Chicago North Spring Fling

Chicago North Spring Fling

Lorelie and I will be attending Chicago North RWA’s Spring Fling Conference, to be held in Chicago between April 25-26. This is exciting becuase it’s only held every two years, I get to see a ton of friends who’ve scattered to the publishing winds, and it’s within driving distance. That means far less strategizing when it comes to deciding what promo items to pack! We’ll have tons of books on offer for the big big...

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Hiddleston Poetry Thursday I

Hiddleston Poetry Thursday I

It’s no secret on Twitter that Lorelie and I are huge fans of Tom Hiddleston. He’s not just Loki–although, admittedly, Loki is the character that turned us on to this incredible man. He’s not just Adam from the remarkable Only Lovers Left Alive. Neither is he just blood-soaked Coriolanus or the ultimate playboy-to-hero, Henry V, from the four-part Hollow Crown quadrilogy. On occasion he hangs out with Cookie...

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Movies and Captain America

Movies and Captain America

Lorelie and I are movie junkies. Maybe I tip the scales  toward being more obsessed with films, but it’s pretty rampant. I know for me it has to do with still wanting to be told stories, just not in written form. It’s hard to be this deep in the business and still find myself transported by a book. Too much looking by the curtain at the wizard! This year, we’re looking for a couple films in particular. They include Maleficent,...

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Ice Cream Tradition

Ice Cream Tradition

Every year since I was eighteen, I’ve had this tradition with myself. I pick the first day of spring where it really feels like spring, and I eat a special ice cream treat to celebrate. Through the years this has mostly been a personal tradition. I distinctly remember eating a Wall’s Magnum bar on a train platform in England, and pushing a double stroller down the road from a Walgreens while trying to keep my ice cream sandwich was...

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Carrie’s Still Here!

Carrie’s Still Here!

It may seem like the Lorelie half of Katie Porter  has been running the show lately, and for good reason. I’ve been out of commission for a few months, based on deadlines, the holidays, and crazy kid stuff. Then there’s the excitement and overwhelming-ness of juggling three pseudonyms and preparing for four conferences between now and July. *phew* First up, debut New Adult novel, Blue Notes, written as Carrie Lofty, has been marked...

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Riding The Wave’s cover!

Riding The Wave’s cover!

I know I’ve mentioned Riding The Wave over the past few months. It’s been an exciting mile marker for me. (Me meaning Lorelie on her own, not as part of Katie Porter. *g*) It’s a book I wrote when it seemed absolutely crazy to write a smokin’ hot book with a surfer hero. Super sexy contemporaries weren’t the thing. (Naturally this was pre-FSOG.) And I’d already sold a couple historicals, so why not grow my...

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