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All About Kate

Kate has found historical romance fits her to a tee, since she discovered romance in an era most consider historical these days. A lifelong reader, she began writing when her three children were grown and no longer dragging her away from the typewriter every thirty seconds. Now she writes on a computer, which is faster, except when her very own historical hero calls.

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Kate's Fun Facts

Hometown:
Back of beyond, NC

GH Year(s)
2008,2009,2011

Completed Manuscript(s)
too numerous to count

Genre(s):
romantic historical mystery

Started Writing:
2000

Day Job:
retired, thank you, Lord

For Fun:
boating, swimming

Blog Posts from Kate

What I learned from the trash truck

For twelve years, every Monday night I’ve taken the trash can out to the curb for early Tuesday pickup. You’d think by now taking the trash out on Monday night would be imbedded in my DNA. Nope, last Monday night I didn’t take out the trash or pick up the mail. No reason for it, […]

Winter Writing Festival Week 5 check in

And it’s Valentine’s Day! And it’s Ash Wednesday! First order of business. Do NOT give up chocolate for Lent this year. Not with all that wonderful Valentine’s Day chocolate out there waiting for us. And do NOT give up writing for Lent. If you’re a writer in your DNA and your marrow, you can’t give […]

When Life gives you Lemons

Throw them back overhand and with force. We all have those lemons in our life that keep us from writing to our maximum potential. Producing to our maximum potential. Having the career we want. Most often, we think the things holding us back are family. Children, parents, spouses, pets. May I say emphatically they are […]

Challenging POV

There are a lot of “rules” when it comes to point of view. There is first person, often used in young adult and mysteries, and often either loved or hated by readers. There is third person, often used in romance. This is the basis for deep third person POV, which has been particularly popular for […]

Happy New Year

To me, this is the new year. Summer vacation is almost over. Our kids are going back to school in 3 weeks. In some places, they’ll be back in school even earlier. We’re looking forward to cooler nights, to exercising outside without melting into our shoes, to football season, and to getting into a regular […]

Saying Farewell to a series

Sue Grafton is running out of the alphabet. Darynda Jones is filling up the graveyard. Agatha Christie feared the bombs dropping on London during World War II and so wrote final novels for her sleuths, Miss Marple and Hercule Poirot. She survived and left the books with her bank as she wrote other stories in […]

Processing your unique process

One of the parts of writing that I found the most difficult was understanding my process. There were plenty of people around who were glad to tell me how to write my stories. Outline, story board, character questionaires, exploratory chapters, the list goes on and on. Those are all good methods, but they didn’t help […]

What throws you out of a story?

Even RWA seems to be asking what throws you out of a story with their question about adding a DNF rating to the RITA judging. So today, we’re going to have an informal Kate wants to know poll. I’ll start it off with a particular dislike of mine. Info dumps. I was reminded of this […]

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