- 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 don’t want to let the Chattan Curse series go!
THE DEVIL’S HEART, the third and final book of the series, releases the end of April. The Chattan Curse books have been a project of my heart. They were borne from an idea that grabbed hold and wouldn’t let go. When the first book LYON’S BRIDE was released, I didn’t know if you would love this series as much as I did. Several of you wrote your concerns but you were willing to come along with me. You adored Harry in THE SCOTTISH WITCH and interest in the series kept building.
And now, here we are at the end. Margaret’s story . . . and it may be my best book yet. Margaret Chattan is no ordinary English lady. She has the skills and the drive to battle any demons for the lives of her brothers. But will she, can she learn to trust love? That may be the only key to her breaking the curse.
What’s next on my horizon? Well, I have a busy travel schedule. Check out my Events section to see if I will be near you this year. I love to meet readers. The highlight of my summer will be Romance Writers’ of America’s National Conference in Atlanta. I am one of the keynotes. It is a tremendous honor and will be great fun. If you are in the Atlanta area, you may want to attend the super Mega booksigning with proceeds going to a literacy charity. Please come and say hi! The signing is July 17th (MY BIRTHDAY!) at the Atlanta Marriott Marquis from 5:30 – 7:30. All of your favorite writers will be there.
Then there is the NEW series–The Brides of Wishmore. The first book is THE BRIDE SAYS NO followed by THE BRIDE SAYS MAYBE. You’ll see them at the beginning of 2014. I am having a grand time writing these stories. They are set in the Tay Valley of Scotland and feature fiery lasses and gents who don’t quite know how to tame them–but are willing to give it a go!
All my best–