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One way to have fun with them in fiction is to allow a character his or her own voice: one person uses them outrageously; another, seldom if at all.
Editor/Author Linda Yezak lives in a forest in east Texas with her husband and three cats. She is a speaker/lecturer for various writers' groups and conferences. Her first novel, Give the Lady a Ride, won the 2011 Grace Award for Romance. Her second, The Cat Lady's Secret, is contracted with Pelican Book Group.