Friday, December 9, 2016

FRIDAY FLICKS: Senior Center Signing! New Book Trailer!


Date: December 9th and 10th

Time: 9-4

Place: Kearns Senior Center
    4851 W. 4715 S.
Kearns, Utah

I will have all of my books there other than my marketing book which has sold out for this year. Plan on an updated Marketing Your Book on a Budget in January of 2017!

The Parables of Virginia Bean (3 Book Series) by  Kathryn Elizabeth Jones

Thursday, December 8, 2016

Book Signing Tomorrow and Saturday!

For those of you searching for a great book to give this Christmas, you'll want to stop by my table at the Christmas Boutique Friday and Saturday!





Date: December 9th and 10th

Time: 9-4

Place: Kearns Senior Center
           4851 W. 4715 S.
           Kearns, Utah

I will have all of my books there other than my marketing book which has sold out for this year. Plan on an updated Marketing Your Book on a Budget in January of 2017!

A couple of things you'll want to know before you come.

First, the Parable series will be on sale for $25 for the set of three books.

The Parables of Virginia Bean (3 Book Series) by  Kathryn Elizabeth Jones

Second, the Susan Cramer Mystery series, currently a set of three, will also be $25.

Scrambled (A Susan Cramer Mystery Book 1)


Sunny Side-Up (A Susan Cramer Mystery Book 2)

Hard Boiled (A Susan Cramer Mystery Book 3)

Buy a single book for only $10!

Come and get an autographed copy and ask me about my new mystery series for teens that will be coming out beginning the fall of 2017.

This is my LAST book signing until the new year, so now is the time to get your signed copy!

Kathryn

Wednesday, December 7, 2016

CHARACTER INTERVIEW: Chester Bentley from The Last Treasure of Ancient England


Tell me a little about yourself (where you live, who you are, what you look like, what you hope to achieve, etc.)

I live in Plymouth, in a quiet part of town overlooking the sea and surrounded by greenery, for which I am eternally grateful. I am average build and not butch but have ample strength in my limbs. I’m lucky in that I rarely have to brush my hair, it seems to behave itself all on its own, pulled back as it is. I don’t know what I want to do in the future but I do know I want to use my time in this world wisely and to feel I have been a positive presence for those I have around me. I like to make people smile, but sadly humour is not my calling in life. I am filled with an intense desire to do something with my life, but what that is I have not yet discovered.

What do you like to do in your spare time?

Take the dog for a walk in the woods along the stream. Play rugby and watch films with friends. I know I should read more often but as soon as I finish a page my memory goes blank, I think it’s because I am easily distracted and given to daydreaming. One day I’ll get into reading, I know it’s important.


What is your favorite color and why?

Probably green… for cars and the landscape.

What is your favorite food? Why is it your favorite?

Again, no firm favourite. I am discovering that I like all types of food as long as they are prepared with care and attention. But if it were a last meal then it would probably have to be my gran’s roast.

What would you say is your biggest quirk?

I always find myself having to answer people when they say my name and then add the obvious clarification, “Bentley?” they’ll say, and then follow it with, “As is in the motor cars?” And I can’t help myself, “No,” I’ll quickly reply, “as in the sandwich toasters.”

What is it about your antagonist that irks you the most, and why?

The simple fact that he wants to cause unprovoked harm, when there no reason to hate the world around him.

What or who means the most to you in your life? What, if anything, would you do to keep him/her/it in your life?

Family, obviously, but if it is a ‘something’ then a sense of modest justice in the world. I am calm by nature but I cannot stand by and allow an innocent to go to slaughter, I just can’t. At that moment I stop being my normal self and become irrational and defiant, whatever the personal cost. I know it’s not sensible and don’t know from where this feeling comes but it is irrepressible.

What one thing would you like readers to know about you that may not be spelled out in the book in which you inhabit?

I have a gift for serendipity, it is an odd talent and I try not to let anyone know. My new friends have discovered this about me but strangely none of them have asked me where it comes from. I know how it started and what must be causing it, but I won’t say anything until one of them confronts me about it; I don’t like lying to friends.

If you could tell your writer (creator) anything about yourself that might turn the direction of the plot, what would it be?

“Steer me away from trouble, I just want to get through the rest of my schooling without upsetting my parents any further.”

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Question for Kathryn:

“What sort of adventure would you have me embark on, now that you know my character and abilities?”

