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Katherine Garbera is the national best-selling author of more than 50 books. Writing is the chief focus of her time after her family and the only thing she likes more than working on her own books is reading other authors. She is a frequent speaker at conferences and loves the opportunity to talk about writing with anyone who'll listen. Garbera started making up stories for her own benefit when she was on a competitive swim team in high school. Though she went to State and usually medaled at swim meets, Katherine says her heart wasn't in swimming but rather in the stories she created as she swam laps at practice.

She worked for The Walt Disney World Company for 15 years and did everything from being a hostess on It’s a Small World, to saving swimmers at the Grand Floridian Resort, to touring around VIPs such as Jack Valenti at the Disney-MGM Studios and being a production page on the New Mickey Mouse Club--yes, it might be possible that Britney, Justine and Christina owe her a nod of thanks for keeping all those kids who had to go to the bathroom from interrupting their performances.

Katherine's books have been featured in magazines such as REDBOOK (11/98)and have even been featured on the large JumboTron in Times Square, and excerpted in COSMO (7/10) Her latest release THE PIRATE is the second book in her Savage Seven series featuring a group of mercenaries. The story is ripped from the headlines and features a group of pirates who attack a tanker off the coast of Somalia. You can contact Katherine through her website.

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Dr-Evil-and-Mini-MeWhen I was growing up everyone used to say that I looked just like my mother.  I would smile and say thanks but a part of me wanted to look like me.  And if I looked just like my mom than my fantasy of being the lost princess of some far-away kingdom wasn’t ever going to come true.  :)

As I’ve gotten older I’ve grown to look more and more like my mother and I really like it. I like that when I travel with her people usually know we are mother and daughter. Occasionally some flirty guy will say we are sisters!  My daughter has inherited this too.  When the three of us are together everyone is always comments on it.  

 

But beyond the physical there are other ways that we are the same.  My daughter and I almost share a birthday.  There are four days between ours and before she started school we used to always celebrate it as our birthday.  My maternal grandmother (who by the way we also look like) always said that Coco was my special birthday present.  And she has been.  

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This year Coco will be exactly half my age and she suggested marking the occasion by having a mom/daughter trip.  We are planning a trip to Italy to celebrate, but her suggestion was something that really resonated with me.  We are so similar in many ways.  We both love to read and dissect books and movies.  We love to argue.  And we are both stubborn about our opinion–though I’m more subtle about it.  In the picture at the right we are visiting the Harry Potter Diagon Alley attraction at Universal and drinking Butterbeer.  

 

 

Do you have a mini-me?  What is the one thing that you have inherited or passed on that you are especially proud of?  Both of my kids are ardent readers, which is a point of pride for me. :)

I’m giving away $10 iBooks gift card to one random commenter.  

Katherine Garbera

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Katherine Garbera is the national best-selling author of more than 50 books. Writing is the chief focus of her time after her family and the only thing she likes more than working on her own books is reading other authors. She is a frequent speaker at conferences and loves the opportunity to talk about writing with anyone who'll listen. Garbera started making up stories for her own benefit when she was on a competitive swim team in high school. Though she went to State and usually medaled at swim meets, Katherine says her heart wasn't in swimming but rather in the stories she created as she swam laps at practice.

She worked for The Walt Disney World Company for 15 years and did everything from being a hostess on It’s a Small World, to saving swimmers at the Grand Floridian Resort, to touring around VIPs such as Jack Valenti at the Disney-MGM Studios and being a production page on the New Mickey Mouse Club--yes, it might be possible that Britney, Justine and Christina owe her a nod of thanks for keeping all those kids who had to go to the bathroom from interrupting their performances.

Katherine's books have been featured in magazines such as REDBOOK (11/98)and have even been featured on the large JumboTron in Times Square, and excerpted in COSMO (7/10) Her latest release THE PIRATE is the second book in her Savage Seven series featuring a group of mercenaries. The story is ripped from the headlines and features a group of pirates who attack a tanker off the coast of Somalia. You can contact Katherine through her website.

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Katherine’s A COWBOY FOR CHRISTMAS is now available for pre-order at audible.com. 

Katherine Garbera

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Katherine Garbera is the national best-selling author of more than 50 books. Writing is the chief focus of her time after her family and the only thing she likes more than working on her own books is reading other authors. She is a frequent speaker at conferences and loves the opportunity to talk about writing with anyone who'll listen. Garbera started making up stories for her own benefit when she was on a competitive swim team in high school. Though she went to State and usually medaled at swim meets, Katherine says her heart wasn't in swimming but rather in the stories she created as she swam laps at practice.

