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Happy New Year!

Posted by Kathy Carmichael Friday, December 31, 2010 on 11:18 AM
I'm sending good wishes to each and every one of you for a wonderful, fantastic, awesome and seriously fabulous 2011!


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And Now They Are Seven!

Posted by Kathy Carmichael Saturday, December 25, 2010 on 11:03 PM

Some of you may know that my son Ian and I made a mad dash to Dallas and back last week. My sister and her husband adopted four children and the court date came up too late for us to fly. So I picked Ian up at college and off we drove, making it in only 2 days. The following day was the big adoption, with a party our family threw for them on their return. We left to come back to Florida on Friday morning and made it safely home last Saturday night (late!). Getting ready for Christmas after that trip has been a bit of a challenge, but we managed to pull off most of the things that had to get done.

However, I could not have missed the adoption party for my new niece and nephews!!! They are the best bunch of kids and I couldn't be happier for the entire family! It certainly brought home the true meaning of Christmas to my family and me: Love.

I hope each of you have a wonderful Christmas and a Happy New Year!

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Happy Holidays from the Carmichael Family

Posted by Kathy Carmichael Friday, December 24, 2010 on 3:00 PM

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5 Star Red Adept Review of Angel Be Good!

Posted by Kathy Carmichael Friday, December 17, 2010 on 9:10 AM

I woke up this morning to a wonderful Christmas treat as my son and I are getting ready to drive back to Florida from Texas. Lynn aka Red Adept reviewed ANGEL BE GOOD on her fabulous blog this morning. If you're a Kindle user and you don't subscribe to her blog, you should! It's a great source for information on eBooks with thoughtfully written reviews as well. Click here to link to her site.

Here's a little snippet from her review:

" It made for a fun, easy read, which is just what I want in a holiday novel."

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Angel Be Good on Kindle Nation Daily!

Posted by Kathy Carmichael Thursday, December 9, 2010 on 10:12 PM
Here's the link to the Kindle Nation Daily free sample of Angel Be Good :) Please check it out!

I'm excited by this new banner for Angel Be Good. What do you think?




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Holiday eBook sale

Posted by Kathy Carmichael Tuesday, December 7, 2010 on 10:45 AM
An Amazon Listmania listing of some eBooks on sale during the holidays.

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Ah -- The Glamorous Life of an Author

Posted by Kathy Carmichael Saturday, December 4, 2010 on 9:35 AM

How I spent Friday instead of writing.

You know, if I were better at marketing my books, I probably wouldn't have to climb ladders ;)

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Cool Stuff -- Hilarious Writing Video

Posted by Kathy Carmichael Wednesday, December 1, 2010 on 11:44 AM
I Am Writer, Hear Me Roar!


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The perfect holiday read gets even better!

Posted by Kathy Carmichael Tuesday, November 30, 2010 on 8:00 AM



I'm excited to announce that for the month of December, the Kindle version of ANGEL BE GOOD will be on sale for only $0.99!

Miracles still happen in modern day New York when "Scrooge" (Nathaniel Danvers) meets "Heaven Can Wait" (Daphne), who has been sent to give him one last chance at redemption. ANGEL BE GOOD captures the essence of the classic Charles Dickens' "A Christmas Carol" and offers a touch of humor and romance. A perfect holiday feel-good read.

"This is without a doubt one of the sweetest renditions of "A Christmas Carol" I've ever read. I thoroughly enjoyed each and every page. "
--Kathy Boswell, Managing Editor, The Best Reviews


Click here to find out more.

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Cool Stuff -- Hot Flash featured in At The Library

Posted by Kathy Carmichael on 3:00 AM
Melissa Simpson reviews some of the Romance novels available at the James City County and Williamsburg Libraries. My book Hot Flash is one of the books she discusses :)


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Cool Stuff -- Flying Snakes

Posted by Kathy Carmichael Monday, November 29, 2010 on 5:00 AM
My hubby and I were discussing the flying snakes he'd seen on TV. Found this cool video about them -- and flying lizards, too!


