Category: Inspiration

The Next Big Thing Blog Hop: All About My WIP

**Updated 1/2/2013** I’ve been tagged by lovely authors Kate Meader, Marisa Cleveland, Liz Flaherty, and Melissa Hayden in the Next Big Thing Blog Hop. Thanks a bunch, ladies! 😀 Kate is the author of the Hot in the Kitchen foodie romance series. The first book in the series, Feel the Heat, will release in Spring 2013 from Grand Central’s […]

Posted November 15, 2012 by kate in / 4 Comments

Write On, Mom! Interview and Giveaway

I’m chatting with author Jenny Sulpizio today about being a mom and a writer. Stop by her blog to read about how I (*try* to) do it all… I’m also giving away a $10 Starbucks card to help supply a little caffeine to the world. 😉    

Posted September 13, 2012 by kate in / 0 Comments

A “Kick Ass” Interview

Stop by Yummy Men and Kick Ass Chicks to see what’s up next for my Transplanted Tales. And leave a comment for a chance to win an e-book copy of RED!

Posted August 2, 2012 by kate in / 0 Comments

Interview, Review, and Giveaway at Nocturnal Readings

Stop by Nocturnal Readings to read about the conversation that inspired my novel RED! And while you’re there, make sure to check out the fabulous review! Leave a comment either place and you’ll be registered to win a special RED-themed goodie basket! Everything inside relates in some way to the story. 🙂 Good luck! […]

Posted July 30, 2012 by kate in / 0 Comments

What’s in a name?

My sister gave birth this morning to my beautiful niece, Piper. Debate over the perfect middle name had waged for months between the expectant mama and papa — with those of us on the outside lobbying for our favorites. They finally decided (just this morning!) to go with my sister’s own middle name. My little […]

Posted February 25, 2012 by kate in / 0 Comments

Speaking of Inspiration

Inspiration – Assignment #2 I love writing dialogue. But there are still days I want to pull my hair out because everything my characters are saying seems trite or stilted. (Helpful hint: When your own characters’ conversations make you yawn, you have a problem.) So, when I get stuck, how do I get those creative […]

Posted February 23, 2012 by kate in / 0 Comments

Walking Among the Dead

Inspiration – Assignment #1 Walk among the dead. No, I’m not talking about hanging out with your local zombies. I’m talking about taking a stroll through a cemetery–preferably one that’s old and full of history. As you walk, read the names on the tombstones, the dates that defined their lives, the inscriptions of hope and […]

Posted February 22, 2012 by kate in / 0 Comments


When people find out I’m a writer, one of the first questions that inevitably comes up is where I get all of the ideas for my stories. Well, the truth is, I get inspiration from pretty much anywhere and everywhere–a news story, the lyrics of a song, a dream, a photograph, a snippet of dialogue […]

Posted February 21, 2012 by kate in / 0 Comments