Author Archives: Kristy Tate

Outlander Giveaway

Ever feel like you don’t belong? Like you just don’t fit in? Like you don’t even want to fit in? Ever been to a party where everyone else is having a great time and you’re not? And you’re not quite … Continue reading

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The Power of the Ten-Minute Goal

I’m a big believer in the power of small and simple things. By the yard it’s hard, but by the inch it’s a cinch. A thousand mile journey begins with a single step. (You probably know some proverbs of your … Continue reading

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Where Do You Get Ideas For Your Novel?

This is the most common questions people ask writers. I typically reply, LIFE. Strange things happen, and when they do, I call them novel fodder. I collect novel fodder. I also like to people watch, eavesdrop, and take note. (Be … Continue reading

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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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