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ST. LOUIS - Chances are, you recognize the name Elaine Viets. She's a longtime popular media figure in St. Louis.

Viets was a columnist for the St. Louis Post-Dispatch and hosted a television show, but she's probably best known as a prolific novelist and the author of a three-book series, including the "Dead End Job" series.

She joined First @ 4 Thursday along with Brandyn Jones, executive director of the Animal House Fund Cat Shelter to talk about her new book "Catnapped."

Click the video player above to learn more.

Viets is in town all weekend. Visit her website for information on local appearances.

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