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

Back of beyond, NC

GH Year(s)

Completed Manuscript(s)
too numerous to count

romantic historical mystery

Started Writing:

Day Job:
retired, thank you, Lord

For Fun:
boating, swimming

Blog Posts from Kate

Winter Writing Festival Check in #2

Loud and proud, ladies! Loud and proud! This is the second Check-In Monday for the 2015 Winter Writing Festival, and I want you to put I MADE MY GOALS! at the top of your post. I hope everybody can, but please put it up there only if you did make your goals. That might seem […]

Louisa Cornell’s debut

Ruby Sister Louisa Cornell is having her publishing debut this week in the Regency anthology Christmas Revels with fellow Ruby sister Kate Parker along with Hannah Meredith and Anna D. Allen. Kate asks Louisa: Tell us about your path to publication. Time, awards, manuscripts…. I have wanted to be a writer since I was nine years […]

Back Home Again

Not only does a sense of place permeate our writing, but I believe it’s a draw for our readers. The first place I became aware of in books was Saint Mary Mead, the home of Miss Jane Marple. An English village, it appeared both before and after the Second World War in many Agatha Christie […]

Touring with a book in mind

Anyone who knows me knows how much I love to travel, particularly to visit historic sites. Like every other writer, I’ll walk into a building or garden or field and the story will start to grow. I thought I’d share some of the sites I used to write The Counterfeit Lady, which came out August […]

Antiques and Battleships

With the 4th of July holiday celebrating our independence just past, now might be a good time to look at what led up to the indelible image of Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941 and the attack on the Pacific fleet. A large part of the fleet was in harbor on that day, with the […]

Thank a Librarian

This week is National Library Week, and in its honor, I think every reader everywhere should thank a librarian. Where did so many readers get their start? In a library. Where did so many of our favorite writers get their start? As a reader in a library. I grew up in Arlington, Virginia, then a […]

Title Help

Does anyone besides me need help coming up with a reallllly good title? My Ruby sisters are whizzes at this. Look at the titles they gave their 2009 Golden Heart finaling manuscripts. The Great Bedroom War – Laurie Kellogg Death, Taxes, and a French Manicure – Diane Kelly Butterfly Swords – Jeannie Lin First Grave […]

Winter Mashups

Anybody besides me get bored when the weather outside is frightful and Christmas is long past? I thought today I’d try to exercise our minds with Winter Mash-ups. This is different than Winter Pile-ups. No one gets hurt and no cars need to be taken in to be repaired. For Winter Mashups, take two or […]

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