Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Win Your Choice of @KathryneKennedy Books!

I have a new contest running on my website. You can get the link to subscribe here: http://www.kathrynekennedy.com/contest.html But I’m pasting the details below for you as well:

Enter to win one of your choice of Kathryne Kennedy's books! Three
winners will be chosen.

This contest is all about rewarding my loyal readers, and finding new ones.
To enter, just sign up for the author's newsletter at:
or use the NEWSLETTER link below. (If you are currently a subscriber,
skip this step.) Then send an email to kathryne@kathrynekennedy.com,
with CONTEST in the subject line, and let me know which book you would
like to win and why, in the body of your email. Two winners will be chosen
exclusively from my newsletter subscribers, and one from other email
entries. PLEASE indicate in the SUBJECT LINE on your email entry that
you are a newsletter subscriber. You may send more than one email entry.

Yes, it's that easy! Good luck!

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Please support St Jude Children's Research Hospital and their battle against cancer!

I lost two sisters, and although they weren't children, they were still too young when they passed from cancer. I support cancer foundations when and where I can, even if it's not a big amount. A little bit a few times a year can add up enough to help! You can find out about St. Jude and donate here: http://www.stjude.org/about

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Thank you @Sourcebooks Rights Manager Sara Hartman-Seeskin!

For the sale of the foreign rights to Japan for THE FIRE LORD'S LOVER...AND for sending me a copy of the book. Here's a copy of the Japanese cover:

How cool is that? I lived several years in Okinawa when my dad was in the Air Force, and have fond memories of the people and island, so this is especially thrilling for me. My son has a friend who is studying the Japanese language, and I'm looking forward to her translating some of the book to me. It will be fascinating to hear how my voice has changed (although I imagine much will be in the hands of the translator, hence her name right by mine on the cover). It's interesting that the book is about 2/3 the size of an American paperback. It also has a dust jacket, which you usually only see on hardcover books.

Have I mentioned lately how much I adore my publisher, Sourcebooks?

Below is a picture of my family in Okinawa, and the backside of me running after my older sister on a beach in Okinawa. We lived there from 1963-65. The photo after that is, of course, my American cover of THE FIRE LORD'S LOVER.