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Holiday Catelogue from the Fiction Blog Alliance

Posted by Kathy Carmichael Sunday, November 28, 2010 on 11:33 AM

The Fiction Blog Alliance offers this Holiday Shopping Catelogue. Let the video play, then use the slider to view each of the pages :)




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Cool Stuff -- Funny writing video

Posted by Kathy Carmichael on 11:21 AM

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TARA -- Nov 13th, Special Guest Brenda Chin

Posted by Kathy Carmichael Saturday, November 20, 2010 on 10:00 AM


The Tampa Area Romance Authors (TARA) meeting on Saturday was awesome. Our special guest was Brenda Chin, Senior Editor of Harlequin Blaze. Pictured above are Brenda Chin with Betina Krahn. Pictured below are Brenda Chin with Wendi Darlin.



We all learned oodles and had a great time!

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Iron Man Competition

Posted by Kathy Carmichael Friday, November 19, 2010 on 10:00 AM

On Saturday morning, November 13th, I accidently participated in the Iron Man Competition. I think I may have won the Automotive Division ;)

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Writing Articles and Workshops eBook

Posted by Kathy Carmichael on 1:00 AM



I previously posted that I had compiled some of my writing articles and workshops into an eBook. Several people complained that I didn't give enough pertinent information about the book, so here's a link to more info.

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Neewollah Festival 2010 -- Independence, KS

Posted by Kathy Carmichael Thursday, November 18, 2010 on 10:51 AM

I've been meaning to post about my recent research trip to Independence, KS during the Neewollah Festival. Alfie Thompson graciously allowed me to stay with her family and took me to the Grand Parade. We had a wonderful time!

I wanted to share some of the photos I took.


Queen Neelah's float.


I thought these horses and stage coach were a true highlight of the parade.

Pictured below are Judy & Lance Stanislaus, owners of Uncle Jack's Bar & Grill in Independence. They were kind enough to feed us a wonderful and delicious breakfast the morning of the Grand Parade.


Uncle Jack's is a special place. Even the Ladies' Room offers something unique by way of door handles :)


Another highlight of my day was stopping by Bette & Phil's Hallmark store. It was fun meeting everyone there!

I
had such a great time in Kansas -- I can't wait for my next visit!


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Confessions Collection, Volume 1

Posted by Kathy Carmichael on 10:26 AM



Today is the official release date of my Confessions Collection, Volume 1!

Some of you may know I used to write confessions for the confessions market. I decided it would be fun to combine a few of my confessions into one volume of short stories. This anthology includes three fun stories: My Husband Calls Me Mama Scrooge!, My Doctor Demanded Sex, and A Math Curse Almost Ruined My Life!

The collection is only available as an eBook. Click here to learn more about it.


There will be future confessions collections available by other authors. If you're interested in participating, please contact me.

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Last night's book signing

Posted by Kathy Carmichael Wednesday, October 27, 2010 on 11:03 AM

Last night was the launch of C.L. Wilson's CROWN OF CRYSTAL FLAME, the 5th and final book in her epic fantasy Tairen Soul series and a multi-author book signing at the Carrollwood Tampa Barnes and Noble.

I signed copies of DIARY OF A CONFESSIONS QUEEN. Also participating were Julie Leto, Kimberly Llewellyn, Linnea Sinclair, and Jamie Rush/Tina Wainscott.

Here's a photo of our group :)


We had a great time!

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St Pete Times Festival of Reading 2010

Posted by Kathy Carmichael Monday, October 25, 2010 on 7:45 PM


I had a fabulous time participating in this year's Festival of Reading! The weather was perfect, the setting was idyllic and I think everyone had a great time talking books, books, books :)

I thought I'd share a few photos from the Festival, taken by fellow author, Kimberly Llewellyn, who graciously shared them.

Below is a photo of the fabulous and wonderful Piper Castillo who escorted me around the Festival and introduced me during my seminar. Piper is a St Pete Times Staff Writer.



The next two photos are from the Author Reception held at the beautiful St Pete Times' historic Tramor.





Pictured below, from left to right are Deborah Sharp (author), Sharon Wynne (St Pete Times staff member), Kathy Carmichael, and Kimberly Llewellyn (author).




The wonderful Lori Gaudreau of the St Pete Times is pictured below (in red) in front of the historic Williams House, a beautiful feature of the University of South Florida St. Petersburg campus. It was simply a pleasure meeting Lori. She coordinated all of the authors exceptionally well.

I hope to follow up tomorrow with more photos of this fun event. I truly appreciate being invited to participate by the Times and, as you can see, had a fantastic time!

