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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 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 […]

Check In #4 for the 2017 Winter Writing Festival

Yay! We’ve been writing our heart’s out the past 4 weeks in the Winter Writing Festival. Now it’s time to report in. We hope that you’ve been finding success, that you’ve been meeting your goals and feeling creative. But even if you haven’t been as productive as you would like, we’re here to cheer, console, […]

Check In #3 for the 2017 Winter Writing Festival

Yay! We’ve been writing our heart’s out the past 3 weeks in the Winter Writing Festival. Now it’s time to report in. We hope that you’ve been finding success, that you’ve been meeting your goals and feeling creative. Because it’s been 21 days, and it takes 21 days to create a habit, good or bad. […]

Two book debuts this month!

Debut Number One: Why murder a dying man? Young widow Olivia Denis finds herself forced to investigate another murder, this one involving her noble relatives, in DEADLY WEDDING, by Kate Parker, out now. The sequel to DEADLY SCANDAL takes place in London in the spring of 1938, where Olivia’s cousin is marrying a rich commoner. […]

What Mama didn’t tell me

…OR IF SHE DID TELL ME, I WASN’T LISTENING Never lug a rolling suitcase full of books to a signing. No matter how rosy your forecast, if you bring that many books, you will sell one. Okay, I sold one. The best thing I brought were my cute business cards that link to my website […]

Fangirl Friday

There’s a Ruby sister sale! (Say that 5 times fast.) All three of these Ruby sister books are only FREE for a day or two, so grab them while you can! First up, TODAY ONLY Bev Pettersen’s Fillies and Females is free. She’d rather die than be the center of attention…that may happen. Becky Rivers […]

Fangirl Friday

There’s nothing special going on in Ruby land this week, which is good news for all you readers! You have this week to get caught up on all the wonderful Ruby stories out there before more stories come your way in the next few weeks. And there is a treasure trove! Between about fifty Ruby […]

Fangirl Friday

Ruby sister Kim Law has books on sale this week, no matter where you live! In the U.S. Sweet Nothings is on sale this month. For those of you who don’t know, that’s the cupcake story with the 235 wonderful ratings. A lot of people LOVE that story. http://www,amazon.com/Sweet-Nothings-Sugar-Springs-Novel-ebook/dp/B00CH37JBG/           If […]

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