Anyone going to the Siba Trade Show, Daytona Beach, this September?
Added by Kathryn Magendie on July 20, 2010 at 9:41am —
Looking forward to it and to seeing you there! Last year was such a wonderful event - I'm excited to be an "exhibiting author" this year!
Added by Kathryn Magendie on May 31, 2010 at 4:16pm —
I was surprised and of course delighted to see my book Tender Graces on the list in last Sunday's paper, much less to see it at No 6!
And, though I hate touting a big monster, I can't help but be pleased to be on the Amazon Kindle Bestsellers in LIterary fiction - on the Number 1 spot no less - with Kathryn Stocketts The Help as Number 2 -- although, we have switched and she is No 1 and I No 2--and so it goes.
But I'm also No 9 in over all genres on Kindle.
Added by Kathryn Magendie on May 22, 2010 at 10:06am —
I'm going to go support our writers at 3 - Malaprops - UNC Asheville’s Great Smokies Writing Program ... I've not seen this publication yet and excited to hear our local writers read and get a look at the pub.
Hope to see you there!
Added by Kathryn Magendie on May 16, 2010 at 12:49pm —
I so enjoyed speaking to/with the Mountain Writer's writing group last night - what a great group of writers/people!
Next up is the Blue Ridge Book Fest on June 4/5 - hope to see y'all there!
Added by Kathryn Magendie on May 12, 2010 at 8:21am —
Added by Kathryn Magendie on April 25, 2010 at 9:00pm —
Hope to see you there - will be signing SG at 1:00 at the bookstore on main street in good old Waynesville. Always nervous about book signings - my head whirls with "will anyone show up?" lawd....
Added by Kathryn Magendie on April 17, 2010 at 8:17am —
Sunday was the live stream of The Writer's Show, but it is now available to listen to, if anyone should want to listen!
The Writer's Show with Joan Hetzler - Interviewing Kat Magendie
Thank you for your interest!
Added by Kathryn Magendie on April 6, 2010 at 1:47pm —
Tomorrow at 1:00, I'll be on a radio show at WAWL "The Writer's Show" --
It'll be available after that as well. Tomorrow's show is a live stream, but it's also easter!
Added by Kathryn Magendie on April 3, 2010 at 8:17pm —
I'm driving to Tennessee to do The Writer's Show on Wednesday - to air in April. I hope there will be a podcast to link to!
Then in May I'm doing LitChat .
Going to have my first reading for Secret Graces at Blue Ridge Osondu Books on April 17 (not sure what time yet)
In June, looking forward to the Blue Ridge Book Festival June 4-5 in Flat Rock.
There's a great source called Book Tour where you can… Continue
Added by Kathryn Magendie on March 21, 2010 at 12:18pm —
I feel happy because I'm on the long list for the 2010 Siba Awards ... well, I'm not exactly, but my book Tender Graces is.
I feel honored to be listed by others out there - like, Pat Conroy, Kathyrn Stockett, Fred Chappel, Rebecca Wells, Jill McCorkle, etc.
So, win or not win, TG was nominated by independent booksellers and that makes me feel… Continue
Added by Kathryn Magendie on March 9, 2010 at 11:44am —
My publishers have decided that "the graces" -the virginia kate sagas- should be more than 3 books . . . perhaps 4 or 5 . . . so I best get busy *laughing*
secret graces will be out in April 2010 - the second in the books. But, Bellebooks/Bell Bridge Books have decided to publish another of my novels in November 2010 -Sweetie. The first plans were to publish Sweetie later next year, but . . . well, they changed their minds!
Sweetie is set in western North Carolina, in a… Continue
Added by Kathryn Magendie on March 6, 2010 at 8:18pm —
I did it - I made the trailer and it wasn't difficult at all. It's all in fun and I had a good time doing it.
You can see it here if you like... SG TRAILER
Added by Kathryn Magendie on February 5, 2010 at 4:11pm —
The cover for Secret Graces is so very different from Tender Graces! Vivid and full of color and hidden things (just like in Micah's paintings). Can't wait to get go ahead to show it.
And I made my own trailer! It wasn't difficult - it may not be a fancy shiny "Professional" trailer, but I'm proud of it. Who knows if trailers help "sell books" - but, I still enjoyed the process. Will link it here soon!
Added by Kathryn Magendie on February 2, 2010 at 11:22am —
Even though I am not a poet, every so often I'll spit out a poem. Two of them were recently published: one in The Nervous Breakdown and the other in OCEAN Magazine (where I also have a photograph that accompanies another writer's poem). Always good to have an acceptance to give us a boost,
Added by Kathryn Magendie on January 10, 2010 at 8:56pm —
It's time to wait with held breath while the publishers' editors look at my book (Secret Graces) to see if they like it. Time to pick out covers. Time to go over galley proofs. Time to anticipate release date. A year after TG's release and here I go again. I hope the book will be well received. It's a whole other critter when you write for a deadline that is months in the making instead of "having all the time in the world" to write a novel... egads!
But, it's all exciting, right?… Continue
Added by Kathryn Magendie on January 10, 2010 at 8:48pm —
Hi everyone! Hope you'll stop by the Rose & Thorn
- since Angie Ledbetter and I became co-editors/publishers, we've created a new website and newsletter.
Added by Kathryn Magendie on November 2, 2009 at 2:00pm —
The La Book Festival was a wonderful experience. I enjoyed the panel I was on (they paired me with a Louisiana author). Wally Lamb and his wife bought my book after his wife attended my panel (teehee), and the book signing went better than I thought it would. The evening before, the author's party was well-attended and the food - well, So Louisiana food -even the worst is better than a lot of the best!
I had a great time and hope to be invited again next year!
Added by Kathryn Magendie on October 25, 2009 at 8:22am —
Hi y'all! Hope to see you at City Lights this Saturday at 7PM
, where I'll be reading/signing Tender Graces.
Also, I'm guest blogging at Author Culture today
Stop by and say… Continue
Added by Kathryn Magendie on September 16, 2009 at 8:05am —
I was interviewed on the radio Friday - How She Really Does It with Koren Motekaitis. What Fun!
To listen to a podcase of the show, here's the link!
Added by Kathryn Magendie on August 31, 2009 at 4:42pm —