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Superheroes and Halloween – Hurray!

Superhero in Disguise by Kitty Bucholtz, in the Adventures of Lewis and Clarke seriesIt’s out! My short story “Superhero in Disguise” is available for you to download and read NOW! I’d planned to have the big release tomorrow, but you can get it today and I couldn’t wait to tell you! LOL!

“Superhero in Disguise” is the updated short story that was originally published as “Hero in Disguise”‘ in the Romancing the Pages anthology last year. But between then and now, I finished book one in the Adventures of Lewis and Clarke series, Unexpected Superhero, and suddenly little things that were bothering me when I first wrote the short story began to make sense.

I’ve just finished a rewrite with a wonderful new editor, Sarah Dawson, and I think the short story rocks now! And because I wanted to give you a way to try out my superhero stories without a big investment of time or money, the short story is only about 25 pages or so – and it’s free! So now you have something fun to read for Halloween!

The story is available on Smashwords now, and you can download any format you need – mobi for Kindle, EPUB for Nook or Sony or Kobo, PDF to read on your computer, and more. It will also become available over the next week on Apple, Barnes & Noble, Kobo, Sony, etc. It’s on Amazon for 99 cents, but I hope they price match soon so everyone can get it for free. I love free books and short stories, and I figured you’d love another one, too!

Happy Reading! 😀

Kitty’s First Book Signing

Kitty signing a book to author Nancy Farrier

Kitty signing a book to author Nancy Farrier

A week ago Saturday I participated in my first book signing! It was so much fun! The signing took place at my RWA meeting, the Orange County Chapter of the Romance Writers of America.

I got to sign my romantic comedy Little Miss Lovesick – my very first book. 🙂 And I was one of 16 authors signing our anthology, Romancing the Pages.

What a hoot with all sixteen of us lined up at tables with a line of our friends waiting to get sixteen autographs!

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Kitty signing next to author Sharon Hampton

At the signing, I learned several interesting things:

  • You should figure out what you’re going to write besides your name before the signing.
  • It’s hard to talk and write at the same time.
  • It’s hard to appear friendly when you’re not talking to the person.
  • When you talk about one thing and write something else, you are eventually going to write what you just said. And then you have to fix it!
  • Makeup and pretty, comfortable clothes that make you feel good about yourself and then you’re even friendlier.
  • A nice V-cut blouse looks good…but I began to wonder if my cleavage was showing. My friends laughingly assured me it wasn’t. 😀
  • Chatting up all the wonderful people who asked for my autograph made for a long line.

I had a great time. I think everyone had a great time. And all I can think of is – I can’t wait to do it again! 😀

Three Books? How’d That Happen?

There were a lot of things about 2012 that made it one of the worst years of my life, but there were a few simply amazing things that happened, too.

Kitty and LML proof1. After more than a year, things worked out so that I could finally work on getting Little Miss Lovesick into print. (I published it as an ebook in September 2011, just before we moved away from Sydney.) On the day after Thanksgiving, I was the happiest I’d been all year – I held a paperback copy of my first book in my hands for the first time!

Romancing the Pages 22. Early in the year, my Romance Writers of America chapter decided to publish an anthology of short stories as a fundraiser. I’d already been thinking about using the original-now-cut first chapters of my superhero book as a short story, so I thought I’d help with the fundraiser. In August, Romancing the Pages came out in ebook format. “Hero In Disguise” is my first published short story – yay! And this month, the print version is out, too.

Moonlit Encounters3. When John and I lived in Sydney, my RWA group there also talked about putting together an anthology. After a bazillion hours of hard work, we did it! Just before Christmas, Moonlit Encounters, a collection of eight romantic novellas, went up for sale. My story, “Rescue at Loon Lake,” is set in the same little Michigan town where my new series is set, The Strays of Loon Lake. Our ebook version has been on sale for 99 cents through yesterday, but you might still find it at that price today. And our paperback is now available for purchase, too.

I can hardly believe I can hold three different books in my hand that all have my stories in them! As soon as I get a print copy of Romancing the Pages, I’ll put up a picture of me holding all three books. 🙂

Another first for me is coming up this Saturday – my first book signing! Yay! I’m going to try to get John to come with me to the RWA meeting and take pictures. I’ll post those as soon as I can.

My book page here on the web site is broken as of today (has been for about a week) and I’m still working on fixing it. When it’s fixed, you’ll be able to order autographed copies of all three books from me.

Wow, I feel like a real live writer today! 😀

P.S. If you’re interested in a class on goal setting and time management, check out my class that starts a week from today.

More Books Coming Soon!

I’m excited to tell you that more books by Kitty will be coming your way soon! Yay!

I just finished the first chapter and synopsis of BELLA AND THE BOUNTY HUNTER and sent it off to Love Inspired Suspense last Thursday. In a month or so, I’ll know whether or not they liked it and want to see the rest of the book. When Isabelle’s sister is kidnapped by Chinese corporate spies, she has to work with the bounty hunter who is hunting Lucy to have any chance of saving her.

UNEXPECTED HERO will be coming out in February if Harper Voyager doesn’t buy it. That’s my fun superhero romantic comedy. What will happen when a young newlywed discovers she has a superpower?

Starting this week, I’m back to working on the print version of LITTLE MISS LOVESICK. Hard work, and a lot of it, but I think the next book I bring out in paperback will happen quicker and easier. I’m so excited to hold my first book in my hand, and not just on my Kindle!

And in December I expect to be working on the second draft of LOVE AT THE FLUFF AND FOLD, the first book in my Strays of Loon Lake series. I hope to have that to you in the spring.

Oh, and look for “Rescue at Loon Lake,” a short story in that series, to be appearing in the anthology MOONLIT ENCOUNTERS in December!

If any of you have bought the anthology ROMANCING THE PAGES, where my superhero short story “Hero in Disguise” appears, I’d love to know what you think of it. I know a couple of people have read the story now. Yay!

So if you like the fun way I write stories about women who find themselves in crazy situations and realize that they have more power than they realize, stay tuned! I’m going to give you a lot more reading material in the next few months!

Meanwhile, find a good book to read by somebody else and tell me about it! 🙂

Super Rush

I am sooo happy to say I am sitting in an air-conditioned room writing madly away on my  superhero romantic comedy! Yay!! I’m going to try to send it out to a publisher by October 14th, the deadline for submissions.

I also worked on edits for the other anthology I’m going to be in later this year. (The first anthology, Romancing the Pages, came out in late August. My story in that one is also part of the superhero world I’m writing in now.)

Can’t write much right now to catch you up on anything else (nothing interesting enough that you’ll be upset I didn’t tell you – ha, ha, ha!) because I have to get back to my awesome fun superhero couple! Still lots left to do.

But I will take time out for an ice cream break with John. 🙂 Hope you take a moment to stop in your busy life and have a summery treat, too!

My New Story!

I’m excited to finally share with you the cover of the new anthology I’m in. Yay! It’ll be available for sale as an ebook in September. I don’t know the exact date yet, but I’ll let you know as soon as I do.  🙂

My short story is called “Hero in Disguise” and is part of my superhero romantic comedy world. I hope you like it!