Are you wondering what kind of novels I write?
In general, I write historical Christian romance novels typically set in America in the nineteenth century.
Specifically, I have written one novel set in 1854 California which follows a young woman searching for her missing father. This novel tied for second place in the 2017 Badge of Honor contest and won the 2017 American Christian First Writers First Impressions contest for historical romance. I have two books tentatively mapped out to follow that one which would be set in 1858 and 1865, turning secondary characters into main characters, and bringing to life actual historical events.
I am also working on a novel inspired by the gold rush era of Julian, California (1870) which would be the first in a series featuring San Diego County historical events.
You’ll notice I have not mentioned any titles here. There are two reasons for this: First, some contests require that I not mention my titles online in order to preserve the anonymity of the author during the judging process. Second, titles are often changed by the publishing house which purchases it. So to keep things simple, I try not to refer to my books by title. When I must, I use initials to stand in for their working titles. (Any title not officially approved by the publishing house is considered a “working title.”)
Are you wondering where you can buy my books?
Sadly, you can’t. Not yet. I am pursuing the traditional publishing path and that means the time between novel inception and novel publication can be (and nearly always is) years. There are so many reasons for this which are beyond my control, but please be assured I am doing everything in my power to bring my stories to you as soon as I possibly can via the traditional route. For the latest updates on where I am in my publishing journey (along with lots of other fun info & FREEBIES) be sure to sign up for my Kathleen’s Readers’ Club!
What is “the traditional route?” That means I am not planning to self-publish/independently publish. It means that first I write and polish (and polish and polish) my novel. Then I seek (and seek and seek) literary agent representation. Then my agent works (and works and works) to find the right publishing house for my novel. Then I get a contract with a publishing house who asks me to polish my novel even more while they work out things like interior layouts and cover design. The actual launch/release of the book is typically 1.5-2 years after the contract is finalized due to the publishing house’s need to find a slot for my novel in their publishing schedule.