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Perfect Holiday Reading: Angel Be Good

Posted by Kathy Carmichael Sunday, October 24, 2010 on 11:54 AM

ANGEL BE GOOD by Kathy Carmichael

Miracles still happen in modern day New York when “Scrooge” (Nathaniel Danvers) meets “Heaven Can Wait” (Daphne), who has been sent to give him one last chance at redemption. ANGEL BE GOOD captures the essence of the classic Charles Dickens’ "A Christmas Carol" and offers a touch of humor and romance. A perfect holiday feel-good read.

"ANGEL BE GOOD is another heartwarming and funny tale from romance's latest and ever-so-talented romantic comedy author. Kathy Carmichael makes you laugh and makes you cry and always leaves you satisfied."
--Trish Jensen, bestselling author of Stuck With You

"This is without a doubt one of the sweetest renditions of "A Christmas Carol" I've ever read. I thoroughly enjoyed each and every page. "
--Kathy Boswell, Managing Editor, The Best Reviews

"...ANGEL BE GOOD is a read to fill your heart with warmth, and is filled with emotional scenes that have you laughing as well as bring tears to your eyes. Don't miss the inspirational message hidden between the lines of this romantic comedy."
--Carol Carter, Reviewer, Romance Reviews Today

Available on Kindle

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Multi-Author Book Signing

Posted by Kathy Carmichael Wednesday, October 20, 2010 on 12:19 PM
Barnes & Noble Booksellers
Carrollwood, Tampa, FL
October 26th,
7:00-9:00 pm

Come join local Florida authors for fun and festivities as they sign their latest releases at the Carrollwood B&N in Tampa, FL.

Attending authors include:

NY Times & USA Today bestselling author, C.L. Wilson, signing CROWN OF CRYSTAL FLAME, the 5th and final book in her epic fantasy Tairen Soul series.

NY Times bestselling author, Julie Leto will be signing HARD TO HOLD, the launch title for HCI Books new True Vows series of Reality-based™ Romances.

Kathy Carmichael will be signing DIARY OF A CONFESSIONS QUEEN which received a Booklist Starred Review

Publisher’s Weekly Starred Review and Rita Award winner, Linnea Sinclair will be signing REBELS AND LOVERS, the 4th book in her Dock Five Universe series.
NT Times bestselling author, Tina Wainscott/Jaime Rush signing TOUCHING DARKNESS, the latest in her The Offspring: Sexy…dangerous…outcasts, series.
Kimberly Llewellyn will be signing her nonfiction book, I WANT TO BE AN AUTHOR: NOW WHAT?

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Fast, Easy, Painless: Writing Articles and Workshops

Posted by Kathy Carmichael on 10:28 AM


Now Available :)

Popular lecturer on the craft and business of writing, award-winning author Kathy Carmichael has compiled many of her workshops and articles in this first volume of her Fast, Easy, Painless series. A number of these articles appear on her website, but new material includes: Turning your Talents into Income, Characterization and Viewpoint, helpful information about searching for a literary agent, and more.

Featuring a Foreword by Vicki Hinze, Who's Who in the World recipient (author and educator) and award-winning author of ONE WAY TO WRITE A NOVEL and FORGET ME NOT.

Workshops and articles included in Volume 1:

Writing Craft
Strengthening Your Manuscript for Contests (and Editors!)
Recipe for Writing
Characterization and Viewpoint
How to Improve Story Dialogue
How to Give Your Reader that Ah! Ending
Considering Tickling a few Funny Bones? Writing Humor
Recommended Reading List
Business of Writing
Warm Up Your Pitch (Writing the Story Blurb)
In-person Pitching Tips
Query Letter Basics
Turning Your Talents into Income
Tips for Finding a Literary Agent
Characteristics of Bad Agents
Recommended Websites
Motivational
Banish the Unpublished Writer Blues
The Writer's Voyage
A Writer’s Life: Hurry Up and Wait

"Clear, concise, and easy to follow. Kathy Carmichael's writing articles will streamline the process toward getting published."
~ Kimberly Llewellyn
Award-winning author

Available on Kindle

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St Pete Times Festival of Reading

Posted by Kathy Carmichael Monday, October 18, 2010 on 10:42 AM

I'll be discussing and signing copies of DIARY OF A CONFESSIONS QUEEN at the St Pete Times Festival of Reading on Saturday, Oct 23 at 10:00. Admission is free.



Hope to see you there!

