The ART OF ROMANCE with Olivia Waite and Kitty Cook 7:00 on Tuesday, February 11 ~ PHINney books, Seattle
Need some relationship advice ... for your characters, that is? We're highlighting two local authors of romance, just ahead of Valentine's Day. Join us for readings, literary Q & A, and refreshments, with Olivia Waite and Kitty Cook!
Olivia Waite writes historical romance, fantasy, and science fiction. She reviews romance monthly in the Seattle Review of Books, and lives on top of a hill with her husband and their adorable mini-dachshund.
Kitty Cook is a book chef based out of Seattle, specializing in salty heroines, spicy plot lines, and semisweet endings that hit the spot. Her first novel, Sleeping Together, won a 2019 Silver IPPY for best first book and a 2019 IndieReader Discovery Award for best romance. Her writing has appeared in the New York Times and Salon.com under a different, less ridiculous name.
Snowpocalypse 2019 has gripped Seattle, and cabin fever has set in. I know some people can write with their children in the house, but for me it's spiritually impossible. I need a panic room within a nuclear bunker in order to concentrate, and even then I can STILL hear the theme song to Blippi seeping through three-foot concrete walls.
So there is a lot of angst in these snow-filled days: angst about not writing, angst about not parenting, and angst about not cleaning enough, because how many crumbs can possibly exist in the world, AND HOW CAN THEY ALL BE ON MY FLOOR AT ONCE DESPITE MY CONSTANT VACUUMING? Where do they come from? What is my purpose? WHY MUST IT SNOW?!
*clears throat* Right. Sorry about that.
In non-snow-related news, my cover reveal tour starts February 11, and I'm stoked because I think my cover is gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous--a perfect marriage between Blanche Devereaux's bedroom and Barak Obama's presidential portrait. Which could also describe the book itself: on one hand it's a dreamy story about coworkers who start an affair in their sleep thanks to some funky pills, but on the flip side there are politics involved, especially when it comes to being a woman.
If you're intrigued, head on over to the Authors Love Readers Valentine's Giveaway to get a free ebook before February 2016. It's definitely the kind of thing you need to coze up with if you are snowbound and stir crazy--or wanting to escape the winter blahs.