Monday, November 02, 2015

To Catch a Cat Thief, a Middle-Grade Book by Sean Cummings: Giveaway for Print and Digital Copies!

To Catch a Cat Thief
by Sean Cummings
Publisher: Rebelight Publishing
Genre: Middle grade/mystery/humor

Hundreds of cats are missing! Fear not -- Penelope Ann Pickersgill and her hippie grandma are on the case. While her friends go to cool camps, twelve-year-old Penelope has to spend the summer with Grandma Bev, who is convinced that cat-eating aliens are beaming the town's furry friends aboard their mother ship at night. Lights in the sky point to UFOs, but Penelope is sure there's a more logical explanation. With a little help from Sherlock Holmes, she and Grandma Bev set out to find the cats. Will they be able to solve the mystery before all the cats in Thornhill disappear?


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Read an Excerpt!

She raced away from the dinette and returned moments later with her tablet already opened and booted up. Then she opened a browser and clicked on her favourites. In less than a second, a website appeared. It was plastered with cat pictures that told me people had way too much spare time on their hands.

There were cats in boxes. Cats splayed out on bedspreads with their legs sticking up in the air. Cats holding photo-edited light-sabers and doing battle with dogs. Each one had a clever sentence written in big white block letters. Phrases like “Itz bin a long day of snoozes” or “Iz dat a Twinkie” were plastered all over them.

“Some cat lovers seriously need to step away from their computers,” I said.

“Penelope Ann Pickersgill, I am a firm believer that if Internet cat memes didn’t exist, the entire infrastructure of Cyberspace would collapse like a house of cards. It’s also possible that aliens are already here and communicating with each other. Cat meme language could be a code the aliens are using!”

Sean Cummings is a multi-published author with works ranging from urban fantasy (Shade Fright, Funeral Pallor) to dark fantasy and superheroes (Marshall Conrad). In 2012, Sean’s first young-adult novel was published. Poltergeeks is a rollicking story about teen witch in a race against time to save her mother’s life. The second book, Student Bodies, hit stores in 2013. In 2014, he published The North, a gripping post-apocalyptic thriller for teens. To Catch a Cat Thief is Sean's first middle-grade novel.

Sean lives in Saskatoon, Canada, with his wife, two lazy cats and a spotted dog named Stormageddon. You can learn more about Sean and his books at

Connect with the Author: Website | Twitter | Goodreads


• Two (2) winners will received a physical copy of To Catch a Cat Thief by Sean Cummings (US/Canada)
• Five (5) winners will receive a digital copy of To Catch a Cat Thief by Sean Cummings (INT)

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  1. love this for my granddaughter

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  2. I love mysteries and can't wait to read this one.

  3. I think my son would love this book I can't get him out of his room because he is always in there reading. He could be doing way worse things so it doesn't bother me but he is almost out of new books to read and this sounds like something he would like to read.

  4. proof of my twitter post it is saying aw shucks didnt get ur entry when leaving it in appropriate spot

  5. I think my daughter would really like this book. She usually reads non fiction books with anything about animals but with cat in the title she may be persuaded.

  6. I think my nephews would love to read these books. They are just getting into reading alot right now.

  7. Sounds like a fun book.

  8. Perfect book to donate to the library at my wife's school.


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