Today I’m delighted to welcome a very special guest – Pat Posner. I have indeed met her in person (yeah, yeah, Kate as party animal… actually, it was a conferencem, and that's where the pic is from) but we first became friends online. We share a lot of tastes – music, dogs, books, cooking, gorgeous heroes (and we both talk too much – and every time we’re about to finish a phone conversation there’s a ‘ooh, bef you go…’ and we’re off again!). My kids love her books.
And she hasn’t mentioned this in her post, but she’s not just a friend – she’s my critique partner. She’s the one who tells me, ‘What are you doing? Where’s the emotional punch gone?’ or ‘Your editor is going to say no to that’, and points out whatever overused phrase I have in that book (it’s a different one for each book, so that’s no mean feat). The one who says, ‘You’ve made me cry – now where’s the next chapter?’ and keeps me going when I get the dreaded revisions and panic that I’ve lost it completely and I’m never going to write another decent book. (It’s a mutual thing, so I will just sneak in the chance to say PEARLS. Pat will know what I mean, and that I’m nagging!)
Hi, I’m Pat Posner and Kate asked me to be one of the guest bloggers for her 25th book party.A lot of you won’t know me because [gasp] I don’t do blogging – and because I’m mainly published with children’s books.
But I have had one women’s fiction novella published, Prescription For Happiness, and another one due out I don’t know when. This is a bit like what happened with Kate’s books really – that’s if you ignore the difference in quantity – the novella that isn’t out yet is the one which was accepted first.
Anyway, back to the reason for me being here. I ‘met’ Kate online when I read on ROMNA, the RNA members’ loop, that she was about to have her first Medical Romance published by Mills & Boon. I got in touch with her, because I was targeting Medical Romance at the time, and we’ve been good friends ever since.
Kate’s 25th book Breakfast at Giovanni’s is a fantastic read with a sexy hero and a heroine whose taste I admire in men and in coffee.
GIVEAWAY AND QUESTION: Apart from sexy heroes, what else usually finds its way into Kate’s books? Actually, there are 2 things, but naming either correctly will win someone a signed copy of one of Pat’s books. [Edit by Kate – I guessed which two and she cracked up. ‘Um, no, but you’re right. They do as well.’ So you actually have four choices…]