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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

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 […]

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. […]

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