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St Pete Times Review: In 'Diary of a Confessions Queen' by Kathy Carmichael, a hapless hero bones up for mystery - St. Petersburg Times

Posted by Kathy Carmichael on 10:41 AM
A very nice review from the St Petersburg Times:

Review: In 'Diary of a Confessions Queen' by Kathy Carmichael, a hapless hero bones up for mystery - St. Petersburg Times

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Lovely Labor Day

Posted by Kathy Carmichael Monday, September 6, 2010 on 11:42 AM
Having a lovely Labor Day with family. Ian's home from college and we've been enjoying having him here. Lots of grilling on the barbecue, chatting and general fun :)

Speaking of fun, I found this cool badge thing about the upcoming Cleveland Street Books & Wine Festival, so thought I'd try it out :) Okay, I tried it and it didn't quite work :/ But at least the link is there



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Inaugural Clearwater Book & Wine Festival

Posted by Kathy Carmichael Thursday, September 2, 2010 on 7:36 PM

I'm very excited to be participating in the first Clearwater Book & Wine Festival on September 11, 2010. I'll be talking about my books and holding a Q&A session on writing topics, followed by a booksigning. It should be lots of fun. Admittance is FREE!! My appearance is scheduled at the Station Square Park stage at 6:30 p.m. Please stop by!

Click here for the schedule of events.

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Mystery Sale at B&N

Posted by Kathy Carmichael Tuesday, August 10, 2010 on 11:26 AM



From now until August 17th, a lot of mystery novels are on sale at B&N. I was pleasantly happy to find that my cozy mystery, DIARY OF A CONFESSIONS QUEEN, is among those discounted 45%. Click here to link to the sale. Click here to link to DIARY.

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Maggie's Finalist

Posted by Kathy Carmichael Saturday, July 17, 2010 on 9:46 AM

Oh, I received some delightful news yesterday. HOT FLASH is a finalist in the Georgia Romance Writers 2010 Maggie Awards!

Comedy is such an odd bird. It seems that either you totally get it, or you don't get it at all. In this case obviously the judges got it which makes me very happy :)

This contest is very special to me. The first conference I ever attended was GRW's Moonlight and Magnolia's conference. I vividly recall sitting at the awards luncheon and hearing the names of the Maggie finalists called and then the winners were announced. I always wanted to enter the Maggie's and was finally able to do so with HOT FLASH. I have a feeling of going full circle and it's lovely -- KC

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Puppy Sunday!

Posted by Kathy Carmichael Sunday, July 11, 2010 on 10:15 AM



I'm a little late posting these pics, but you have to admit, these are the cutest puppies ever!

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Puppy Friday!

Posted by Kathy Carmichael Friday, June 25, 2010 on 8:15 AM

My sister's Aussie had puppies and I got to spend time playing in puppy heaven during my recent visit :)



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Lynch Cemetery in Albany, Texas

Posted by Kathy Carmichael Thursday, June 24, 2010 on 6:09 PM


For those who like old cemeteries, here's a couple of photos of the Lynch Cemetery in Albany, Texas. One was taken four years ago and the other was taken on my recent visit.




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Albany, Texas Courthouse

Posted by Kathy Carmichael Wednesday, June 23, 2010 on 11:01 AM

Here's a great photo I took of the Albany, Texas Courthouse. I love the thunderstorm brewing overhead :)

Wish I was in Albany now for the Fandangle!

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Research trip to Albany, Texas

Posted by Kathy Carmichael Tuesday, June 22, 2010 on 8:58 PM

I recently returned from an awesome research trip to Albany, Texas. Terri (my sister) and I had a wonderful time further exploring the area. Our great-great grandfather (Judge John Cornelius Lynch) settled here before it became the county seat and was ultimately named Albany :) Pictured above is the current day ranch that used to be the Lynch Ranch. Our father actually lived here when he was young.

Over the course of the next month, I'll post more of our photos from the trip. And soon, PUPPY PHOTOS!

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Success Journal

Posted by Kathy Carmichael Wednesday, April 28, 2010 on 7:35 PM
Vicki Hinze and I created a spiral-bound Success Journal that we're really excited about! Read all about it on Vicki's blog.

Both of us believe in to-do lists, but we wanted so much more and couldn't find it on the market. We sat down after a conference a couple of weeks ago and worked out what we needed. We brainstormed inspiring thoughts to keep us pointed toward success. And while our Success Journal is great for writers, it's also great for anyone else, too!

