Today it’s my pleasure to bring you
Debbie Manber Kupfer
and her books
P.A.W.S. & Argentum.
When Miri receives a silver cat charm from her omama, Celia, on the night before Celia dies she has no idea that the charm holds a secret, a powerful magic that saved her omama’s life and is about to make Miri’s a whole lot more interesting.
Join Miri on a mysterious and supernatural journey with her new friends, members of an underground St. Louis society known as the Partnership for Animagi, Werewolves, and Shapeshifters, better known as P.A.W.S.
Argentum is the threat that binds all magic …
The silver of Miri’s cat charm passed on through the generations.
The silver of Jessamyn’s scepter, the source of her illusions.
The silver of Quentin’s scrying bowl, forged by Merlin.
All intertwine in Argentum.
With Alistair gone a measure of peace returns to P.A.W.S., but Miri is tormented by nightmares. The silver charm that had recently hung around Alistair’s neck is now in Miri’s possession and seems to have taken on a life of its own. And then it mysteriously disappears.
Jessamyn seeks help from Quentin, who claims to have repented his past association with Alistair, but can he be trusted?
And what of Jenna? The young girl rescued from Alistair’s pack house holds a terrible secret. One that could determine the future of P.A.W.S.
I had the pleasure to interview Debbie. Here’s my chat with her:
Sarah: What do you love best about SFF?
Debbie: I love writing (and reading) science fiction and fantasy because anything can happen. With this genre I have free range to dream. So I can create my own world in P.A.W.S. and of course there can be shapeshifters and werewolves and the rest, because magic!
Sarah: What do your readers say they love most about your work?
Debbie: The crossover appeal – I have readers ranging from young teens up to seniors and they can all find characters to relate to in my stories. Also a lot of people seem to love that I don’t just have the “normal” shapeshifting characters like cats and wolves at P.A.W.S., but rather all different kinds including a kangaroo, a snake, a spotted toad, and a flamingo!
Sarah: What was your favorite read this year?
Debbie: Just one? I love to read and love to discover new authors, particularly indies. The best this year is probably R.R. Virdi’s Grave Beginnings and Grave Measures – both gritty urban fantasy. Ronnie’s an indie, but definitely going places.
I’m also really enjoying an indie fantasy at the moment, The Glass Apple by Robert Franks. This is the first of a series and I have all of them on my tablet and am really looking forward to continuing on to see where it all leads.
Thank you, Debbie!
And to the rest of you, I hope you enjoy your reading this week, and don’t forget to check out Debbie’s work on Amazon!
Until next time,