watch this space

I’ve had a fairly busy summer. July was nutty, and I’d been looking forward to an uneventful August. And it wasn’t even that August was eventful as such, but… I wrote a book. I spent time with my family. I did a lot of day job work. There was quite a bit of RWA board business in there, and people from out of town came to visit, and I came down with a cold that knocked me out for most of a week, and I babysat my nephew a lot.

I’m never really idle, is my point. And things have been a little stressful the last few weeks… months, really. And I’m really terrible at not working. During the week I was sick, I kept telling myself that what I should do is build a blanket fort around my sofa and stream one of the 47 TV shows I’ve been meaning to check out, and what did I do? When I was actually awake, I mostly did day job stuff and/or tried to work on the book I have due later this fall. (What is wrong with me?)

But! I have a vacation coming up. Ten whole days out of town. I’ve been counting down the days like it’s the end of the school year.

This is all to say that I’ve been bad about updating this space, but I hope people hang on a little longer because I’ve got a lot of stuff coming soon!

I just finished a draft of the first Whitman Street book. It’s a contemporary romance: m/f enemies to lovers, featuring a grouchy veterinarian and the manager of the cat cafe next door. (That’s the book I wrote in August.) And I just got first edits on my second Elite Athletes book… that’s the series coming out next year about Olympic athletes. More about what I’ve got coming up can be found here.

I’m still hoping to get Save the Date, one of my older novellas, reissued soon. The book has been expanded and re-edited, and it has a new cover that still needs a couple of small tweaks, but my goal is to set up a pre-order for that in the near future and have the book out again later this fall. (Save the Date is a rom com about a guy who needs a date to his ex’s wedding.)

So that’s the news that’s fit to print. Stay tuned!

The Whitman Street Series + Future Publications

The big news hit social media on Monday that I’m writing a m/f contemporary romance series that centers around a cat cafe for Sourcebooks. And despite Monday being April Fool’s Day, I promise this is not a joke!

Whitman Street is a fictional street I created that is in Brooklyn, kind of in the Boerum Hill/Cobble Hill area (like the western end of Atlantic Avenue, basically). A lot of you are probably like, “Where?” but the major takeaway is that I’m writing a series that is very neighborhood-centric, so it’s like a small-town romance, just set in Brooklyn.

If you’re playing at home, you might be like, “Kate, you seem to have a lot of books coming out.” And you would be right!

So, it’s very unlikely I will have any other new books coming out in 2019, because I have so many books coming out in 2020 and 2021 and I still have to write a lot of them. The schedule is roughly this:

This summer: I’ll be reissuing Save the Date, which was a novella originally published by Loose Id that has been out of print for about a year. Save the Date is a romantic comedy about a guy who needs a date for his ex’s wedding. I’ve expanded it about 10,000 words. (Cover art and a fresh edit are still pending.)

Spring/Summer 2020: The Elite Athletes Series. This is a m/m sports romance series set at the Olympics.

Fall 2020 and into 2021: The Whitman Street series. (I don’t have firm pub dates on those.)

Spring/Summer 2021: The Restoration Series, which is a m/m trilogy about people who are on home renovation shows on a TV cable network (that is not HGTV).

I have myself on a pretty tight schedule to get all these books written on time, but I’m VERY excited about all of it.