- 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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Hey, Max Packers—
I’m having a busy 2014. The first book of my “Brides of Wishmore” series is out in February. Actually THE BRIDE SAYS NO will be hitting shelves January 28th.
Then, the companion book THE BRIDE SAYS MAYBE follows with a February 25th release day. I know, they are back to back and I think you will be happy for that. Excerpts for both books are here.
Finally, THE GROOM SAYS YES will be out into the world in September ’14.
Yes, I am insane, but happily so. I love the Davidson clan. These are strong Scottish women who don’t hold back on opinions or on love. You know we are not so different today as we were then. What matters is family and finding that one person who understands you so well that when your eyes meet across the room, you know immediately what the other is thinking. Also, during these cold winter days, it is not a bad thing to have someone toasty beside you.
I set these books in Aberfeldy, a region of Scotland so lovely J K Rowling chose to have her home there. Yes, I drove by her estate but was not invited in for tea. However, I did enjoy an afternoon at the Watermill Bookstore. I adore visiting bookstores in other countries–and buying books, too. Those establishments always appreciate my visit. At the Watermill, I picked up a number of lovely Celtic fairy tale books. Dragons, demons, and talking animals . . . but no unicorns.
I’m doing a good deal of traveling Stateside, too. I’ll be in Connecticut, Arizona, and, of course, in my beautiful Virginia. I will also be making a trip or two to my beloved Kansas as well. Oh, yes, and Texas! I have a kid who has become a Texan. He fell in love with one, and as we all know, Texans don’t transplant well—so I’ll be trekking in that direction as well. You can keep up with my by checking my events page.
Stay warm and happy reading!