Today Katherine H. Brown, author of Bonbon Voyage, an Adventures of Gladys mystery is joining us at Ascroft, eh? Welcome, Katherine. I’ll let you take it from here:
Hi! Thanks for letting me join you today. I’m Katherine, the author of the Ooey Gooey Bakery Cozy Mystery Series and the brand-new Adventures of Gladys Cozy Mystery Series.
Gladys went and became so popular with readers during the four Ooey Gooey Bakery books that I just knew she had to have her own spotlight. Book 1 is a crazy adventure on her very first cruise. I won’t give away any spoilers but let’s just say she may have gotten more than she bargained for and ended up using every wig and wit in her arsenal to get to the bottom of some sketchy shenanigans.
I love to write quirky characters and characters full of their own attitude. Hopefully, fans will be excited about Gladys’s new series.
This book took me longer to write than I had hoped because in the middle of the first draft I found out that I was pregnant.
What was my first clue? Exhaustion actually. I would get up every morning and then go lay down on the couch and go back to sleep. After two weeks, I began to worry that I was slipping into a depression, disappointed in myself for not maintaining my writing schedule. Only a few days later did it click that I might need to take a little at-home test and sure enough, it said we would be getting a little bundle of joy.
Eventually, the exhaustion wore off where I felt like a functioning member of society again but by that time all of the research and excitement had taken over my brain and my laptop. Hours a day were spent pouring over every baby toy, book, outfit, and gadget possible.
I’m excited to tell you that, at the time of this book blog tour for Bonbon Voyage, we have only five weeks left before we welcome our baby girl, Scarlett, into our home.
Now, I could ramble on and on about all things baby-fever for much longer but I will refrain. Instead, I’ll tell you what is next for me after Bonbon Voyage. I currently have the second Adventures of Gladys book in progress. In this one, Gladys visits home in Texas and catches up with family, friends, and enemies alike. Roped into a baking contest, she is continuously distracted by a thief in the midst of the fun and festivities.
Another sequel that is working its way toward completion is book 2 in my Princess Bethani children’s book series. Princess Bethani’s First Garden Party (book 1) was a special book for a little girl that I know who asked for a book about a rose, a garden, and a fox. For book 2, this young lady requested either mermaids, unicorns, or both be added to the scene.
Which will it be, you wonder?
Well, I think the Princess Bethani’s Surprise Visitor is going to make a great big splash – and that’s all I’ll say on that.
For my third book that I hope to finish (and remember, I’m about to have a newborn so these may be unrealistically high expectations lol) is a book that I’ve been working on for about two years that involves a librarian and a mysterious man on a mission.
What types of books do you love to read the most?
I’d love to hear from you. Just head to my website www.katherinebrownbooks.com and drop me a note on the contact page.
Thanks for introducing yourself and your new series to us, Katherine. Readers can learn more about Katherine and her new series by visiting the author’s website and her Facebook, Goodreads, Instagram, Bookbub and Amazon Author pages.
The novel is available online at Amazon.
About Katherine H. Brown: Katherine is from the tiny community of New York, Texas. Booklover (some might say book addict) and weaver of words, Katherine desired to be a writer from childhood, embarked on her first publishing adventure in 2017, and in 2019 said audios to her cozy office job to leap into a career as an author full-time. When not found between the pages of a book or tapping keys on her laptop, Katherine loves to watch baking shows with her stepdaughter or cuddle up with her husband Patrick. Katherine and family prepare to welcome a new baby girl into the family in March 2020.