She worked for The Walt Disney World Company for 15 years and did everything from being a hostess on It’s a Small World, to saving swimmers at the Grand Floridian Resort, to touring around VIPs such as Jack Valenti at the Disney-MGM Studios and being a production page on the New Mickey Mouse Club--yes, it might be possible that Britney, Justine and Christina owe her a nod of thanks for keeping all those kids who had to go to the bathroom from interrupting their performances.

Katherine's books have been featured in magazines such as REDBOOK (11/98)and have even been featured on the large JumboTron in Times Square, and excerpted in COSMO (7/10) Her latest release THE PIRATE is the second book in her Savage Seven series featuring a group of mercenaries. The story is ripped from the headlines and features a group of pirates who attack a tanker off the coast of Somalia. You can contact Katherine through her website.

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petalsSince Valentine’s Day is right around the corner, I think romance is on everyone’s mind.  Most people think that since I write romance I’m like the big expert on it.  I’m not.  I mean I know what I think is romantic–coffee in bed.  :)  But that’s not what most people are thinking of when they ask for advice.  They want my take on the big romance gestures.  Stuff like rose petals leading to a candle lit bedroom.

In my most of my books the heroes can really pull out the romantic stops.  I have read tons of articles and books on romance and I’m still pretty sure that it’s individual to the couple but here are a few ideas of where to start if you’re stuck. 

Flirting –this is one of the oldest forms of romance, start with a coy little smile, a gaze that’s held longer than necessary or a gentle touch.  I also will sometimes send my husband a sexy text during the day so he’s already thinking about romance when he gets home.

Compliments–take a moment to tell your partner what you like best about them every day.  This one I think is difficult for couples in a long-term relationship.  It’s not that we don’t still think each other is the bomb it’s just that we assume they know it.  But the words are important so I try to do this every day.

No Television/internet/social media–during meal time prep leave the t.v. off and put on some music instead maybe some fun up beat music that gives you both an excuse to dance around the kitchen.  Let’s face it if you have kids your club days are probably far behind you (and thank God for that!) but it’s still fun to enjoy a little dance with your partner.

 

How do you add romance to your life?

Katherine Garbera

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Katherine Garbera is the national best-selling author of more than 50 books. Writing is the chief focus of her time after her family and the only thing she likes more than working on her own books is reading other authors. She is a frequent speaker at conferences and loves the opportunity to talk about writing with anyone who'll listen. Garbera started making up stories for her own benefit when she was on a competitive swim team in high school. Though she went to State and usually medaled at swim meets, Katherine says her heart wasn't in swimming but rather in the stories she created as she swam laps at practice.

She worked for The Walt Disney World Company for 15 years and did everything from being a hostess on It’s a Small World, to saving swimmers at the Grand Floridian Resort, to touring around VIPs such as Jack Valenti at the Disney-MGM Studios and being a production page on the New Mickey Mouse Club--yes, it might be possible that Britney, Justine and Christina owe her a nod of thanks for keeping all those kids who had to go to the bathroom from interrupting their performances.

Katherine's books have been featured in magazines such as REDBOOK (11/98)and have even been featured on the large JumboTron in Times Square, and excerpted in COSMO (7/10) Her latest release THE PIRATE is the second book in her Savage Seven series featuring a group of mercenaries. The story is ripped from the headlines and features a group of pirates who attack a tanker off the coast of Somalia. You can contact Katherine through her website.

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Please welcome Nikki Moore to the Jaunty Quills.  She’s one of the wonderful British romance writers I’ve met since livng in the UK. She’s going to tell us about there latest release and there’s a giveaway!

Valentine’s on Primrose Hill
Released 9th February
#LoveLondon Series; eBook 3 (Short Story)

Read this exciting romance series set in London…

NikkiCVRFor Georgiana Dunn, life changed forever in the devastating moment that the lorry hit her car.

Scarred and scared, she’s not left the house properly in months. Then her mum buys her a puppy, forcing her to face the world again, walking on London’s beautiful Primrose Hill. But that doesn’t mean she’s looking forward to Valentine’s Day.

Leo devotes himself to working with children with special educational needs. In fact, he does very little else, and his friends are always telling him to get a (love) life. So when they challenge him to find a date for Valentine’s Day, and he meets a lovely but lost girl who looks like she could use a friend, he thinks he’s found the perfect solution.

But life has a way of being less than perfect … Will he be left standing on his own on the most romantic day of the year?

Get it from Amazon for only 99p starting February 9th.  

In the meantime don’t miss these other titles from the #LoveLondon series…

 The full #LoveLondon series published by HarperImpulse;

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Skating at Somerset House and New Year at The Ritz

I haven’t had many romantic moments in my life (my ex wasn’t really the hearts and flowers kind, and the wedding proposal was decidedly low-key) however my boyfriend and I went to London for the most amazing weekend in November, and it was actually perfect because it was a mixture of writing and romance! We were there primarily to do some final location research for the #LoveLondon series but also squeezed in some gorgeous cocktails at The Ritz, strolled along Primrose Hill and he also made me put on my best dress and took me for the most incredible meal I’ve ever had, at The Savoy. I felt like I was a princess, and there aren’t many moments like that in a girl’s life :) I don’t think I’ll ever forget it, and now keep telling him it’s next stop, Paris! 

