- 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—
Thank you for buzzing by my page today—
If you are like me, you are ready for summer. I am ready for some lazy days and I bet you are, too. Summer afternoons when it is too hot to go out to the barn are my favorite times for reading.
Plus, I will be doing some traveling. On June 11, I’ll be joining Susan Elizabeth Phillips, Julia Quinn, Sarah MacLean and Lori Wilde at Chicago’s Printer’s Row Lit Festival. We’ll be holding a mini KissCon and having a fab time. You WANT to join us.
Then, afterward, there will be a special mix and mingle at Volumes Bookcafe. We love hanging with our readers and since this is an Avon Books sponsored event, there will be loads of fun stuff. Click here for more information and to RSVP.
I’ll be heading to San Diego in July for the Romance Writers’ of America conference. What an easy enjoyable city!. I had a kid stationed there and always enjoy visiting, especially when joined by well over a thousand of my fellow writers. We host a gigantic book signing with the proceeds going to literacy projects. Over the years, this even has brought in close to a million dollars. It is free to the public and most of your favorite authors will be there. Look for us July 13th at the Marriott Marquis from 5:30 – 7:30. See www.rwa.org/literacy for more information.
Finally, I will be in Spokane in September for the Historical Romance Retreat, September 22-25. This is a comiccon type event for Historical Romance lovers. You can meet and rub shoulders with many of your beloved authors, plus make new friends. I love these sorts of events because I often travel alone. I like to go and it can be a challenge to find a traveling companion. However, I’ve discovered I’m never lonely with fellow readers. Once I arrive, I have a great time. The details are at historicalromanceretreat.com. I hope to have tidbits of my October release A DATE AT THE ALTAR. It is the third book of my “Marrying the Duke” series. I love wrapping up a series in a year.
Oh, yes, and Avon Books is planning a KissCon for Ohio. It will be in November. More details to come.
Do I have anything else in the works? You bet. I just signed a new contract with Avon Books for what we are calling “The Spinster Heiresses” trilogy. After all, a young lady may have money, but if she doesn’t take—well, drastic measures are in order!