated for a bit. Like MANY tears. But after a while, we started talking about how THAT CAT was just so much fun. How her voice was super sassy and just deliciously evil. And THAT is how Ophelia von Hairball the fifth of Burglaria was born as a hero. She rose not out of the ashes... but emerged from behind a fishbowl. And we wouldn't have it any other way.