Kate Allan

The online diary of Kate Allan, author

Tuesday, March 21, 2006

New publisher and a talk

I sent off my copy edited electronic version of Fateful Deception to US small publishers Belgrave House on Sunday and was jolly proud of myself. Not only is Fateful Deception going to be available as an ebook alongside well regarded authors of the Regency genre such as Joan Smith and Carola Dunn, for me it feels as if a whole new continent is opening up.

Meanwhile the cheque for the large print rights arrived from Ulverscroft for Fateful Deception. Must go to the bank.

Then, because sometimes being an author is hard work, last night I gave a library talk at The University Womens Club. Mostly about The Lady Soldier and Regency research in general the evening was really nice and the audience really interested. Funnily enough one lady said that Perfidy and Perfection appealed to her more, although the history behind The Lady Soldier was interesting, and I sold both advance copies of Perfidy and Pefection I had brought along with me.

Which means that there are two people who now own Perfidy and Perfection who are unrelated to me. This is the moment that my inner-author comes over all shy and wants to run away and hide in case people hate it...

Thursday, March 16, 2006

Author copies

My author copies of Perfidy and Perfection arrived yesterday. If you had seen the haphazardly torn and pitiful remains of the packaging you would have concluded how I exicted I was to get the parcel open and hold the book in my hands for the first time.

Wednesday, March 15, 2006

An old ruin and fateful proofing

I've blogged today (with pictures) on UK Historical Romance my recent explore of Old Gorhambury House. If you like old ruins hop over and take a look.

Author-life at the moment is busy with proofing an electronic copy of Fateful Deception ready for its US publication and getting bits and pieces sorted out for the launch of my historical romantic comedy Perfidy and Perfection. I'm going to be doing a booksigning in Ottakars St Albans on 1st April and I'm just sorting out plans for the book launch party which will be online so I'm hoping people from all around the world can attend. Watch this space...

Wednesday, March 08, 2006

Bad blogger, good news and a workshop

I'm thinking today that really I'm not being a very good regular blogger. The reason is that there are such a lot of things going on... but then that's always my excuse. However, I have some good news to share about Fateful Deception. I've had an offer for the world large print rights from Ulverscroft, and in addition a US epublisher who specialises in Regencies is going to produce an ebook!

Also since I last blogged I did an interview this morning for the Surrey Herald newspaper related to R:fest, the upcoming Runnymede International Literary Festival. Runnymede as in bad King John and the Magna Carta, yes the very same.

If you know anyone in the Runnymede area who's interested in writing romantic fiction I'm giving a 2 hour workshop on 19th April at Egham Library. Tickets can be booked by calling the festival hotline on 01932 425687. Places are limited to 16 so book early if you would like to come. The tickets are a snip at 4 pounds / 2 pounds concessions.