About Flash

Flash, Feline Extraordinaire—that’s me, the most super-amazing main character ever created by Cindy Strandvold. I’ve been hanging around in her brain so long, she considers me to be her Professional Mews.

I got bored waiting around during all the revisions and rewrites my book has been through, so I started reading all the other kids’ books Cindy is always bringing home. Let me tell you, there are some pretty awesome books out there. (Lots of them are almost as good as my story!)

Being a friendly sort of cat, I decided to share my recommendations with other kids’ book lovers. Some of those kids’ book lovers are ACTUAL KIDS who have become my fans after hearing different versions of my story read at their elementary schools. I love my fans, especially the ones who have written their own recommendations for my blog.

Because my book hasn’t been published yet, I don’t have an official illustration to show you what I look like. But here are some of the different variations of me so far.

This is my alter ego, Snickers, the real cat who inspired my character. I guess you could say he was the first me.


Here is the picture that Cindy drew to depict her image of me.

This is one of the many many pictures that my fans drew of me.

And finally, here’s one last me.


To be totally honest, I think this stuffed animal looks a little too prissy to be a Feline Extraordinaire such as myself. I wanted to order the stuffed animal that was handmade in Germany. But it cost $200.00 and Cindy said that was way too much money. She said this one would have to do. Then she hid her credit card number where I couldn’t get to it.


Oh, well. Luckily for us, we all have good imaginations, right?

209 Responses to About Flash

  1. Anna says:

    I am excited for Cindy to publish your book so you can be even more famous! Your name could
    be all over the world then! 🙂 🙂 🙂

  2. Matthew says:

    WOW!!!I It is amazing that you might finally get to be posted on walls and in library’s. When will you have pictures all over?

    • I’m not sure what you mean. My book will have to be sold and then printed before it can be in libraries. Unfortunately that takes a long time. But my blog can be seen by anyone right now!

  3. Hay says:

    Flash you are now my screensaver on my computer!!!! : )

  4. Delaney says:

    You are my screen saver and i just love your books I think they are the best.

  5. Robert says:

    I’m going to try and get you for my screen saver on my iPod touch

  6. Kaitlynn says:

    You should ask Cindy to get you a tag to put on your collar that says, My famous Rock Star cat! 🙂

  7. Logan says:

    Do you like books? Well I do. My favorite book is your awesome book.I can’t wait till it is published. What is your favorite book?

  8. Alex says:

    WOW!I wonder how hard can your job get and how do you do so well?

    • Haven’t you heard? I’m Flash, Feline Extraordinaire! I do everything well! Most of the time, that is. Sometimes I mess up just a teeny tiny bit, but don’t tell The General, okay?

  9. Alex says:

    how old are you?{not to be offencef.}

  10. Alex says:

    how many years have you bean in your jobprotecting the legacy?

    • Zero years. I started guarding Mortimer’s inventions at the beginning of my story, and the whole story takes place over just a few days. But Cindy has been writing it for a lot longer than that!

  11. koal says:

    hey flash do you have a best friend?is it a girl or boy.

  12. koal says:

    flash are siameese or himilaens

  13. Robert says:

    My sister was at berthoud a few years ago and she heard about you! She loved you and thought you were awesome!!!!

  14. Alex says:

    :} awesomenis!your book has opomemetly 1000 fans!

  15. Alex says:

    1001 actuly…IF YOU INCLOOD ME!

  16. Calvin says:

    You have 1121 hits, Flash! How do you like that?

    PS. I personaly know Cindy and her mother is my current librarian.

  17. Calvin says:

    Flash you are so cool!! 🙂 🙂

  18. sarah says:

    i have not read your book but i will try to.

  19. Rebecca says:

    I love your book!!! I hope you get it published sooooooon! Flash have you had any wonderful belly rubs lately!!!!

  20. krielle says:

    your blog is so cool flash.I want to get your picture for my screen saver!

  21. alex says:

    wow you are amazing protecting the legacy!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  22. alex says:

    are you maried?

  23. Ben says:

    Flash, how many secret hide outs do you have, including in the house and in the woods? Or are they too secret to tell me about?

    Also, have you discovered any new parts of the house? Any secret rooms, passages, etc?

    • They’re pretty secret, but if you promise not to tell . . . There’s the secret attic at the top of the secret spiral staircase in the secret passage. And every room on that side of the house has a secret entrance to the secret passage. That’s a lot of secrets for one story! Book #2 has more, but I can’t tell you about them yet!

    • joe says:

      I also had a question that, how are you and lucy hanging around or getting along?

