Meet Kate Singleton.
Before I get to the 8 reasons for meeting Kate – a big thank you to wonderful author Alissa Callen for tagging me in this reader-friendly blog hop titled: Meet My Character.
I’ve known Alissa for some time now and we’ve struck up a great friendship – we were also two of the first digital-imprint (eBook only) authors to be taken to print with our mainstream publishers here in Australia. Not a bad achievement and one we’re both hugely proud of!
Alissa writes rural romance from Australia to Montana. Find out about Alissa’s character, Rhett Dixon, from Her Mistletoe Cowboy, set in the big-country sky of Montana over at Alissa’s webpage
I’ve tagged two fabulous authors to continue the blog hop with their own Meet My Character next Thursday (6th Nov).
Below, you’ll meet authors Janet Gover and Heather Garside and discover something about their much loved Australian rural fiction books.
Yes, folks! We’re all about small-town, country stories here – set in big, beautiful countries.
Okay, back to me! Let’s meet Kate from 12 Days at Silver Bells House
1. What is the name of your character?
Kate Singleton (first seen, briefly, in The House on Burra Burra Lane).
2. Is she fictional or a historic person?
One hundred percent fictional - although I kind of like her so much I wish she was real. I love the quirky, bright, inquisitive and loving parts of her.
3. When and where is the story set?
As the title might suggest, 12 Days at Silver Bells House is set twelve days before Christmas - in a very small rural town in Australia’s New South Wales Snowy Mountains (no snow though! There’s a heatwave). This story is part of my Swallow’s Fall series.
4. What should we know about her?
Kate saw a shooting star in New York just before this story begins and felt it was a sign. She’s on a quest to organise her life and the many issues her fashion designer business is throwing at her, but she doesn’t know where to begin and thinks the country is the answer.
5. What is the main conflict? What messes up her life?
Jamie Knight messes up her life! He’s the stonemason, master builder who owns Silver Bells House – Kate’s holiday retreat where she expected to be alone with her Chardonnay and her worries. The country also messes up Kate’s life. She’s a city person at heart – or so she thinks.
6. What is the personal goal of the character?
Kate needs to find her raison d’etre after a few backstabbing issues with her fashion house business partner, but has no idea where to start looking. Her best friend, Sammy (from The House on Burra Burra Lane), offers her the chance to get away from it all and enjoy what should be a solo Christmas in a country cottage with nothing more than a cask of Chardonnay and a dozen packets of salty pretzels.
7. Can we read more about 12 Days at Silver Bells House?
Most certainly. See links below!
8. Is 12 Days at Silver Bells House published?
12 Days at Silver Bells House is out now for pre-order and will be released on 22 November when it will download to your chosen eReader ‘just like that’ – and just in time for Christmas.
So that’s Kate – and now, I’m delighted to showcase two authors I’ve known since I became published. I asked them to continue this blog next Thursday (6th November). Both write fabulous Australian rural fiction and rural romance and I’m dying to know which characters they’ll choose next week for Meet My Character.
"We may not have everything in life we want but at least we can have it all in a book." ~ Jennie Jones