Sunday, June 12, 2016
Welcome Kat Henry Doran
Before I welcome today’s guest, I’d like to offer my condolences to the families affected by the tragedy in Orlando this past weekend. As a sci-fi fan and writer I have many friends and even a grandchild in the LGBTQ community. But even so, terrorism must be stopped in whatever form it takes, whether it comes from Isis or the Klan. I once took an oath to defend this country from ALL enemies, foreign and domestic, and I still take that oath seriously.
RW: Tell us about yourself, your family, where you live…
KHD: I live with my husband of forty-five-plus years in Western New York close to Lake Ontario. I am a retired nurse; he’s a retired college professor. He likes to fish; I like to sew and write. We have three terrific daughters, two patient and tolerant sons-in-law and the four best ever grandchildren in the universe.
RW: Who are your favorite authors?
KHD: John Sandford, Nora Roberts, Elmore Leonard, Vince Flynn, Robert B. Parker, John R. Maxim, Leon Uris, Eileen Dreyer and William Diehl.
RW: What makes a good book?
KHD: Characters, characters, characters. I want to become so absorbed in them that I’d like to bring them home and keep them, take care of them, talk to them at length in terms of an attitude adjustment and, in a few select instances, take them to bed.
RW: Tell us about your latest book. What motivated the story? Where did the idea come from?
KHD: Vengeance Is Mine is a reunion trilogy based on three characters who return home for their 25th high school reunion. For good reasons, none have a burning desire to attend, but circumstances compel them to return to the town that shunned them. It is a story of exacting revenge against the school bullies, making amends to those we harmed in the past, and finding that one special person to complete our life.
RW: Do you feel humor is important in fiction and why?
KHD: Oh, you betcha. If a character or situation makes me laugh out loud [John Sandford and Nora Roberts are champs at this], that book is a keeper. It also is a cause for drivers in the next lane to stop and stare at me [the lunatic in the Transit Connect, screaming with laughter and pounding the steering wheel] because I will drive anywhere and almost any place so I can listen to a new audio book or a long-time favorite. Dreyer, Sandford and Roberts never fail to make me laugh out loud.
RW: A biography has been written about you. What do you think the title would be in six words or less?
KHD: Been There. Done That. Isn’t Finished.
RW: What song would best describe your life?
KHD: “Still Haven’t Found What I’m Lookin’ For,” by U-2.
RW: If you were stranded on a tropical island, who would it be with?
KHD: The actor Liev Schreiber. Oh my, oh my, ohhhhh myyyyy…
RW: What book for you has been the easiest to write? The hardest? The most fun?
KHD: Easiest: For Keeps
Hardest: Try Just Once More
Most Fun: Caper Magic
RW: I love pizza with…
KHD: Garlic white sauce, mushrooms, onions, black olives, Italian sausage or grilled chicken.
RW: I’m always ready for…
KHD: A road trip so I can listen to my audio books.
Legal nurse consultant, forensic nurse examiner, victim advocate, Kat Henry Doran and her alter ego, Veronica Lynch, have been there and done that, many times over. She often travels to the wilds of Northern New York State, witnessing the wonders of Mother Nature at her best from the shores of Lake Ontario and the Saint Lawrence River, to the historic Adirondack Mountains. When not creating stories that feature strong women and the men who love them, she can be found at her sewing machine—or chauffeuring the four best things in her life: Meredith and Ashlin, Owen and Kieran.
Ever fantasize about going back to study hall to confront the school bully? The mean girls? The jocks who made your life miserable?
For Dru Horvath, former Gypsy orphan-turned Pulitzer Prize winner; Rafe Archangeli, known as the Scourge of Summerville who now governs a multi-million-dollar trust; and Fiona Thorpe, once morbidly obese, now a top modeling agent, the opportunity to wreak revenge is too good to pass up.
Will they find retribution—or something else?
Needing to see Dru the minute she entered the ballroom, and frustrated with the delay, Fee glanced around the room. A hand on her arm claimed her attention. Rafe leaned close to her ear. “Here comes someone you should meet.”
“Last year’s Eastman Award winner and a helluva nice guy.”
“There, coming toward us.”
One nano-second later, all thoughts of revenge evaporated like steam escaping a boiling kettle.
The weathered appearance of his face announced he’d already lived ten times over. Thick gold hair flecked with gray grazed the collar of his linen jacket. Broad through the shoulders and chest, narrow at the waist and hips, he had the long legged grace of a broken field runner.
Moving across the parquet floor as if born to the runway, he carried himself with ease and confidence. Without disrupting that fluid stride, he undid his tie, then shrugged out of the suit jacket and slung it over one shoulder, holding it in place with one finger.
She’d almost given up on finding a man so perfect.
This one had The Look.
Kat Henry Doran: http://kathenrydoran.blogspot.com/
Veronica Lynch: http://vlynchauthor.blogspot.com/
Vengeance is Mine Buy Link: https://www.amazon.com/VENGEANCE-MINE-Class-Reunion-Story-ebook/dp/B01GGJHVWS