Kate Allan

The online diary of Kate Allan, author

Monday, April 25, 2005

Spring has sprung

Spring has sprung
The grass has riz


Spring has sprung because in Michelle Styles’s garden the ducklings have hatched.

Spring has sprung, but 320+ pages of a manuscript, currently known as THE RAKE, lie face down on top of my linen box. It’s waiting for a red pen to go through, with care, its slippery pages.
It’s also waiting for a title, I hope my competition will supply (enter now!)

Spring has sprung and McVane tries something fresh - she interviews not an author but
a reader of romance, Jorie. Jorie questions whether Georgette Heyer is a romantic novelist. Kate Allan says yes she is!

Spring has sprung resulting in Ants: 1, Kate Hardy: 0.

Spring has sprung and Shannon Stacey delivers in the opening line of a blog, what would be excellent opening line in a book:

After much debate, argument, and a first draft with a bushel of “rule” inconsistencies, I have no choice but to kill my hero.

Spring has sprung as The Lady Soldier book cover arrived on Saturday. Now, if only I had a scanner. (You can see the picture here of course but this is the bona fide cover). Meanwhile The Lady Soldier Amazon sales rank is at 24,530 meaning that there must have been a reasonable trickle of pre-orders post the initial flurry. Fingers crossed now that the people who read it first actually like it and tell all their friends!

NB Spring has not sprung yet in Pennsylvania.


  • At 10:09 am, Anonymous Scaramouche said…

    Would you consider Spanish Bride a romance or relationship novel?

  • At 11:08 pm, Anonymous Olga said…

    Spring has sprung indeed.
    And the cover is beautiful!

  • At 12:41 am, Blogger Kate Allan said…

    Scarmouche - I don't really know exactly what a 'relationship novel' is, so I would call Spanish Bride a romance.


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