Flannel and Flashlight plans for the first half of 2019.

Okay, bad news first.

There won’t be another Princess the Cat book in the first half of 2019.

Good news:

Princess the Cat might be released in other languages elsewhere in the world. I’ll keep you updated.

Great news:

The reason Princess the Cat is not getting a new book in the first half of 2019 is that John Heaton will be releasing a new trilogy of thrillers in the first half of 2019. If you like books or movies like The Hunt for Red October or anything tied into the Cold War in some way, then this series is for you.

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How to Research a Location for your Book (without going there).

In the fourth Princess the Cat adventure (working title: Princess the Cat Liberates Paris), I send Princess and Max to the Parisian landmarks we all know: the Eiffel Tower, the Louvre Museum, and the Notre Dame Cathedral. I’ve been to all those places before, but I wanted more detail. It wasn’t necessary for the story, but I didn’t want to add an irrelevant detail that would annoy a Parisian.

Thankfully, I was able to watch several videos on youtube to check on specific locations that I don’t remember perfectly.

Like climbing the stairs of the Notre Dame Cathedral.

And I also got some views of the Cathedral via a photography video.


Additionally, I also used Google Maps and got a streetview from the exact position Princess encounters in the book. Again, all the detail wasn’t necessary, but I’m hoping the extra research makes the story feel a little more real.


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All of Princess the Cat’s adventures take place in the late 1980s and early nineties, so hopefully the environs of those landmarks haven’t changed significantly since then. Or, at least a nitpicky Parisian doesn’t have such a strong memory!

Princess the Cat's Fourth Adventure - Update on progress.

I'm proud to announce that the first draft of Princess the Cat's fourth adventure is now complete.

It will take some time to edit, but here's what I can tell you so far:

  • Princess and Max go to and from Paris. (Yes, Paris, France.)
  • She faces enemies both old and new.
  • The working title is: Princess the Cat Liberates Paris.

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