Spreading Love WILL Change the World

by Kathryn Jane I’m a creative. I write, paint, make things with my hands. This means I spend a great deal of time in my own head. When I’m writing, my characters occupy that empty space quite nicely, but when I’m painting and creating other things like reality tend to seep in, and whatever is…

The Magic of Story

by Kathryn Jane Authors are frequently asked where their story ideas come from, and I usually shrug and say, I have no idea. They just happen somehow. Then I heard Nora Roberts say, it’s magic. Brilliant. And it’s true! I have no idea where the words com from,  how they form and become a story,…

#UpbeatAuthors

by Kathryn Jane I belong to a Facebook group called #upbeatauthors. It was the brainchild of an author who was feeling (like many of us) overwhelmed by the negativity on social media. Her idea was to have a safe place where we could go to share positive outlooks, and uplifting words. A whole bunch of us jumped…

  by Kathryn Jane I had a blog almost ready for posting, but it wasn’t a good fit for today, so instead, in the light of the tragedy in Las Vegas yesterday, I will simply share what I believe to be true. Kindness and Love are the answer to all the troubles in the world….

Readers Wanted

    Welcome to our brand new  Sisterhood of Suspense Readers’ Forum on Facebook! Join us for excerpts, cover reveals, and ARCs. Meet and interact with a great group of writers. Ask about our books, our writing process, our pets, or even our favorite places for vacation. 😀 Help us out when we need a character name, a…

I am not my childhood

by Kathryn Jane I’ve taken a side trip from my Romantic Suspense series by writing a Women’s Fiction. A novel about a woman of heart, courage and integrity. A woman who could have been irreparably damaged by the man who raised her. But wasn’t. At least not for the long haul. Oh, she made some…

Workshops For Writers

Hey there, I’m Kathryn Jane, and I have a passion for sharing information with other writers and authors. How many times have you said, wow, I wish I’d known that going in. Or muttered, isn’t there an easier way to do this? Or, how was I supposed to know this already? Why didn’t somebody tell…

Snow joke

Hello, Mother Nature? It’s me again, Kathryn Jane. Just a quick question. Do you have another rooky at the helm?  I mean since the idiot who sent us a snow storm a couple of weeks ago? Um, may I suggest you set your margarita aside, peek out from under your beach umbrella and check your emails? There…

The best of 2016

With the sun about to set on another year, I asked my fellow authors the same question I’m asking you. What is your favorite memory from 2016?   Vicki Batman: A Baltic cruise with Handsome. And my annual fun day when my second book released. Claire Gem: My favorite memory from 2016 is my “rerun”…

Mingling with my Peers

Hi, I’m Kathryn Jane, and I loathe self-promotion. Hate screaming at thin air, Buy My Book! But we all have to do stuff we don’t love, so it’s nice when I can turn what is usually a negative experience, into a positive.  How pray tell, does one do that? Well, for me, it was by joining…