Kate Richards divides her time between Los Angeles and a small cabin in the Sierras. She spends most of her time writing, reading, although she swims and hikes whenever she gets the chance. She is determined to find more time in a day, but so far has been stuck with the same 25 hours she’s always had.
Eggnog or Mimosas? Are you old enough to drink? Up until Christmas I’ll go with eggnog…or eggnog lattes! Then I’ll switch to mimosas. And yes…since I just got carded at Target picking up beer for the hubs, I am Target certified as old enough to drink.
We’re also taking pictures with Santa, did you bring a gift for him? (Maybe a new release or a pretty book cover…) I have a nice cover, is he a sexy Santa?
What to do when your fiancé dumps you for a bimbo, right before a vacation of a lifetime to a luxurious Bahamas couples resort? If you’re lucky, like Terese, the reservations clerk can refer you to another resort, even nicer, and suggests you contact the fabulous Madame Eve at 1Night Stand—for a replacement date!
David is Terese’s date. Very tall, ebony dark and handsome, he’s also starting to yearn for more connection than career has allowed. After years of working at various resorts, he can settle in and enjoy his position as Castillo Resorts’ newest manager right in his native Bahamas.
Add in a hurricane with a sudden change in course, and David and Terese may have a more exciting date than either of them planned. In more ways than one.
Please enter. Drinks are served by the elves in the corner.
What’s your favorite holiday and why? Halloween, I love fall and everything about it!
Did you ask Santa for anything good? Uggs, but Santa is making me find the website and place the order for him…anyone else married will surely understand this.
What’s your favorite place to spend the holidays? Home, where we can snuggle by the tree and watch for Santa
What is your favorite Christmas memory? I was convinced I saw Santa’s sleigh fly by…more than one year. As a child, that was my favorite part of the holiday. And who knows, maybe I did.
Do you have personal resolutions for the New Years? Anything interesting? I am going to write every day and not let other commitments get in the way!
Why do you write romance? I love being involved with the characters and helping them find their happy ending.
How long have you been writing for? And how would you describe your publication journey? Forever, but I only got serious writing for publication a couple of years ago, and I’ve been very lucky to find supportive, encouraging publishers and awesome editors who helped me grow.
Are you a plotter or pantser? What is your routine? Pantser. I sit down with a plot in mind and my characters take the reins and show me how they want it to go. They are smarter than me anyway! And certainly more creative.
What characteristics do all your heroes/heroines have in all your stories? Honesty is important, once any comedic misunderstandings are cleared up. And heart.
What writing resources do you abide by as a writer? I have taken classes, I have an awesome group of critique partners and beta readers, I read books and research on any topic covered by my stories.
What are you working on right now? I am working on a story to submit to the Wiccan Haus series at Musa. I may have another 1Night Stand story up my sleeve as well.
What news would you like to share with your readers? Valerie Mann and I have created another series for Decadent Publishing called The Edge. It’s very sexy shorts and we expect the debut to be around Valentine’s Day.
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- Website: http://katerichards.wordpress.com
List other books you have out: I have several with Decadent Publishing including, The Virgin and The Playboy, Trail of Hearts, Avalon for Christmas.
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