Grandma's Wedding Quilts 12 Day Blitz - Day 5, Monica's Mystery by Kate Cambridge
Kate Cambridge is an emerging author of Sweet Historical Romance and Sweet Contemporary Romance. She is a hopeless romantic, strong supporter of women's rights, and loves to create stories that inspire, and characters who seem real long after "The End."
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Monica has to leave home, fast. Her parents are planning to
marry her off and although all her friends are marrying, that is definitely not
what she wants. She’s seventeen, an amateur sleuth, and sees no reason why
she can’t join the ranks of the local lawman, or even become a Texas Ranger,
should she choose!
What will happen when she visits her best friend
in Texas, only to find herself face-to-face with a handsome Texas Ranger, and
knee-deep in territory she has no idea how to navigate?
Interview With The Author
Tell us about things you
enjoy – what you do for fun or personal satisfaction besides writing? (Covered
in my top 10 favorite things, I think. If you need more let me know!
When did you first realize
you were an author? My freshman year of
high school my Literature teacher told me I had a gift for writing, it was a
day I will never forget.
Have you done anything
writing-related, but besides actually writing your books, that seemed to get a
lot of positive response? Something that encouraged you? Yes, after college I worked for a temp
company as a way to get to know some of the local companies. One of my
short-term jobs was to cover for an assistant who was away on vacation, and the
department manager asked me to write a letter to a Congressman with a summary
of what it should cover. I wrote the letter, and the next thing I knew he
brought the Vice President to meet me and they asked me to work for them
full-time in government affairs – and so I did! That was the beginning of a
13-year career with that company.
What is the thing you
struggle with the most while writing? And how do you defeat it? I struggle with outlining stories – they just
come to me and that’s how I prefer to write – but sometimes I write myself into
a corner and I’m not sure what direction to take. A friend recommended “Anatomy
of a Premise Line” by Jeff Lyons and it has been immensely helpful! I tend to
defeat the challenges I face by learning a new skill or approach to overcome
What is the “message” of
your writing? Most of my historical
romance books focus on the Suffragette Movement, and to some degree sweet
contemporary romances always feature a modern-day Suffragette. I LOVE that
women can vote, run a business, and share equal footing with me – I hope we
never lose sight of how precious this is.
What are your
thoughts/feelings on ebook vs print book?
I like both, and try to publish my books (if they are long enough) in
both ebook and print format.
How many books do you have
out? Are you planning a specific number altogether, either in this series or
separately? I have 2 books in this
series and am writing a 3rd. I wrote The Prequel to the series, and
readers asked for another book to answer some of their unanswered questions.
I’m hopeful that will be ready to publish by Mother’s Day at the latest. In total, I have 9 books published currently
with 6 more planned for 2017!
characters/stores/scenes, etc. based on anything in real life? I tend to create characters that have
personality traits and beliefs similar to friends and family members. They are
definitely not exact, but most of them contain something that reminds me of
someone I love.
What are your future
projects? I have a “short reads” book planned with several of the Grandma’s
Wedding Quilts authors, a sweet contemporary planned with another group of
well-known authors, a secret project planned for late summer, and hope to
complete the “Suffragette Choice Brides” series by the end of 2017, “Lydia”,
“Susan”, and “Lucy”.
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