Category Archives: Kate’s Posts

The Brown Thumb Struggles On

Kate Flora: Confessing that today, with so much chaos in the country, I am finding it hard to write. Hard to think because I have no focus. I have nothing to say about writing, wouldn’t touch politics with a barge pole, … Continue reading

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Romantic Suspense, Kate? Really?

Kate Flora:  When I announced to people who know me that my new book, Wedding Bell Ruse, (ebook ISBN 9781647160876) published tomorrow, is romantic suspense, people asked me why the switch? Am I going in a new direction? It is quite a switch to … Continue reading

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Pretzel Man and Black Bean Woman: Can This Marriage Be Saved?

Kate Flora: I’ve written before about how well-suited the writer’s regular life is to quarantine. We’re solitary. Disciplined. And used to having our projects go on for months or even years at a time. Recently, I wrote about the problem caused … Continue reading

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The Attention Span of a Gnat

Kate Flora: Seems like we’re all asking the same questions of each other these days: How is everyone doing out there? You okay? In some ways, it seems like we are more in touch than usual. Adult children calling their parents. … Continue reading

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The Games We’re Playing to Stay Sane

Kate Flora: Probably being in quarantine is easier for me than for many, since except for the now canceled trips to the store, the occasional dinner with friends, and going to the gym, my life is pretty much unchanged. As an … Continue reading

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Calling the Cops on an Iguana

Kate Flora: My husband and I have gotten in the habit of spending the month of March away from New England to escape from a too long winter. This winter, of course, has not been so bad, but the plans were … Continue reading

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New Settings, New Thoughts

Kate Flora: Travel is one way I keep from getting stuck in familiar old ruts–the same house, office, routes, books that surround me. At the moment, we’ve just arrived on Sanibel Island, on the Gulf Coast of Florida after a long … Continue reading

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Dreaming Up An Answer

Kate Flora: Often, at bookstore and library events, I, and other writers are asked where we get out ideas. There are many answers–overheard conversations. Stories in the newspaper. Things that happened to us or people we know. Something we read or … Continue reading

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What’s In a Name?

Kate Flora: I’ve been spending a lot of time lately on Facebook and thumbing through books–Shakespeare, Barlett’s Familiar Quotations, and books of poetry. Why? Because I have a new book–dark police procedural with a brand new protagonist who goes up … Continue reading

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Adventures in Research

Since readers are often curious about how we develop our stories, we thought we’d end the month of January by sharing some of the adventures we’ve had over the years doing research. As you will see, not all of our … Continue reading

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