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?
Copy edits for THE CONFIDENTIAL LIFE OF EUGENIA COOPER
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?
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 http://www.kathleenybarbo.com/
Kathleen, thank you for taking time out of your busy schedule to spend time with us.
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