Now that many of us are sequestered in our homes for goodness knows how long, the world’s feline population must be wondering what on Earth is going on. While a group of cats is often called a clowder, it can also be called a glaring. Right now, I think that name is more apt for some of them.

My cats are definitely more a clowder than a glaring, though. I have three of them, and they are quite pleased to have us all home. The only thing they don’t understand is why I spend so much time NOT making a lap for them. I think they are starting to plot against my laptop…

Little do they know that one of the things I’ve been using that computer to do is write about cats, in particular, the latest Storybundle, curated by cat-lover Kristine Kathryn Rusch.

Here’s more in her words about The Cats! Bundle:

On Facebook the other day, someone wrote: I signed up for the 2020 90-day free trial and I would like to cancel my subscription. Yeah. It’s been a heck of a year, these past three months.

And what do people do in tough times? They run to cat memes. On the day that I write this, #QuarantineCats is trending on Twitter, not because cats need to be quarantined, but because cats are stuck with their shelter-in-place humans and are not happy about it. Especially since humans are practicing social distancing these days, and as a result, cats are getting more hugs.

This StoryBundle is the written equivalent of cat videos. Only better, longer, and with more plot. You’ll find all kinds of cats—cats who save the world (using magical powers), cats who solve mysteries (simply by being observant), cats who facilitate romance (because that’s what cats do [mostly to keep us from bothering them too much]). Aloof cats, cuddly cats, mysterious cats. If you want a cat, you’ll find one right here.

Read more about the 10 books in the bundle here—which includes SIX StoryBundle exclusives not found anywhere else.

WMG has four books in this bundle: Five Feline Fancies by Kristine Kathryn Rusch, The Charming Trilogy, Vol. 1 by Kristine Grayson, Ring Game: A Cold Poker Gang Novel by Dean Wesley Smith, and Fiction River Presents: Cats!, edited by Kristine Kathryn Rusch.

Six of the books in this bundle are StoryBundle exclusives, including Ring Game and Fiction River Presents: Cats!.

StoryBundles are always a great deal, but this one is purrfect (sorry, couldn’t resist). Read more about the books in this bundle and how to buy it here.

Your cats will approve.

And here’s a bit of news to cheer you a bit. I read the other day (aka two years ago in Covid time) that the animal shelters in New York City had run out of animals. With everyone now isolated in their homes, many decided it was time to bring home a new pet. Now, that’s some happy news.

Allyson Longueira is publisher of WMG Publishing. She is an award-winning writer, editor and designer, working mother, and brain tumor survivor.