Thursday, November 28, 2013

Lynna's Promise released!

Happy Thanksgiving everyone!
Lynna's Promise was released today and I can't wait for everyone to read it.
As for me, I am anxiously awaiting lunchtime. I am a huge lover of ham, turkey and dressing. My daughter in law, Megan, is cooking the ham. My other daughter in law, Brandy is making creamed potatoes (I know it sounds strange, but my family is not big on potato salad), green beans and biscuits. My sister in law is making turkey, dressing and gravy, and my nieces are doing the rest. You ask, "What are you bringing to the Thanksgiving table, Kitty?"
Good question.
For the first time in many, many years I am not in the kitchen on Thanksgiving morning.
I have been sidelined by a nasty case of double pneumonia. I know right! Can you believe it?
I've had this awful chest cold for about two weeks. No matter how much cough syrup I swallowed it would not break loose in my chest. So, I went to the doctor looking for a stronger cough medicine and, lo and behold, was diagnosed with double pneumonia. Sheesh!
How many days are left in 2013? I am so ready to put this year behind me and start a new one.
Anyway, the meds my doctor prescribed did the trick and I am feeling much better today.
Enjoy your day with your family and then snuggle up with a good book!


Thursday, November 21, 2013

Lynna's Promise

The wait is almost over. First and foremost thank you for the many emails telling me how much you are enjoying the Tropical Paradise Series. I love that you are so excited for the next book. I also appreciate the emails informing me of what you want, and don't want, to read in Book Three.
Ha! Mostly what you don't want. I love it!
So many of you care about what happens to Joshua, Lynna, Clara, and Sean and I am grateful that you are so invested in my writing. I really love reading your emails, so keep in touch.
So, the editing is finished, the cover is in place, which I LOVE,, and Lynna's Promise is ready for her Thanksgiving Day debut. I can't wait for you to read it!
Like most of you, I will be cooking for my family that day. There will be two empty chairs at the table this year, so the joy that normally comes with the holidays will be absent, but with God's grace we will make it.
After you have stuffed your tummy with turkey, dressing, and pecan pie I hope you curl up on the couch with Lynna's Promise and spend a few hours with the Jordan's. Unless, like me, you have already promised to take your grandchildren to see the Disney movie Frozen after lunch.

Happy Thanksgiving from my family to yours!

Saturday, October 19, 2013


Good morning, friends. Sorry I haven’t updated in awhile, but I feel like author blogs should be happy places where fans can come to find out what has been going on in our lives. Believe me when I say there has been little happiness in my life lately. My much beloved father was working in his garden, mowing the grass, and caring for my mom who suffered from Alzheimers one day, and on life support a few days later. He contracted double pneumonia and this caused a mild heart attack. He simply could not recover. He was on life support for 14 days, 14 roller coaster days of ups and downs. One day there would be an encouraging sign and my brother and sister and I would be ecstatic, practically over the moon with joy, only to plummet back to earth, hard, the next day when he seemed to be slipping away. To his children and grandchildren, my father hung the moon.
He passed away September, 10, 2013.
May you forever rest in peace Daddy and know that you were the heart of our family.
Nothing in my life has ever hurt me like his death has.
Needless to say our entire family was devastated. This man had been my rock forever. I know many of you have lost a parent and know exactly how I feel.
As if that wasn’t bad enough 4 weeks to the day later on October 8, 2013, my mom passed away from what they think was a blood clot.
By this time we were on grief overload and stood in line at the funeral home while friends and family paid their last respects on autopilot.
Years ago my dad gave me the land to build my house on right beside him. So, in the morning when I’m standing at the kitchen sink filling the coffeepot I look out the window at Dad’s house. He isn’t sitting on the back porch “warming his bones” as he usually was every morning. While I was mowing his grass yesterday I kept looking in the house windows hoping I would see him looking back at me. Is that strange?
I still get a catch in my chest whenever I enter his house that makes me think I might never breathe again, but then I sit in his spot on the couch and feel his presence around me.
I got an email from Lucy asking that I update my blog more frequently, so this is for you.

Now, about Lynna’s Promise. I didn’t write or edit a word for six weeks. The first couple of times I tried to write this week didn’t go too well either. Nothing. Not a single word would come to me.
Two nights ago I finally got my mojo back and sat up writing all night, so Promise is coming along on schedule.
I would like to thank each and every one of you that emailed me to be put on the mailing list and your gracious comments about my books.
Thank you from the bottom of my heart. I couldn’t do this without you.


