HELLO TO ALL MY AWESOME PEOPLE!!! THE HOLIDAY SEASON IS STILL IN FULL SWING AND TODAY I HAVE THE LOVELY MIZ KATIE LANE IN THE HOUSE! I HAD THE PLEASURE OF MEETING KATIE LANE AT RT IN KC IN MAY. SHE IS THE SWEETEST LADY EVER AND I HOPE TO SEE HER AGAIN... KATIE IS A BRILLIANT WRITER OF SOME PRETTY AWESOME WESTERN ROMANCES THAT I HOPE YOU ALL TRY OUT!
Hi Katie and thank you so much for joining the Book Obsessed Chicks during this holiday season.
Could you tell us what kind of Christmas and New Year Traditions do you and your family partake of?
We have the usual Christmas traditions of trimming the tree, baking cookies, making gingerbread houses, and exchanging gifts. We also have a caroling party every year where we load up on a decorated trailer and drive through the neighborhood singing—and causing the dogs to howl. This year, we added an ugly sweater contest to go with it. It was fun seeing what people found at thrift stores or made. Some were pretty ghastly. Lol!
What was your favorite Christmas gift?
I’ve had so many over the years, but the most memorable are the ones my two daughters made in school. The lopsided pottery ashtray—or since I don’t smoke, a candy dish. The wax glitter tree ornaments. And of the course, the clay mushrooms that looked exactly like two male parts growing out of a clump of moss. True treasures!
Do you have any favorite Christmas songs?
I love Christmas music and start listening to it as soon as Halloween is over. My all-time favorite is O Holy Night. It makes me cry every time I hear it.
If you could have anything in the world, what would it be?
I know it sounds sappy, but I would want peace on earth and health and happiness to all. After that, books, books, and more books!
You have 3 very awesome Christmas reads, HUNK FOR THE HOLIDAYS, O LITTLE TOWN OF BRAMBLE and BABY IT’S COLD OUTSIDE. How did you come about those stories? Thank you, Kimberly. Hunk for the Holidays came about on a trip to Denver, Colorado. My husband and I were staying at a bed and breakfast downtown, and they had this city newspaper in the room with an ad for male escorts. My mind took the idea and ran with it. O Little Town of Bramble started with me wanting to do a story about the sweet farmer, Ethan, from Make Mine a Bad Boy. For Baby It’s Cold Outside, I knew I wanted to write about a woman getting stuck in a blizzard and being saved by a cowboy, and since it was ninety-six degrees outside while I was writing, it made sense that she would be from somewhere warm like Hawaii. Ha!
What do you have in store for the New Year? For Readers? Conferences? Holidays?
I’m going to start work on the third book in the Hunk for the Holiday series and I need to work on a new series idea. As for upcoming books, my sixth book in the Deep in the Heart of Texas series comes out in March—A Match Made in Texas. In September, my second book in the Hunk for the Holidays series comes out—Ring in the Holidays. And in December, the last book in my Deep in the Heart of Texas series comes out—Last Cowboy in Texas. As for conferences, I will be at RWA in San Antonio in July. Yay! And since I’m going to have a busy year, I plan to relax with my friends and family for the holidays.
Any message you would like to share with my followers?
I want to wish everyone a Merry Christmas and a happy, healthy, prosperous New Year!!
Thank you so much Katie!!!!
Thank you, Kimberly, and all the Book Obsessed Chicks. It’s always a pleasure:o)