  24. Savannah R says:

    Hey Flash! Is doing this blog hard, especially since you get a lot of comments every day?
    I have a blog too and it is pretty hard to go on it EVERY day how do you get on it so much? 😉

  25. ella says:

    do you like dogs ?

  26. PhiaSophia5 says:

    Flash, would you like dogs that wouldn’t chase you, sniff you, bark at you, or pee on you? What kind of dog is lucy? I was thinking a white terrier or a chiuahuah, (or however it’s spelled) but I might be wronge. 🙂

  27. Olivia says:

    So Flash I was wondering how do you type on the computer?

  28. Hailey says:

    Hey Flash. Its me again. Lets hope book#2 gets publised.

  29. Natalie says:

    hi flash im new on your blog but Mrs.Moclom shows us it.what is your favorite color?where do like to lay your hairballs?

  30. Roger says:

    What town do you live in?

    • I really couldn’t tell you, it doesn’t have a name. But a place Cindy visited in North Carolina is what inspired the countryside with all the woods and rivers and waterfall in my story.

  31. Rabrad says:

    Do you have sharp claws? If so have you sliced a salmon before?

  32. faith says:

    what is your birthday

  33. sophia says:

    flash how do you typ on the coumputer

  34. joe says:

    could you eat fish or maybee an eel?

  35. ella says:

    whats your favorite thing to do

  36. ella says:

    whats your favorite thing to do when your not busy

  37. Bryce says:

    You know how you lick your self when your dirty.Well my brother and I dried licking are self and we just got in trouble.What should I do?

  38. Jeromiah says:

    I think Ringo should have an equal share of this blog!

  39. Anna says:

    I’m Jeromiah’s friend and I think Ringo should be on this blog out of a sudden change of
    heart but I think that Ringo should bairley go on this blog.

  40. Mandi says:

    Hey Flash! I need to ask you a question. Is it fun being the mane charactor? I mean don’t you get tired of it some times?

  41. Gabriella says:

    Flash you should tell Cindy to puta piture of Mrs.Mcollum because remeber her and how great of a libray teacher she was!

  42. shashone says:


  43. shashone says:

    Flash you should not let Ringo on and i now he is a good friend of yours thow

  44. Anna says:

    Maybe even people in China and Hatti could read your book.?

    • It’s possible. First it has to sell here. Then if a publisher in another country bought the rights they could publish it in that country, too! Wouldn’t that be cool?

  45. Anna says:

    How long will this blog run? I hope it runs until …

  46. Alex says:


    Have you ever been too any other country or continent in the world? If you have are you first class on the plane ride?


  47. shashone says:

    hi flash

  48. Olivia says:

    1 day till back to school. Hey flash do you go to school? If you do go to school what grade are you going to ?

    • No, I don’t go to school, except when Cindy visits kids to talk about her book. I’m about two years old, which is a grownup for a cat. What grade are you going to be in this year?

  49. Delaney says:

    Ya I just forgot the name.

  50. shashone says:

    hi flash are you there cues you whirt back yo olivia

  51. So, are you ready for school tomorrow?

  52. Dot says:

    Shashone, Olivia, and Delaney, it is good to see your names back on the blog. How is school this year?

  53. kaleigh says:

    hi flash!!!!!!

  54. terra says:

    LOLLOLLOLLOLLOL eeeeeeeeekkkkkkkkkk

  55. Hayley says:

    YOU have LOTS of comments

  56. Mac says:

    Hey Flash! Would you like a dog that wishes to be a cat?

  57. Mac says:

    I totaly agree! Some times my dog plays with the cats! And the cats like it! I think my dog wants to be a cat!

  58. Mac says:

    Ok I got to go to school. Talk to you later!

  59. Mac says:

    I’m ho happy! I get to go skiing on Thanksgiving!!

  60. cate says:

    ready for christmas

  61. Delaney says:

    I love the photos of flash!!!!

  62. Lexi says:

    flash are you maired?

  63. Lexi says:

    wat cind of cat are you?????????

  64. Lexi says:

    flash do you have a big butt because i do a big red one

  65. Lexi says:

    My friend we had a sleepover and she said that and I am so sorry that that happend I will not be on the computer when I have a sleep over. soooooooooooooo sorry 😦

  66. Lexi says:

    I do not want to say who.

  67. Lexi says:

    😦 😦 😦

  68. Lexi says:

    Thanks for understanding

  69. Mckenna says:

    i love that book Flash The Cat it was really good

  70. Mckenna says:

    Cindy did a very good job on the book i hope she wrights some more books

  71. Mckenna says:

    who else loved that book i know i did

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