The Right Muse

Many writers have pets as muses. I’m no exception. I find that each one has their specific categories. For example, the last blog post showed a picture of Elwood. He’s the muse for action sequences. I don’t know why, but when he’s near, the action writing flows better.

Today, I’m writing a first kiss scene for my next book, Birthright. My boy, Jake, gets the job of muse for that. He’s neutered, so he doesn’t understand things like sex, romance, or love. But, he does everything with passion: meows, eats, plays, licks, meows, purrs, meows… Just look at him. Doesn’t he seem to know everything?


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Wendy L. Koenig

I was born in Colorado, but raised on a small homestead in Illinois. I served in the USAF right out of high school. After my stint in the military was finished, I returned home and had a horse stable. My first piece to be printed was a short children’s fiction, Jet’s Stormy Adventure, serialized in The Illinois Horse Network. It was a natural fit, given my business. Later, I attended University of Iowa's famed summer workshops and writing programs. Since that time, I have authored and co-authored numerous books. Several of my novels and short stories have won international awards and have appeared in multiple venues.