Here's a link to it at Amazon.

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Emerald Coast Conference in Ft Walton Beach

Posted by Kathy Carmichael Wednesday, April 7, 2010 on 10:00 AM
I'm heading to the Fort Walton Beach area for the fabulous Emerald Coast Writers Conference!

Here's a link for more information about the conference.

Here's a clip from last year's conference.



And another clip.


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Toot Toot: Andrew's New Car!

Posted by Kathy Carmichael Tuesday, April 6, 2010 on 10:57 PM


It's been a wild and crazy week! Ian came home from college for a few days and then Andrew came home yesterday. While here, he purchased his first new car!

I really enjoyed the joy ride with him this morning :)



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Silken Sands Conference 2010

Posted by Kathy Carmichael Sunday, March 21, 2010 on 8:50 AM
From Silken Sands Conference


The 2010 Silken Sands Conference was wonderful. Beautiful beach setting, wonderful workshops and great people! Pictured above are Karen Rose, Barbara Vey and Kathy Carmichael.

Here's the slideshow of a few photos :)


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Booksigning Saturday March 13 2:30 pm

Posted by Kathy Carmichael Friday, March 12, 2010 on 11:57 PM
I'll be signing copies of Diary of a Confessions Queen today at the Carrollwood Barnes & Noble, 11802 Dale Mabry Highway, Tampa, FL from 2:30 till 4:00, along with other TARA authors including:

Debut author Erica Ridley, Jeanie London, Virginia Henley, Joan Johnston, Susan Kearney, Betina Krahn, C.L. Wilson, Ann Jacobs and Roxanne St. Claire!

We'd love to see you there! -- KC

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HOT FLASH finalist in New England Reader's Choice Bean Pot!

Posted by Kathy Carmichael Tuesday, March 2, 2010 on 11:43 AM

I was really excited to learn that HOT FLASH is a finalist in the 2010 New England Reader’s Choice Bean Pot Award! I'm visiting family in Texas right now and it was especially fun to share the news with them :)



Here's the complete list of finalists:

Finalists are listed in alphabetical order.
***NEC Member

Short Contemporary Finalists
Colorado Christmas – CC Coburn
Healing the Boss’s Heart – Valerie Hansen
Meant To Be – Donna Marie Rogers

Long Contemporary Finalists
Hope Street – Judith Arnold***
Hot Flash – Kathy Carmichael
Spinning Forward – Terri DuLong

Historical Finalists

If He’s Sinful – Hannah Howell***
Confederate Rose – Susan Macatee
Wickedly Ever After – Michelle Marcos

Romantic Suspense Finalists

Operation Sheba – Misty Evans
No Alibi – Valerie Hansen
More Than Great Riches – Jan Washburn

Erotica Finalists
– (this category had a tie in one of placements – hence the four finalists)
Illegal Moves – Dalton Diaz***/Samantha Cayto***
Adored – Tina Donahue
Do You Trust Me – Desiree Holt
Past Lies – Shayla Kerstan

Future/Fantasy/Time Travel/Paranormal Finalists

A Highlander of Her Own – Melissa Mayhue
Desire Untamed – Pamela Palmer
Ghost of A Chance – Judi Phillips***

Winners and the second and third place entries will be announced and awards presented at our 2010 Let Your Imagination Take Flight Conference on March 26-27,2010. So be sure to join us at the conference to congratulate the winners.
Valerie Harris
Bean Pot Contest Coordinator

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Podcast Video and Radio Play / Action Interview

Posted by Kathy Carmichael Thursday, February 25, 2010 on 9:14 AM
Listen to a fun podcast of me reading the first chapter of Diary of a Confessions Queen :)

You can link to it as a direct download by going here and download to your computer. Or you can play it online by going here.


The extremely talented author, Denise Lynn, made a cute animated video of me reading an excerpt from Diary of a Confessions Queen.



And lastly, here is the awesome podcast of the radio play / action interview Medallion Press created for Diary of a Confessions Queen.



I had so much fun working on these projects and would love your feedback!

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Turning your talents into income workshop -- Safety Harbor Library

Posted by Kathy Carmichael Thursday, February 18, 2010 on 10:10 AM
I'm going to be presenting a free and open to the public workshop about how to earn income with your writing at the Safety Harbor Library on Feb 20th (this Saturday) at 2:00 pm. For more information, click here. I'd love to see you there!

