Jun 4 2013, 7:12 pm
Congratulations to Jenny Martin, Josi Steward, Moojuice, Joye, and JackieW! You are the 5 winners of DEATH, TAXES, AND HOT PINK LEG WARMERS! Thanks to everyone who chimed in on what makes a great beach read! Be sure to stop back in late September when I’ll run another contest for the release of Death, Taxes, and Green Tea Ice Cream.
Jun 3 2013, 10:04 pm
Keep an eye on this Rising Star, Readers! Colt is a high school senior that I’ve been mentoring this year. He’s incredibly talented, especially with characters. I love his strong heroines! This photo was at the Rising Star dinner where teachers got to pick their favorite students to honor. I was lucky to get to tag along to the event. Great food – including my favorite banana pudding – and lots of inspiration!
May 9 2013, 8:54 am
It’s nearly Memorial Day, and that means summer beach reading will soon be here!
Funny, isn’t it, how readers often refer to particular books as a “good beach read,” yet there is no “beach reads” section in the bookstore. I suppose this means that everyone’s idea of what makes a good book to read on a vacation varies from reader to reader. Some readers enjoy books that take them to tropical locales for thrilling car chases and steamy nights with an undercover CIA operative. Others enjoy a summertime romance, falling in love on a blanket under the 4th of July fireworks. Others are looking for a light-hearted romp, literary cotton candy that leaves a reader feeling like they’ve had a fun treat.
I tend to be very lazy when I’m on vacation, and the books I take along reflect that fact. No books that require deep thought or critical analysis make their way into my beach bag. My brain wants a vacation, too! A funny mystery or a romantic comedy makes the perfect beach read for me. Occasionally I’ll pick up a classic to feel that I’ve made some cultural headway while working on my tan.
What about you? What makes a particular book a good “beach read” to you and why? Share your thoughts for a chance to win one of five copies of my June 4th release – Death, Taxes, and Hot Pink Leg Warmers! Winners will be announced on June 4th.
Apr 16 2013, 7:45 am
Come on over to Christie Craig’s blog and see if you can match me to my childhood photo, along with other authors and their baby pics! Hint – my photo is something to “buzz” about . . . : )
Apr 10 2013, 7:21 am
Tickets are going fast! Join me and authors Christie Craig, DiAnn Mills, and Susan C. Muller for dinner, fun, and book talk. Dinner in Houston, Texas on May 1st. Details and tickets at: http://www.katybooks.com/event/dinner-authors
Apr 2 2013, 8:40 am
I made $ thru tax evasion! ; ) Watch my interview with Diana Belchase today at http://kissandthrill.com/ and http://dianabelchase.wordpress.com/ Big thanks to Diana for hosting me!
Mar 18 2013, 6:33 am
Mar 14 2013, 9:27 pm
Zola Books asked which author I’d most like to have a drink with. Find out who it is here: http://zolabooks.com/list/drinking-buddies
Mar 9 2013, 9:16 am in Diane Kelly, romantic comedy, st. patrick's day romance
You’ll laugh so hard your shamrocks will jiggle! Love, Luck, and Little Green men is only $2.99 on Kindle and Nook, $8.99 in print.
Mar 1 2013, 4:01 pm
DEATH, TAXES, AND PEACH SANGRIA is a “Fresh Pick” today at the Fresh Fiction site! http://freshfiction.com/pick.php