Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Interview with Katherine Garbera

USA Today bestselling author Katherine Garbera is a two-time Maggie winner who has written more than 60 books. A Florida native who grew up to travel the globe, Katherine now makes her home in the Midlands of the UK with her husband, two children and a very spoiled miniature dachshund. 

1. Describe your journey as a writer. How did it begin?
I started writing when I was 23 right after the birth of my daughter. I had started a lot of things prior to her birth and decided that from her birth forward I would finish everything I started. I wrote my first manuscript in less than six months and found the Romance Writers of America. I joined them and started learning more about the craft of writing. Three years later I sold my first book to Silhouette Desire.

2. Which craft tip has helped you the most?
Storytelling isn’t every thing that happens, it’s every IMPORTANT thing that happens.

3. What do you enjoy most about being a writer, and the least?
I love writing every day just sitting down at my keyboard and getting into the meat of my story with my characters. I also love meeting readers and other writers and talking about books. The thing I like the least is promotion. :)

4. What do you look for in a hero?
In a fictional hero I’m looking for someone who is confident, sexy and just a little bit stubborn. He needs to be able to admit he’s wrong when he knows it but still has to always appear like a hero.

5. If you could reincarnate yourself as some other author, who would it be?
No one. I mean there are other careers that admire and writers who’s style I adore, but I haven’t walked their path and I love my life so I’m happy where I am. :)

6. Apart from writing, which of your accomplishments are you most proud of?
My kids. I’m also proud of the fact I have followed my dreams of leaving my small town and seeing what the world had to offer. It’s been scary at times both parenting and leaving home, but I have found a strength in myself that I didn’t know I had.

Annie Prudhomme never expected to be back in Marietta, MT and her family is fond of reminding her that she left them and the town behind in search of better things. A humiliating divorce that cost her everything she’d gained has driven her back home and her family isn’t about to welcome her back into the fold. She’s in town to rebuild the old home that she inherited and to move on once again.
Carson Scott never forgot Annie or the way she left. Now that she’s back in town he’s realizing that the old flame still burns hot but he can’t risk his heart the way he did last time now that he has his son to think about it. Being trapped together during a December snowstorm gives them a chance to rekindle their romance but is Annie back for good or is she just looking for a cowboy for Christmas?

Find out more:
Website: http://www.katherinegarbera.com
Twitter: @katheringarbera
Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/katherine.garbera

Thank you for sparing time to talk to us today, Katherine. We wish you continuing success with your books.
Best wishes, Henri

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Jane said...

Good luck with your stories, Katherine!

Missing those fun Leicester Chapter lunches...

Victoria/Jane x

Katherine Garbera said...

I miss seeing you in Leicester too!

Katherine :)

Unknown said...

I enjoyed reading about your journey. Children do help focus the mind sometimes don't they, when they are not making it dive in a hundred different directions. I love books about cowboys.

anne stenhouse said...

Hi Katherine, I haven't read any cowboy romances, but I might try this one over Christmas. I did read a great book called These is My Words. Brought home to me how harsh the world really was. Anne Stenhouse