Friday, February 05, 2010

Release Day!

It’s finally here! MANAGING MAGGIE is now available at Cobblestone Press:

While I can’t tell you how happy that makes me, I’d also like to tell you about some friends of mine who were instrumental in my journey to publication.

About four years ago, three shy, unpublished writers met online and agreed to meet in person. Clutching their precious manuscript babies to their chests, they gathered around a table at their local Barnes and Nobles in Mesa, Arizona and began to introduce themselves. They were: a widowed travel agent who was writing the book of her heart; a young wife and mother writing her way through various genres in between diapers and naps; and a divorced, single mom who was taking up writing again after a 14 year absence. At that time, none of their work was available to the public, but they had dreams and determination. And if you look for their work today, you'll find them published under the names of Devin McKee, Amber Scott and Kate Sterling.

In a nice turn of fate, Devin and I have books that are being released on the same day: today! Amber just released PlayFling on her own at while she's waiting to hear back from editors and agents, and you can find more of her work (also under the name Amber Dayne) at Liquid Silver Books and New Concepts Publishing. She has previously had work published by Cobblestone Press – there is no stopping this woman! This weekend she’ll join six of her local romance authors for a panel discussion at the Mesa Library Red Mountain branch at 1pm. If you are nearby in Arizona, be sure check them out.

You can find Devin McKee's book, Dangerous Magic at the Wild Rose Press. On Wednesday, February 10, the Montpelier Friends of the Library will be hosting her first book signing. If you’re in Ohio and nearby, be sure to drop by – she’s great. :)

In the upcoming week or so, I'll be interviewing Devin and Amber so they can tell you more about their journey in their own words. I'll also be appearing on Amber's blog in the near future as well. I'll post the details as soon as I have them. Really, these are great gals - talented and a lot of fun. I think you'll like them, so please check them out. :)


  1. Congratulations, hon! Looking forward to the interviews. :)

  2. Happy Release Day, Kate! Mucho luck!

    Sheesh, you guys have scattered. From Mesa to Ohio and... where did you go? Kansas? ;-)

  3. Gah! I've tried three times already to respond here!

    Lana - thank you. I hope Charles's mother is ok. Big hugs to both of you.

    Nat - thanks! I'm too tired from fighting with blogger now to repost the witty response I had ealier. lol

  4. Happy release day! Hope you make many, many sales!

  5. Congratulations! I'm so excited for you. And congratulations to Devin and Amber, as well. Let the sales gods rain money and fame onto all of your shoulders!

  6. Thank you, Edie!

    Thanks, Avery. From your fingertips to the sales gods' ears! :)

  7. Kate, thank you so much for sharing this. How far we three have come! Ten years or so from now, when we're terribly brilliant and famous, let's hit that little cafe again and firmly pat each other's backs. I'm so thrilled for you and wish you every success.
    Avery, thank you so much for your good wishes. This journey is definitely an adventure!

  8. "Ten years or so from now, when we're terribly brilliant and famous, let's hit that little cafe again and firmly pat each other's backs."

    Amber, it's a date! :)
    (Only, let's hope it doesn't take ten years.:)

  9. I love this sort of success story. Congratulations. I enjoyed seeing you on facebook, too. Now all you have to do is join me on twitter as well, and it will be a full house. Or am I mixing metaphors?

  10. Thanks, Stewart. It's now officially a full house - am following your tweets. :) I'm looking forward to your zombie story, and really think YOU should write the Shakespearean fantasies.

    Speaking of zombies and fantasy tales... maybe one of these days I'll finish that story I started with the evil King Stewart, young prince Sidney, Wayne the talking sword, and Charles the zombie. Of course, now you've given me the idea to make it a bit of a Macbeth spinoff. Wayne might make a nice ghost, don't you think? :)


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