Giveaway

1901372_676664689067520_230709844120532671_nI’d like to offer a free ebook copy of Valentine’s on Primrose Hill to the best comment left in answer to the following question:

What’s the most romantic moment you’ve ever experienced, and why was it so romantic?

Katherine will announce the winner on Sunday. :)

Katherine Garbera

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Katherine Garbera is the national best-selling author of more than 50 books. Writing is the chief focus of her time after her family and the only thing she likes more than working on her own books is reading other authors. She is a frequent speaker at conferences and loves the opportunity to talk about writing with anyone who'll listen. Garbera started making up stories for her own benefit when she was on a competitive swim team in high school. Though she went to State and usually medaled at swim meets, Katherine says her heart wasn't in swimming but rather in the stories she created as she swam laps at practice.

She worked for The Walt Disney World Company for 15 years and did everything from being a hostess on It’s a Small World, to saving swimmers at the Grand Floridian Resort, to touring around VIPs such as Jack Valenti at the Disney-MGM Studios and being a production page on the New Mickey Mouse Club--yes, it might be possible that Britney, Justine and Christina owe her a nod of thanks for keeping all those kids who had to go to the bathroom from interrupting their performances.

Katherine's books have been featured in magazines such as REDBOOK (11/98)and have even been featured on the large JumboTron in Times Square, and excerpted in COSMO (7/10) Her latest release THE PIRATE is the second book in her Savage Seven series featuring a group of mercenaries. The story is ripped from the headlines and features a group of pirates who attack a tanker off the coast of Somalia. You can contact Katherine through her website.

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So here it is.  The end of the first month of 2015 and let’s just say I haven’t been as productive as I’d anticipated.  There is a chance that I won’t be tearing off the page on my calendar for January 31 because there are still things I want to finish before it’s officially February.

Part of the reason that I haven’t gotten everything on my to-do list done is that January has been pretty awesome.  Here’s my top five for the month.

  1. IMG_6248Family: I started the year surrounded by my family.  I’m just going to admit that I couldn’t have been happier . We watched the Rose Bowl parade (my all time favorite), spent the day with my sister and her family and I had both of my kiddos (divorced mom), three of my stepkids, my parents and my loving hubby with me.  Truly a great way to start the year.
  2. Television:  Okay I just discovered THE LIBRARIANS and binge watched it.  Yes it’s a little cheesy at times but I really liked it.  I’ve always been a fan of the movies.  Then last week THE ARROW and FLASH returned.  Color me happy. 
  3. Writing: I turned a proposal in to my editor just before Christmas and on January 16 he emailed me to say he loved it.  Now most of the time I get emails that say this is nice but can you change this or we probably need to rethink that, but this proposal he loved and as a bonus the senior editor on my line loved it as well.  I feel like a soccer player scoring a goal and wanted to rip off my shirt, but it’s winter and cold and I was wearing a thermal shirt and sweater, but in my mind I did a knee slide and ripped that bad-boy off.
  4. 17412093Reading: This year I’ve made a commitment to get back to reading.  I buy a lot of books, I skim them and but I rarely take the time to read an entire book.  One of my favorites is Christine Feehan’s Dark series.  I have loved it from the first book.  We had a connecting international flight to get back home to the UK after Christmas and electronic devices can only stay charge for so long so I picked up DARK LYCAN.  I loved it.  I loved holding the book in my hands and not reading on my Kindle (okay, I use the Kindle app for my ipad).  I loved the smell of the book and the feel of the pages as I flipped them.  And the best part was I didn’t have to power it down for take off or landing.  :) 

     

  5. Friends: I feel like it might seem that I sort of dissed technology with number 4, but the truth is I love my iPhone and the fact that can I text message with the people important to me in the US.  Nancy and I have a text group with our friend Mimi who’s a teacher and sometimes we “blow up” her phone with crazy stuff while she’s in class.  My daughter and I have this friendly spamming thing we do where she texts me as the head of the Roy Harper fan club—I love the character but really Roy?  That’s an old fashioned name and I’ve suggested changing it to maybe Ray or Troy…just saying.  I can text my sisters, my mom and even my dad.  We’ve even mastered Face Time (dad and me).  :)

Seduce me Tonight

 

Do you have a top-five for January?  You don’t have to come up with five things, just one will do.  I’m giving away three electronic copies of SEDUCE ME TONIGHT my recent release from Tule Publishing.  Just comment below to be entered to win.

  

 

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