Sunday, October 26, 2008

Author Kathleen Y'Barbo - BELOVED CAPTIVE - Free Book

Kathleen and I have been friends for a long time. I love her books. I got to read this one for an endorsement, and I loved it. I think you will, too.

Welcome, Kathleen. Why do you write the kind of books you do?

I love researching so historical fiction is a natural fit for me.

Besides when you came to know the Lord, what is the happiest day in your life?

The days my children were born.

I understand that. Holding each baby for the first time is indescribable. How has being published changed your life?

I now have deadlines! EEEK!

4. What are you reading right now?


We'll have to have you back when that one comes out. What is your current work in progress?

Just finished BELOVED COUNTERFEIT, the third in the Fairweather Key series. COWGIRL CHRISTMAS is next.

(Kathleen and I are coauthors, along with Vickie McDonough and Darlene Franklin, of COWGIRL CHRISTMAS BRIDES, so that's my current work in progress, too.) What would be your dream vacation?

A beach, no tourists, and a laptop with an unlimited battery supply.

If you could spend an evening with one person who is currently alive, who would it be and why?

My sisters (there are 2 so is that cheating?) because we don’t see one another enough.

Enjoy them while you can. My only sister is gone. What are your hobbies, besides writing and reading?

Is there anything else???

What is your most difficult writing obstacle, and how do you overcome it?

When I’m pressed for time, my focus tends to slip. Going to the Bible and checking myself on how much rest I get are huge helps.

What advice would you give to a beginning author?

Write! Don’t just talk about it. Do it.

Now, Kathleen, tell us about the featured book.

BELOVED CAPTIVE is book 2 in the “Fairweather Key” series.
In this sequel to Beloved Castaway, Emilie Gayarre is learning to accept her mixed race heritage while finding fulfillment in teaching children of the key. There is no denying the attraction between Emilie and the handsome young naval commander, Caleb Spencer, who is shadowed by his own flock of secrets. But if her heritage is found out, even greater things than his career are at risk. Enjoy this historical romance full of risk and redemption.

How can readers find you on the Internet?

My website is undergoing at fix, so check back in a month or so and you will see great things happening at

Kathleen, thank you for taking time out of your busy schedule to spend time with us.

Readers, leave a comment for a chance to win a free copy of Beloved Captive. But if you don't win, you won't want to miss this book. You can order it right here:


lilac grandma said...

Sounds like a wonderful book!
Love and prayers melody

Lindsey said...

"When I’m pressed for time, my focus tends to slip. Going to the Bible and checking myself on how much rest I get are huge helps."

That's such good advice! Thanks for the interview and the giveaway!

ladyufshalott at

cpullum said...

I would love to read this historical romance! Count me in!

Lynette Eason said...

Oooh, this one sounds good! Enter me, please.


windycindy said...

I really like the cover of her book! Historical books are wonderful. Please enter me in your drawing. Many thanks.....Thanks, Cindi

Katie said...

I would love to read this book.
Please enter me in your drawing.thanks

Abi said...

Oh, this books sounds really good. Count me in on the drawing please.

ABreading4fun [at] gmail [dot] com

Cherie J said...

Wonderful interview! Sounds like a great book!

Ruby (Mouth) said...

"Now I have deadlines." LOL!!! I think that will be the greatest change for me as well. I think this book sounds really good. Please enter me.

angelleslament @

Rose McCauley said...

Beautiful cover, and I knowthe writing will be beautiful since kathleen wrote it, so sign me up. thanks! rose

kelly said...

i would love to read this book
my email is (kjm8704(@)(juno)(.)com

kelly said...

i would love to read this book
my email is (kjm8704(@)(juno)(.)com

jenna said...

Please enter me!
frog123 (at) cyipcom (dot) net

Anonymous said...

I enjoy reading histroical romance, sounds like a good read

Martha A. said...

It sounds neat!

Baba said...

I would love to win this and read it! Sounds like just the right thing for my next alone time reading with a cup of tea. Thanks for the chance!

Pamela J said...

I have two sisters too. We try to "visit" on IM each Tuesday evening to keep in touch. I'm thankful for that and we try to see each other once a year.
Kathleen, I was wondering if this one has to be read after the first one, Beloved Castaway, or can it be read by itself?
Thanks for entering my name in the drawing, Lena!
Pam Williams
cepjwms at yahoo dot com

Deborah said...

Wonderful interview! This sounds like a very good book. Please enter me in the drawing.

Carole said...

I was drawn to Beloved Castaway from the cover alone, and can't wait to read this whole series. Thank you for the interview and giveaway!

cjarvis [at] bellsouth [dot] net

blueviolet said...

This is particularly compelling to me. I really am interested in the underlying theme of this.

lisa d. said...

This author's books have been on my wishlist for awhile. I've waiting for a new release from her.

JULIE said...

Would love to win this book. I'm always on the lookout for new favorites in Christian fiction.

Doreen said...

Sounds like a delightful book! Count me in please. Thanks! purposedrivenlife4you (at) gmail (dot) com

Norma said...

I would love to read this!

Margie said...

Wonderful interview! This sounds like a really good book. Please enter me in the drawing.