Kitty Margo

Sunday, July 21, 2013

Release of Lynna's Beau

Lynna's Beau, book three in the Tropical Paradise Series, was released on June 30, 2013. I was thrilled beyond belief to watch it soar to number #35 on the top 100 historical romances. It has remained, off and on a few times, for the past 21 days. Thank you all so much for supporting my books. You will never know how grateful I am to each of you.
I have received many emails from you in the past few weeks wondering when book three, Lynna's Promise will be released. At the moment, I have written approximately half the book and am working relentlessly day and night to complete it.
Can I just tell you that the characters are surprising even me this time around.
I had planned on this being the final book, but, to be honest, so many secrets are revealed in book three that I'm not sure I can tie it all up in one more book.
The majority of your emails all have one thread in common. Will there be a lavender eyed baby?
Do you think there should be? Just for fun, let me hear your thoughts on the subject.

Look for Lynna's Promise to be released for Christmas, 2013.

Btw, the contact button was down for a few days on this site, so if you sent me a message and I did not respond, believe me, it was not intentional. Please resend your email via the new contact button, so I can respond and will have your address on my contact list for publishing dates.

Thanks again, and keep in touch. I love hearing from you!

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Beautiful Jamaica

     Well, I'm back from my cruise to Jamaica and we had a blast. The island is breathtakingly beautiful. But if you ask me the weather is rather mercurial on that island. We stepped off the ship around 10:00 in the morning and a wall of heat that felt like it was blowing directly out of a furnace hit us right square in the face. Honestly, it was such an awful, awful heat that we didn't think we could even make it down the walkway to the island. It was, without doubt, the most oppressive heat I had ever experienced.Then we had to wait in line, and wait for the bus to take us to the falls, and trust me we about melted into our shoes. There is absolutely no way I could live there.
     It was a different world once we reached Dunn's River Falls. The icy cold water rushing down the waterfall felt heavenly on our sweat drenched bodies and we quickly forgot the mornings heat as we soaked in one of the many pools at every opportunity. It was a thrilling adventure and we made it all the way to the top of the falls. I should have bought the tee shirt that said, "I survived Dunn's River Falls". I would love to go back and do it again someday. Oh, and the chairlift through the rainforest to get to the falls was neat to.
     Out of all the islands I have visited, at last count like 18, Jamaican vendors are by far the pushiest. They don't like to take no for an answer and practically accosted us at several turns. Then, on the return trip the weather was ideal. It felt like the temperature was in the mid 70's, when earlier I would have sworn it was at least 115.
     I would have to agree with the cowardly lion, "Unusual weather we're having ain't it?"
     I am now in the editing process for Lynna's Beau, Book Two in the Tropical Island Series. Release date should be sometime toward the end of May. I'll keep you posted. Now, get outside and enjoy this glorious weather!!

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

A New Year

Well, it's 2013 and I'm ready for spring. One of the reasons I'm so ready is because my girlfriends and I are cruising to Jamaica in April. In one of my books, Lynna's Rogue, the main character is shipwrecked in Jamaica and I did loads of research on the tropical island paradise for the book. I've always wanted to go there and have been planning the trip for years, but just never made it. I am so excited to finally be going!
Jamaica makes me think of warm weather, and I can hardly wait for it to get here. However, since warmer weather often entails the wearing of a bathing suit, I have decided to go on a no grain diet. Sounds easy right? Wrong! Who knew so many foods have grain in them? Several foods are difficult for me to live without although I have to admit bread is the most painful. I come from a Southern family where biscuits are a mainstay at every meal. Country ham biscuits. Sausage gravy and biscuits. Just a plain ole butter biscuit. Sunday dinner didn't help much either.
I visited my son and his family this weekend and we spent the day in Boone, NC. While there, we ate dinner at Dan'l Boone's Restaurant. Man, what a feast. They brought out this platter of country ham biscuits that would absolutely melt in your mouth. I hadn't had grain of any sort in 5 days, but I simply wasn't strong enough to resist those biscuits. I ate two, even though I had biscuits made from almond flour, that my sweet daughter in law made for me, the night before. I was surprised at how good they were. Only drawback is that almond flour is rather pricey. I think I'll go to Sam's and get a large bag of almonds and make my own flour. If anyone has any good no grain recipes I would love for you to send them to me.