Kathy L Wheeler loves the NFL, the NBA, musical theater, travel, reading, writing and karaoke. She recently migrated from Oklahoma to the Pacific Northwest with her musically talented husband, her sweet dog Angel and snooty cat Carly.
Beverley: Which genre or genres do you write or prefer to write?
Kathy: I write historical and contemporary romance. All, usually, with a twist of suspense. The historical ranges from Regency, to Vintage, to Western. The why? That is the story that hits closest to home I suppose. 😊
Beverley: Who influenced you the most in deciding to become a writer? Kathy: Jayne Ann Krentz and Susan Elizabeth Phillips come to mind. I read and reread a lot of their books because I love them so much and every time I reread I feel I learn something new.
Beverley: What gets your creative juices flowing?
Kathy: Sitting my ass in the chair and typing…or going to the sports bar up the street and pulling out my paper and pen. (I can tune anything out.)
Beverley: Do you have a favorite cartoon character?
Kathy: I used to LOVE Mighty Mouse. He was the cutest. Why? I’m not sure why. I will state however, that there were two and I didn’t like the skinny one. I liked the stout one.
Beverley: Who would you love most to meet 'in person' and why?
Kathy: Ellen DeGeneres because she says “Be kind to one another” every day.
Beverley: If you had an unexpected free day what would you do with it? Kathy: Sleep!!!!
Beverley: What are you working on now?
Kathy: I am currently working on two things. The first is the second book in my Rebel Lords of London series, The Marquis’s Misstep.
The second book will be interesting. My sisters wanted to write a mystery and they are not writers, per se. The good news is that we are spending a lot of time skyping and have planned a sisters’ retreat to Kansas City in late February. Why KC? Not for the weather, that’s for sure. One sister lives near there, so I will be flying from Seattle to Denver, intercepting the other sister on the way.
Blurb for Mail Order Bride: The Counterfeit:
After a disastrous first marriage, Will Jeffers hasn’t the stomach for another emotionally entailed union. All he needs is a wife to cook, nurse his mother, and look after the homestead. But good women are few and far between in Colorado mining country. A mail order bride is the perfect solution.
Amelia Johannasen is running for her life. Her mother has decided it’s time her daughter joined the family business, shattering Amy’s dreams of marrying for love. Imagine her surprise when she is mistaken for Will Jeffers mail order bride. She’ll take it
With a head for numbers and talent for spinning tall tales but no notion of how to cook or nurse a manipulative old woman how can she reach the heart of a man once burned so badly, he’s sworn off love?
Blurb for Mail Order Bride: The Breakaway:
Tragedy sent Sherman Elias McHuay west twelve years ago. But his troubled past barrels in like a runaway train or—more appropriately—smacks him over the head in the form of a violet-eyed miss without a lick of common sense to her name. If one could actually determine her name.
Amaris Johnston’s carefully laid plans to head west as a mail order bride ratchet up when an announcement for her impending nuptials to the son of a prominent US Senator are set to go public. Not that she’d agreed to marry in the first place. A forced engagement and her family—a conniving slew of ambitious and power-hungry tyrants—send her running for the Colorado hills.
Can a slow talking sheriff and a headstrong girl bent on recklessness outwit her powerful family?