New Short Story from Krista D. Ball!

SF Canada member Krista D. Ball has a short story in the recently-released Swashbuckling Cats: Nine Lives on the Seven Seas anthology. Published by Tyche Books (Tyche’s acquisitions editor is SF Canada member Margaret Curelas), the anthology features thirteen “tails” of adventure-loving cats, puns, and fun.

If you think cats and water don’t mix, think again.

Plunge into worlds of piratical cats: some selfish, some mischievous, all fond of hitting the catnip stash. From ships on the deep blue sea, to ships flying through the depths of space, and even visiting from beyond the veil, these cats are determined and on a mission.

One Reddit reviewer said “The Perfect Kibble” is “…a light-hearted and humorous read that made me chuckle…”

Krista D. Ball combines her love of the fantastical, an obsession with Jane Austen, and a history degree from Mount Allison University to bring both writers and muslin lovers a new and unique reference guide. Krista was born and raised in Newfoundland, where she learned how to use a chainsaw, chop wood, and make raspberry jam. She lives in Alberta these days. Somehow, she’s picked up an engineer, two kids, six cats, and a very understanding corgi off ebay. Her credit card has been since taken away. You can find her causing trouble at

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