Thursday, May 31, 2012

A lovely note from the winner of the citrine necklace!

>> To: Kathryne Kennedy <>
>> Sent: Tuesday, May 15, 2012 11:39 PM
>> Subject: Re: Kathryne Kennedy's Newsletter Subscriber Contest
>> I received the necklace on Tuesday, and it's beautiful. I'm looking
>> forward to wearing it to work on Wednesday, which just happens to
>> be my 20th wedding anniversary, so it's nice to have something
>> special and new to show off. The pendant is larger than I expected,
>> which is a good thing with me. A small, delicate piece is nice
>> sometimes,
>> but my style is definitely big and bold (I've been inspired by a lot of
>> the jewelry in the TV series "The Tudors").
>> Thank you again, very much!
>> Auriette L>>

Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Discover a New Love--Have you heard about the new romance ebook Book Club?

If you're an avid romance reader, you can save money, discover new authors, and connect with many of your favorites! Sourcebooks' new ebook club offers so much to readers! There's events and parties and many ways to connect with other readers and authors. What's especially exciting for me is that The Lord of Illusion is a featured book. I'm in fine company with Catherine Mann, Shana Galen, and Terry Spear! You can check us out here:

And the Discover a New Love's home page is here:

Monday, May 28, 2012

I'm chatting now at:

Live chat party with Kathryne Kennedy! Win prizes! Monday 5-28 8pm CST

Join me and my host, the incomparable Barbara Vey, for an hour of conversation, fun and fabulous prizes! Up for grabs is a genuine endless pearl necklace, two paperback copies of one of my books, and a free six-month ebook club subscription! I will be answering all of your comments live and in-person, so feel free to ask as many questions as we have time for.

Join us tonight, Monday, May 28th, 8pm CST here:

Not sure of the time? Check CST time here:

Looking forward to hearing from you!

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Win a six month subscription to Sourcebook's ebook club!

Sourcebooks has launched an amazing ebook club, DISCOVER A NEW LOVE, for national and many international readers! Special savings on books, private parties, and exclusive access to some of your favorite authors are just a few of the amazing benefits. I stopped by their blog to talk about how I came by my love of world-building, and all you have to do is leave a comment on my post to be entered to win a free six month subscription to DISCOVER A NEW LOVE:

Friday, May 4, 2012

We have a winner of the 9 carat citrine pendant!

Congratulations to Auriette L. from Pensacola, FL! She is the lucky newsletter subscriber chosen by She has been a subscriber for many readers, so I'm thrilled it went to such a loyal reader! I will be launching a new contest in celebration of the re-release of Enchanting the Lady, Relics of Merlin, so stay tuned to the Contest page on my website.

Again, big congrats to Auriette! I hope the jewel reminds you of the golden magic in The Lord of Illusion every time you wear it.

Thursday, May 3, 2012

Comment from now until May 6, INCLUDES OVERSEAS, for two copies of The Lord of Illusion!

I have an interview posted at USA Today with two copies of The Lord of Illusion up for grabs. Stop by, leave a comment, and you're entered to win! USA Today has kindly offered to include overseas entries, so I'm thrilled those readers will have a chance to win! The link is below, and good luck! Remember, you can enter until midnight ET Sunday, May 6.

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Photos of the Desert Dreams Conference 2012

Today I'm sharing all of my photos (well, those that weren't blurry, I'm not the greatest photographer) of the Scottsdale, Arizona writer's conference. I always have such a wonderful time connecting with other writers and people in the industry, and I always learn something new. I truly enjoyed mentoring the winner of the drawing (waving to Vickie, who came all the way from Texas), and we spent hours together talking craft and creativity. I made even more new friends, and that's always something to treasure. I think I really needed the conference this year to recharge my creative spirit (other writers seem to exude creative excitement) and it is always such a relaxed, friendly, sharing environment that it never fails to inspire me.
Fellow Sourcebooks author Nina Benneton and Kathryne Kennedy, standing beside the poster of Nina's book cover.
Shelley Corriel, Erin Quinn, Kathryne Kennedy, Donna Del Grosso.
Connie Flynn smiling by in a packed room at dinner.
My dear friend Tina McCright, and KK in front of the podium.
The woman behind the conference, Susan Lanier-Graham, who made it all run so smoothly, with KK.

Writer's Extraordinaire, Erin Quinn and Gini Koch.

A new friend! Erin Kellison & Kathryne Kennedy at the booksigning.

Two lovely writer friends, Alexis & Helen King.

Kathryne Kennedy with her roommate and partner-in-creativity, the super talented Erin Quinn, standing in front of the posters of our book covers. (Which, BTW, we signed and donated to the Arizona Dreaming reader's conference, to be raffled off to readers attending the event.)
Pat McCright, super volunteer, adoring husband to Tina McCright, and all-around amazing hero.