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Come chat with me tonight plus book giveaway

Posted by Kathy Carmichael Wednesday, February 17, 2010 on 8:08 AM
Come join me tonight at Mo's Book Buzz. It's sure to be tons of fun! We'll be talking about my new book, old books, making the switch from romance to mystery, and basically whatever anyone brings up :) It's Q&A format, with lots of discussion about life and writing and what actor would play the perfect Ranger in the upcoming Stephanie Plum movie. Chat starts at 9:00pm Eastern. This is the direct link to the chatroom. Click on the drop down box where it says Room: and choose Mo's Book Buzz.

I'll be giving away an autographed copy of Diary of a Confessions Queen to one lucky chatter!

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New Review and good article

Posted by Kathy Carmichael Tuesday, February 16, 2010 on 8:30 AM
I'm feeling especially blessed today. Julianne Draper, the Tampa Books Examiner, has written an awesome review for Diary of a Confessions Queen. Click here to read it.

Also, I came across this blog post recently and thought it was worth posting about it. It's written by Sara Baker on the American Fuji blog. Click here to read it. It's about how readers can help writers.

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Article about choosing POV for your story

Posted by Kathy Carmichael Thursday, February 11, 2010 on 10:55 AM
I just learned that the Seattle Writing Careers Examiner is running one of my articles today :) It's about choosing the right POV for your story. Click here to read the article.

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Sleuth's Ink Blog: The pitch & query

Posted by Kathy Carmichael Wednesday, February 10, 2010 on 7:32 PM
Come join me tomorrow (Feb 11th) at Sleuth's Ink for a discussion about pitching and querying editors and agents :) Your questions are welcome! -- KC

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Contest and Guest blog on NovelThoughts!

Posted by Kathy Carmichael on 7:50 AM
Curious about how authors go about researching real locations for their books? Visit NovelThoughts where I'm guest blogging today about the on-location research I did for Diary of a Confessions Queen. Plus comment on the article at NovelThoughts in order to be entered into the drawing for an autographed copy of the book! -- KC

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Diary of a Confessions Queen Featured Today on Chapter1Zone plus contest!

Posted by Kathy Carmichael Monday, February 8, 2010 on 1:08 PM

Today Vicki Hinze features DIARY OF A CONFESSIONS QUEEN on Chapter1Zone.com. I'm tickled pink! Please stop by to read an excerpt and enter the contest to win an autographed copy! -- KC

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New review for Diary of a Confessions Queen

Posted by Kathy Carmichael Saturday, February 6, 2010 on 3:13 PM
I just found a lovely review for Diary on the Bookloons.com website. Here's a snippet:


Diary of a Confessions Queen is a good mix of humour and mystery. Filled with crazy characters, it is action packed and at times a laugh out loud read. ~ Joan Burton, Bookloons.com

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Blogging on Magical Musings about the waiting game

Posted by Kathy Carmichael Thursday, February 4, 2010 on 8:27 AM
Just a quick note to let folks know I'm blogging on Magical Musings today. My topic is what to do while you're waiting to hear back from an agent or editor. Please stop by! I'm happy to answer writing related questions! This is a great site. If you haven't visited before, you'll find lots of interesting and useful information there.

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Release Date, New Contest, Action Interview!

Posted by Kathy Carmichael Monday, February 1, 2010 on 12:32 PM

Today is an especially exciting day for me.

Diary of a Confessions Queen is officially released today! Yay! Here's a short blurb:

Confessions writer Amy Crosby has put her life on hold for the last seven years after the disappearance of her husband, Dan. In writing for "True Lies Magazine," guilt-ridden Amy takes on the abilities her fictional characters confess to, such as the time she thought she was psychic after researching clairvoyants. With fatalistic acceptance of the craziness in her life, she uses humor to cope; but when the home Dan bought for them is about to be foreclosed, her only answer is his having him declared legally dead and using his life insurance policy. Her home is safe--that is, until she receives a blackmail note. Equal parts mystery and humor, this novel is sure to keep readers guessing--and laughing--until the end.


I'm running a new contest on Fresh Fiction
for a copy of Diary and a $25 pre-paid VISA card. Click here to enter.

And, last but not least, the radio play / action interview about Diary of a Confessions Queen starts airing today at 3:00 pm. It'll run throughout the month. Click here to listen!

May I just add: "Woot!"

