Beth Bernier Pratt lives in Albuquerque, New Mexico, with her family. In addition to writing stories, Beth draws a webcomic. For more of Beth's fiction and comics, go to: http://barelyrepresentational.blogspot.com
In a world in which magic is real but novels have never been invented, magical artists called Emotimancers spin their art with the help of housecats.
Now, a global conspiracy of magically enhanced housecats, led by the diabolical Mr. Boots, threatens to take over the world.
I read this book in a couple days, just couldn't put it down. It really got the feeling of living in Phoenix, and then mixed that with a very believable system of magic. Susan is a protagonist to root for, both to win her battles and to grow as a person. The villain was scary and the relationships between the characters felt very real. I'm looking forward to the next book.