- About CathyI hail from: I was raised in Olathe, KS. I am a Kansan by nature–stubborn, loyal, independent. I now consider Virginia my home and think I have adapted well to the Southern way of life (although I’ll never be a good cook!) My family: Children, two dogs, a cat, and two horses. They keep me busy, busy, busy. My favorite quote: From Debbie Macomber, “Attitude is the key . . . each one of us is as successful as we make up our minds to be.” My most embarrassing moment: I have many. I’m gullible. If you have a good practical joke, I’m the one to play it on. I would dress for a costume party as: Wanda, the Good Witch. O to be perpetually pleasant! But notice that she didn’t put up with any nonsense from the Munchkins. The most dangerous thing I have done: Marry a man I’d known less than a month. He made me laugh (and looked good in uniform). Kevin passed away almost twenty-five years to date he asked me to marry him. It was a great marriage. We both enjoyed a good laugh and I respected his compassion and generosity of spirit, two qualities…
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Dear Wonderful Readers—
I’m traveling, going places, and releasing books. It is a crazy time!
First up, on August 26, I have a re-release of my favorite novella, NIGHTINGALE. I think the cover is luscious. This e-book is in all formats.
And then, the end of September, look for the third and final book of the Scottish “The Brides of Wishmore” series–THE GROOM SAYS YES. Our dear Sabrina is going to have her dull, predictable life interrupted when she meets an escaped convict with nothing to lose. Irishman Cormac Enright has a noose around his neck and only one chance to clear his name but what happens when love turns both of their lives inside out?
I’ve been attending a number of book festivals this year. Over Labor Day weekend, I will be at the Decatur Book Festival I’ll be speaking on several occasions with the fun Jennifer McQuiston. If you are around Atlanta, come join us.
Then for all of my writer friends, the Durham County Public Library will have a day long summit on this genre we love so much. “Fall into Romance” will be November 7 and 8 and feature myself and Carla Neggers among others. If you have ever thought of writing, this is a free event and a great opportunity. My first step toward writing was taken at a library program much like this one. Registration opens October 1st. Call 919-560-8594 for more information.
Finally, I’ll be a guest of the Spacecoast Authors of Romance in Melbourne, FL February 28. Yes, I’m booking into the the new year. For more information, contact STAR at http://www.authorsofromance.com
Or you can learn about any of the many local Romance Writers of America chapters that are helping writers move in the direction of their dreams at www.rwanational.org. Joining Romance Writers of America was the second step I took toward my writing career.
All my best,