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Radio Play: DIARY OF A CONFESSIONS QUEEN (X-Posted)

Posted by Kathy Carmichael Tuesday, January 26, 2010 on 1:56 PM

I’m really excited about a fun project the folks at Medallion Press and I have been cooking up. And now I can tell everyone about it! I would very much appreciate it if you would share this with others.

Medallion Press on Blog Talk Radio will be airing a radio play / action interview based on Diary of a Confessions Queen all month, starting February 1st! We had a blast doing the various character parts and most especially, the sound effects! Here’s the link (but wait until Feb 1st)!

From Medallion Press:

We’re excited for the start of another one-of-a-kind Medallion offering. It’s EXCITING! It’s UNIQUE! And it’ll CHANGE the way you LISTEN to interviews forever!

It’s the ACTION INTERVIEW, and you can only hear it on MEDALLION PRESS RADIO!

On February 1, listen to our one-of-a-kind ACTION INTERVIEW with author Kathy Carmichael as we use locations, sound effects, and characters from her book Diary of a Confessions Queen to completely transform your listening experience. It’s MORE than just an interview; it’s an exciting experience that will draw you into the fictional world of Kathy’s newest release. We’re not just going to TELL you what the book is about. Instead, you’ll EXPERIENCE what the book is about and get a greater feel for the comedy and suspense you can expect when you read Diary of a Confessions Queen.

Reviews:

Booklist Starred Review: "... Carmichael (Hot Flash, 2009) has created a thrilling whodunit in her trademark sassy, breezy style. Readers will enjoy her unique blend of humor and suspense."
~ Shelley Mosley, Booklist

"Sprightly humor and eccentric characters invigorate this chick lit cozy from romance writer Carmichael (Hot Flash)."
~ Publishers Weekly

“Mystery fans who enjoy bright women working through their problems and solving crimes along the way will love Amy. Carmichael (Hot Flash) knows how to deliver a zinger of a tale with plenty of action.”
~ Library Journal

"This is a story for readers who love layers of kick-ass humor in a cozy mystery. It’s a winner for Carmichael and her distinctive style."
~ Wil A. Emerson, Crime and Suspense Magazine

“Kathy Carmichael writes the most intriguing, funny, wonderful books.”
~ Kathy Boswell, Fresh Fiction

“Fans will enjoy the antics of a heroine who plays the roles of her true confession characters and the cop fixated on her.”
~ Harriet Klausner, MidwestBookReview.com


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Starred Review from ALA - BOOKLIST

Posted by Kathy Carmichael Sunday, January 24, 2010 on 2:50 PM

Pictured above is me at my local library, holding the Booklist Romance Top 10 List which featured my last book, Hot Flash. I'm having some serious love for Booklist!

The great folks at Medallion Press sent me a copy of the advanced review from the American Library Association's Booklist magazine, for Diary of a Confessions Queen. I'm so thrilled they gave it a Starred Review!

The review will appear in their February 1st edition! Here's a link to the BooklistOnline site.

Here's a small excerpt from the review (since it's an advanced review, the final version might change slightly).

Carmichael (Hot Flash, 2009) has created a thrilling whodunit in her trademark sassy, breezy style. Readers will enjoy her unique blend of humor and suspense.
— Shelley Mosley

Diary of a Confessions Queen is my first mystery novel and to say I was worried about how it would be received is an understatement. Especially since it's a comedic mystery! These positive reviews have lightened my heart and this one from Shelley Mosley has made it soar.

All of those negative tapes in my head about "what was I thinking?" have dissipated. So I guess it's time to get back to work on another mystery :) :) -- KC (who is exceedingly grateful)

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Fresh Fiction review of Diary of a Confessions Queen

Posted by Kathy Carmichael Saturday, January 23, 2010 on 7:48 PM

Color me delighted! Sabrina Marino of Fresh Fiction had this to say about Diary of a Confessions Queen:

DIARY OF A CONFESSIONS QUEEN is a hilarious mystery full of zany characters. Amy Crosby has a quirky sense of humor and her mother-in-law is quite entertaining. Kathy Carmichael assuredly has a winner of a humorous mystery with this one.

Click here to read the full review.

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Hot Flash Contest and First Chapter

Posted by Kathy Carmichael Sunday, January 3, 2010 on 12:05 PM
Hot Flash is up on Chapter 1 Zone today. Visit to read the opening chapter and link to the contest :) -- KC

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