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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JoannaM is the winner!  Thank you everyone for sharing your movies for the year.  I’m hoping to see The Imitation Game today, fingers crossed it’s a good one.

Happy Sunday!

Kathy :)

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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Taking a leaf from Kristan Higgins book, I’m doing a best of blog!  But I want to know what your favorite movie of 2014 has been. I’m still really looking forward to Mockingjay Part 1 and hope that will have a spot on my list.  But my top for so far are:

Guardians of the Galaxy:  I have seen this movie so many times and love it each time I watch it again.  I did an entire blog on this movie, which you can read HERE.  I can’t wait for the next instalment of the Guardians of the Galaxy.

91r+MdLjPQL._SL1500_X-Men: Days of Future Past–this was a total surprise for me because I really hated X-Men 3: The Last Stand which saw a lot of my favorite mutants either killed or stripped of their powers.  What I loved about Days of Future Past was the blending of those two universes and of course Michael Fassbender’s Magneto.  I loved the other little characters we glimpsed like Quicksilver.  But I live with two comic book geek kids so I know all their backstories so that might color my view.

 

 

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Chef:  I’ve written several books that feature chefs and/or cooking competitions so it’s probably not a shock that I wanted to see this movie or that I loved it.  Part of the reason I liked the movie so much was the way the food was shot and how authentic it felt to watch Jon Favreau cook.  I have to admit I also liked his journey as a self-obsessed man-child into a caring father.  And I was desperate to eat a cuban sandwich afterward!

 

 

 

 

So tell me your favorite movie so far this year or which movie you are dying to see (I’m really excited for Exodus!) I’m giving away a $10 iTunes gift card today to one lucky 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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Thank you everyone who commented.  Mary Anne Landers, Jennifer Gracen and Kristin S. are my winners. Please email me at kathy @katherinegarbera.com to claim your prize.

Kathy :)

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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Are you as shocked as I am that October is nearly over?  It could be a sugar coma induced by the bags of Brachs candy corn that I found at my local American shop that made the month fly by.

 

 

 

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 I have my usual Halloween costume prepared (suburban mom), I’ve got bags of candy that I don’t like so that when kids arrive I actually have something to give them and I’m preparing to make my family my famous hot chocolate with Halloween sprinkles.  I know I’ve mentioned my obsession with sprinkles before.  

I’ve launched a new series with Harelquin Blaze called Holiday Heat.  The books take place overThanksgiving (US), Christmas and New Year’s Eve.  The setting is a luxurious ski resort in Park City, UT.   I made it up so I could control all the aspects like cute little alpine chalets where guest can spend more than a week.  And my heroine can be the general manager.  I used my experience working at Disney’s Grand Floridian Beach Resort as the basis for the idea.  

9780373798261I used to love working there when I was a life guard and recreation hostess.  And I loved to make up stories about all the people vacationing at the resort for my own entertainment.  :)

The first book, IN TOO CLOSE, is out now.  Today I think in the US as both print and e-book.  It is a friends to lovers plot which isn’t one I do too often.  I loved the fact that Elizabeth is really driven and single-minded when it comes to keeping Bradley at arm’s length and he’s willing to let her do that because he knows one day she’s going to weaken and fall into his embrace.

Here’s a little snippet:

“Is there a security camera in here?”

Elizabeth looked at Bradley with surprise. “No. Only the executives have a key to this elevator. Why? What are you doing?”

“Taking the kiss I really wanted.”

The last time he’d kissed her it had been earth-shaking, and even though she was prepared, there was an initial shock that sent waves of sensation down her body. She shut her eyes, but that only intensified the feel of his mouth on hers. He put his hands on her waist and pulled her closer. For once she just forgot everything and gave in….

His hands caressed her back and then slid lower. He drew her into his body and groaned deep in his throat.

Finally, she felt the rough exhalation of his breath against the side of her cheek as he pulled his mouth from hers.

She opened her eyes and looked up into the dark green gaze of the only man she’d never been able to fit into the “just friends” category. From the moment they’d met, she’d wanted more—that made him dangerous.

Danger at eighteen looked different at thirty, and she knew he still wasn’t a safe option, but she time, she would take what she wanted.

Click here to read more. 

I’m giving away an autographed copy today and a Cheryl’s cookie card to three lucky commenters.  Just tell me what your favorite candy is or if you’ve had a friends-to-lovers relationship.  My hubby (who’s birthday it is today!) and I are freinds-to-lovers.  :)

 

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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Arlene Hittle, Kate Person, and Dawn A. are my winners!!! Thank you everyone who stopped by the blog.  

Kathy :)

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