About


I thought you might enjoy an interview with me by – who better – me, of course!

 

Kathryn, tell me about yourself.

 

I was born in Grand Falls-Windsor, Newfoundland, Canada. Growing up in a small town influenced a lot of the decisions I made. Like leaving. It’s ironic I’m back here and a good lesson that you should never say never.

What happened in the twenty five years you were away? The short version, s’il te plait…

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Fast forward, then. I graduated with an honours degree in English from Acadia University in Nova Scotia, followed by a year of French at Laval in Quebec City. I worked in Halifax, Nova Scotia, and Moncton, New Brunswick, as I pursued a career in Public Relations, learning about television production, media relations, and crisis communications along the way. I married, started a family (two beautiful daughters), divorced, married again and took the ferry back to Newfoundland where I decided that if I was going back home, I’d do what I had in mind when I left… become a professional writer.

You don’t look old enough for all that living.(Winks)

How clever of you to notice. But honestly, since you bring it up, there is a secret. (Leans forward) Bellydancing. And a new passion that’s just buzzed into town. Irish dancing with Shawn Silver. You know, I kind of see myself as a creative tap dancer with lots of hip rhythm and upper body shimmy. Can you see that?

Been there. Done that. Really. Now shake your booty on writing and tell all.

In the words of one of my favorite characters, Misty Muldoon, “Glass of wine?” Let’s see, I have two manuscripts completed, have received my PRO Pin from Romance Writer’s of America, and I’ve attended several of their national conferences south of the border. New York. Dallas. Dallas, again. Catherine Coulter once advised me to join RWA and it was good advice. I’ve met some incredible authors and learned a lot about the business of writing. And I have incredible support from family and friends. And my dog. Especially her.

My God, I wish I had your life. Opp…(laughs)

It’s all an adventure. Writing is one of the most fantastic things I’ve ever set my heart on. Mark my words; someday you’re going to be glad you’ve met me.

Oh, honey. Don’t be too sure.

 

A little about my work!

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y first manuscript, Betrayal, is a romantic suspense of 90,000 words set in Fairmount, a fictional city on the eastern coast of Canada. This story weaves an element of humour amidst romance and suspense. My central character, Chapelle, faces a dangerous and emotional challenge while dealing with an eccentric but very engaging group including her father, her dog and her esthetician.

When I finished Betrayal, I immediately launched into another manuscript, an 89,000 word romantic comedy called Misty’s Misadventures. A wonderful blend of humour, love and Newfoundland charm, this story draws on my background in television, public relations and copywriting.

The tale has come together surprisingly well and much faster than I imagined. Perhaps that’s the result of the friendlier subject matter and the discipline one eventually develops for committed in the chair writing time. Or, it could just be that I’m getting better at what I do. Either way, it works for me.

Currently, besides looking for a publisher, I’m beginning a second Misty Muldoon book called Looking for Mr. Travolta. I also plan to revisit Betrayal and tighten and tweak that debut work with the help of my trusty and honest writing coach, Paul Bagdon. I have a feeling it’s going to be a very busy and adventurous year.

I’ve included excerpts from both books on my site. I just know you’ll enjoy meeting my fictional friends. After all, I’ve spent hours and hours with them and they’re great people. I hope you’ll love them as much as I do.

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