I’ve known Robyn Grady for years – again through email loops – and we just clicked. Even though she’s incredibly glamorous (yes, you are, Robbie) and I’m a scruff, we’re friends and when we do eventually get to meet we’ll end up talking too much and laughing too much :o) Plus she writes great books, she’s really supportive and always there if you need to bounce an idea because you’ve written yourself into a corner.
Anyway, over to Robbie:
Having fifty stories published with one house is an outstanding achievement! I’ll admit here to reading - and enjoying - many of them. In fact, years ago when I set my heart on being published with Harlequin, one author’s work I focused on and analysed was our Kate’s. I’d ask myself: How does she manage to evoke such a high degree of emotion? What is it about her characters and their situations that touch me again and again?
Certainly, reading enjoyment is a subjective pursuit. Authors write for their audience...those readers who find a connection with their voice, with their themes, settings…and very possibly something more.
I’ve had the privilege of calling Kate a friend these past years. Although we’ve never met face-to-face, I know when we do, we’ll hug and chat on and joke as we do on line. You see, I not only “get” Kate’s writing and her books. I also value her energy, her creativity, her family first attitude. Most of all I admire her kindnesses toward others.
I believe one of the many reasons she’s such a successful author is because that compassionate part of her shines through to her characters and their stories. I believe that’s one of the reasons I always look forward to reading her books. And why others do too.
Kate, congratulations on reaching this amazing milestone! I look forward to enjoying many more Kate Hardy stories. Fifty and counting ☺
I'm giving away a signed copy of The Best Love Stories of 2012 - five stories from Barbara Hannay, Leonie Knight, Anne Oliver, Sarah Mayberry and myself. To be in the draw, simply tell me about someone whose kindness has made a difference in your life, or the lives of others.
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