Author Archives: Kristy Tate

About Kristy Tate

USA Today bestselling author Kristy Tate has come a long way from small-town Washington. Her avid curiosity and love of reading have carried her to thirty plus countries. (She loves to travel to the places she reads and writes about.) She's the author of more than twenty books, including the bestselling and award-winning Beyond Series and the Kindle Scout winning Witch Ways series. She writes mysteries with romance, humorous romance, light-hearted young adult romance, and urban fantasy. When she's not reading, writing, or traveling, she can be found playing games with her family, hiking with her dogs, or watching movies while eating brownies. She is also a popular public speaker and presents writing workshops for schools, libraries, and fundraisers. All proceeds donated to charity. References available upon request.

Lasagna and a Story Excerpt

Here’s an excerpt from my novella that will be featured in this year’s Authors of Main Street Christmas box set. (It involves lasagna….and hot chocolate. Two of my favorites.) While Jamison napped, Sophie went to the attic and found her … Continue reading

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It’s a Main Street Sampler Sale

Welcome to our Main Street Sampler Sale where you can find sampler stories from great new authors. In honor of Halloween, every Friday for the month of October we’ll be posting excerpts from stories with a magical bent. If you’re … Continue reading

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People Needing People

I wanted to say something about the terrible events in Charlottesville this weekend, but I didn’t know how. I feel like I don’t know enough. Like most of you, all of my information is filtered through the media. This is … Continue reading

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Would You Like to Read Melee in Exchange for an Honest Review?

I’m excited because I’ll finish the third and final book in my Menagerie series this week–although I won’t be publishing it until August. It’s always a rush of accomplishment (although a little sad to say goodbye to my characters) when I … Continue reading

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Christmas Stories in June

Is it too early to start talking about holiday romances? Here on Main Street, we’re pretty passionate about Christmas stories. I’ve been working on mine, and I’m pretty sure my author friends are busy polishing theirs, as well. Here’s the … Continue reading

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The First and Last Line

The first and last line of your novel is really the first impression and, hopefully, the lasting impression. The first line should make you say—and then what happened? And the last line should propel you to the author’s blog in … Continue reading

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Out of the Box Book Selling Ideas

By the way, Cicero died in 43 BC. So even if he was concerned about his books being noticed, he must have been successful to have his words carry on throughout the centuries. Most of us don’t really care about … Continue reading

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