Is there a romance in your future? Something about eating dinner with your girl at gran's and having your favorite food - only this is your first date and so you drop a piece of roast on your pants. No one notices, and you struggle with what to do about it. 

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Learn more about Chester and his creatiors:



Monday, December 5, 2016

CHARACTER INTERVIEW: Peter Foote from Plum Pudding Bride

Tell me a little about yourself (where you live, who you are, what you look like, what you hope to achieve, etc.)

I live in Gilman. It’s a little town up in the Colorado mountains. Ever since Mr. Clinton discovered silver here a few years back in the 1880s, the town’s been growing. Had some outlaw gangs up this way too. I even rode in a posse for one of them. I’m the general store owner. I order supplies out of the catalog, have the train haul them up here. My store is where most of the business in town happens. I’m ordinary looking I guess, brown hair, brown eyes. I’ve got lots of plans to grow my business, maybe start a few more stores, perhaps get into the fur business.



What do you like to do in your spare time?

When I’ve finished up doing the store accounts, I read some, Shakespeare and the like. Patience suggested I read the Count of Monte Cristo. I also like riding to the mountain lakes.

What is your favorite color and why?

Brown, definitely brown, just the shade of brown as Patience’s lovely hair.

What is your favorite food? Why is it your favorite?

Anything Patience cooks is pure heaven to eat. Not that one can even focus on the food when one’s looking at Patience.

What would you say is your biggest quirk?

I think I’m fairly normal. Patience thinks I’m tiresome-normal, but I think I’m more interesting-normal.

What is it about your antagonist that irks you the most, and why? Share a line in the book where this irk is manifested.

He wants to marry my girl! Dadburn it, this Arnie “Dimwit” couldn’t possibly love Patience the way I do. I can see her right now, standing in the preserves aisle. She’s stopped dusting the shelves to stare at her daguerreotype of that heathen. As she tilts the picture to look at it, she smiles prettily, lending color to her perfectly molded cheeks. Even the curve of her elbow, just visible through brown calico can melt my heart in a puddle. And I’m not going to let any Arnie Dehaven press his hand to that perfectly molded elbow.

What or who means the most to you in your life? What, if anything, would you do to keep him/her/it in your life?

Patience Callahan. I’d fake woo her sister and go along with all Kitty Callahan’s hare-brained schemes to try to get a chance at winning my Patience.

What one thing would you like readers to know about you that may not be spelled out in the book in which you inhabit?

Patience is the sweetest, loveliest, kindest, most astute woman ever to tread the town of Gilman. No make that the world.

If you could tell your writer (creator) anything about yourself that might turn the direction of the plot, what would it be?

I don’t think my author fully appreciates how wondrous, astounding, and perfect Patience is. I’ve even heard that my author portrayed Patience in such a way so that some readers thought she was annoying. These readers have never met my Patience. She is an angel.

A Question for Me:

How do your heroes fall in love with your heroines? I mean, how could any man fall in love with a woman other than Patience? I would think the men would feel cheated. I know I could never settle for any other woman besides Patience.

Great question. The really wonderful thing about love is that heroes always fall in love with whom they consider to be the perfect woman. Even in real life this happens. And that's a good thing, because that also means there are plenty of good women (and men) to bring each other happiness.

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Learn more about Peter and his creator at the following links:





Saturday, December 3, 2016

CHRISTMAS BOUTIQUE one week from today!

For those of you searching for a great book to give this Christmas, you'll want to stop by my table at the Christmas Boutique this coming Saturday!





Date: December 9th and 10th

Time: 9-4

Place: Kearns Senior Center
           4851 W. 4715 S.
           Kearns, Utah

I will have all of my books there other than my marketing book which has sold out for this year. Plan on an updated Marketing Your Book on a Budget in January of 2017!

A couple of things you'll want to know before you come.

First, the Parable series will be on sale for $25 for the set of three books.

The Parables of Virginia Bean (3 Book Series) by  Kathryn Elizabeth Jones

Second, the Susan Cramer Mystery series, currently a set of three, will also be $25.

Scrambled (A Susan Cramer Mystery Book 1)


Sunny Side-Up (A Susan Cramer Mystery Book 2)

Hard Boiled (A Susan Cramer Mystery Book 3)

Buy a single book for only $10!

Come and get an autographed copy and ask me about my new mystery series for teens that will be coming out beginning the fall of 2017.

This is my LAST book signing until the new year, so now is the time to get your signed copy!

See you on Saturday!

Kathryn