Yesterday I drove down to Washington D.C. for the National Book Expo. My good friend and fellow author, Eric Garland, lives nearby so I decided to stay with him for a few nights. When I got there, one of the first things I noticed is his mother-in-law’s cat named Razz. Eric and his wife are watching it while his wife’s mom travels, and I instantly knew something wasn’t quite right about the little furball. Then finally it hit me when he showed me his profile. He has no tail! That’s when I renamed Razz The Assless Cat. Eric doesn’t know if Razz was born this way, or was in some sort of terrible farm accident, but it’s pretty crazy either way.