Kara loves books. A lot. Her favorites have happy endings, hunky heroes and spunky heroines. And when it comes to romance, true love is a must! In her books readers are guaranteed all of the above, plus a little suspense.
Kara lives in Texas with her husband, who patiently helps her with historical accuracy and designs her covers, and her three children, who sweetly manage their mother's absent-mindedness. She loves to cook, to spend time with her family, but hates making shopping lists and refuses to succumb to the chore. (Even though she has to return to the store multiple times.)
All of her stories come from the hearts of her characters. The strong family bonds found in her books are inspired by the interactions she has with her own family. She values the ties that bind her to home and the faith found in God.
All of her books can be found on Amazon, Kobo, Book Bub, Apple, and Barnes and Noble.
Kara's Favorite Part About Writing Books
While the happy endings, the frantic race of the hero to save his love, the courage of the heroine as she defeats her foe, and the sweet words and passionate kisses are beautiful and fill my heart to almost bursting, my favorite part of a book is the dedication. I love that part. I love reading them, and I love writing them. The dedications I have written are important to me, and usually mean something. Often, the story tells me to whom the book belongs.
And here are mine....
Saving Sarah -- For Mom and Dad…because y’all light up my life.
Welcome Home -- Kendra, my brave heroine...welcome home.
The Sheriff's Gift -- For Kristen…your might moves mountains.
The Cowboy's Charms -- For Catie…whose will outshines her beauty.
The Miller Brides -- For Eric…who manages three sisters quite well.
The Soldier's Love -- For Emmly Jane and Jenn Langston…true writers and authors. My books wouldn’t be possible without y’all. Thank you.
Love's Promise -- For my ladies who do lunch…and dessert, and wine, and cheese and fudge. Who have “Big Ideas” and create masterpieces out of ric rac. Who made me who I am…Trish, Susan, Mary Anne and Mom. And for my mom a second time…because “I was a hooker once.” will live forever.
Love's Redemption -- For Annie…Shakespeare wrote you best…though you are little, you are fierce. For my husband…my love, my life. You make Lonnie a hero worth writing.
The Editor's Kisses -- For my editors...Ms. Paulin, the first, who gave me courage. Ms. Bennett, the current, who makes me better and keeps me going. (And don’t you just love her name, my fellow Janeites?) And Ms. Green, who gives me confidence and loves Lonnie as I do.
The Ranger's Vow -- For Becky, Catie, Annie, Mary Kay, Jen, Alice, Kathleen, Stefani, Shannon, Leigh, Rebecca, Jean, Shelli, Mandy and Amanda…Your friendship means the world to me.
The Cowboy's Embrace -- For the first responders, the sandwich-makers, the drywall-hangers, the country-boy navigators, the laundry-doers, the all-night-prayers…those Harvey fighters…Be still and He will raise you up on eagle’s wings. And for Cecily and Crystal. Thank you for your support, your insight, and for being women who inspire future generations.
Destiny's Secrets -- For my boys who make mischief and hold the world on their shoulders…Mick, Eric, Scott, Mitch, Patrick, and Eddie, Frankie, Thomas, Barry, Gary, Brian, Ben, Marc and Scott. And for the 2017 Houston Astros…I wrote this book while I watched y’all earn history.
Mr. Pierce's Hero -- This one’s for Becky, my brave and steady and smart sister-friend.
The Christmas Bride -- For Bill, Tudy, Al and Sammy. I miss y'all.
Maggie's Song -- For Mandy…whose strength is quiet but fierce.
The Inventor's Heart -- This one is for Judy...the queen. And also to whomever decided that Mr. Darcy ought to walk across a field at dawn in a great coat. You sir, or madam, are a genius.
The Deputy's Damsel -- For Rachel, Jake and Noah...blessings from God.
The Cowboy's Bride -- For G.G., Grandma, Mom, Aunt Michelle, and Aunt Debby...Y'all are good cookers.
The Princess's Knight -- For Mary Kay...whose quiet strength upholds and inspires many.