Author Archives: Kristy Tate

An Armchair Trip to Ireland

Do you love destination romance novels? I do. Growing up, I was wild about Mary Stewart novels. Not only were they a pitch-perfect blend of mystery and romance, they were also often set in exotic locations. My new destination romance … Continue reading

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Author Visits and Book Clubs

As an author, it’s always a thrill to have your book chosen by a book club. Today, I was to speak to the Goleta Book Club about my novel, A Ghost of a Second Chance. I also had an appointment to tour … Continue reading

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A Visit to Louisa May Alcott’s Home

We went to visit Louisa May Alcott’s home. Because I wrote in my diary that I wanted to be a writer when I was eight and I didn’t read Little Women until I was ten, I know my career decision … Continue reading

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Why We Need Friends

“In friendship…we think we have chosen our peers. In reality a few years’ difference in the dates of our births, a few more miles between certain houses, the choice of one university instead of another…the accident of a topic being … Continue reading

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November at Our House–Thanksgiving Traditions

  “Whenever it is a damp, drizzly November in my soul; whenever I find myself involuntarily pausing before coffin warehouses, and bringing up the rear of every funeral I meet; and especially whenever my hypos get such an upper hand of … Continue reading

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Halloween Stories

For just a few days, my Kindle Scout-winning novel Witch Ways is FREE. Of all my characters, I feel the most kinship with Evie. (Even though whether or not I’m a witch is debatable.) If you have a favorite book … Continue reading

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The Dog Days of Summer

The first week of August hangs at the very top of the summer, the top of the live-long year, like the highest seat of a Ferris wheel when it pauses in its turning. The weeks that come before are only … Continue reading

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