Favourite Thing I’ve Written (and Why)
Hands down, TIN CAT. It’s the story of a woman who happens to be disabled, but it’s not about disability. It’s about geeks and fandom and how you can choose your family.
Amber runs a comic book store. Her clients are her closest friends. When she gets in the accident that results in her being in a wheelchair, her friends keep the shop running while she’s in hospital. Then she finds a cat in the alleyway and her life changes.
TIN CAT is geeky. Fandom references abound. Amber’s best friend calls Hunter (the MC) “Blade” due to his preference for leather. The cat is called Cat because Amber’s watched Breakfast At Tiffany’s once-to-often but she can get away with it because of Red Dwarf. The title is a take on Doctor Who’s K9, referenced to in School Reunion as the tin dog.
The SFR Brigade gave TIN CAT the “Most Geeky Award”, and it’s a badge it wore with pride.
I absolutely love this book, and I really need to re-release it.