Connect with Kathleen
A long time ago, in an elementary school far, far away, a very young Kathleen scribbled a story idea in her journal. Then she wrote another, and another. She added several poems, the lyrics to a song or two, a love letter to David Cassidy, and so on and so on.
While her early writings never saw the light of day, many of her later works did. And while she did not marry David Cassidy, Kathleen did marry her own Prince Charming. Together, they are raising one drama queen and one obedience-challenged border-collie, in a kingdom divided between suburban Philadelphia and the Jersey shore. Kathleen is the RITA nominated, RIO Award and two-time Gayle Wilson Award of Excellence winning author of thirteen novels – both contemporary romance and romantic suspense. Her additional honours include National Readers Choice, Holt Medallion, and Booksellers Best award nominations. She divides her time between plotting her next book, bribing her little one to pick up her toys, and begging the dog to heel. Life is good. Very, very good.
I write books to make people smile, to bring some laughter into a reader's day. I figure we could all use a little more of that in our lives, right? I don't know of anyone who says 'No, thanks, I've got all the laughter I can handle right now!' Too much stress, yes – too much laughter? Naw. Although I do remember this one time when I was eleven that I laughed so hard that my best friend and I spewed chocolate milk all over the prim pink-and-white striped wallpaper we were helping my mom put up, but that's another story that will show up in a book someday soon.
I'm often asked where I get the ideas for my books. Sometimes I say 'the Idea Closet' but the truth is that writers get ideas from all around them.
I've been a romance writer for nearly fifteen years now, but I've been a romance reader for over twenty years. I have walls filled with keeper shelves of books and I have all the signs of bookhoarding – including the inability to pass a bookstore without checking inside to see if anything new has come out!
Romance readers are the best! A special thanks to all of you!
Thanks again for stopping by.
All the best,