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All About Joan Kayse

I live near Louisville, Kentucky a place known for its famous horse race, the departure point for the great explorers Lewis and Clark, a famous baseball bat and orthopaedic nurses whose greatest passion is writing. No children, at least of the conventional sort but I have two baby cats, Cricket Marie and Grayson the Monkey cat. They are a mess but I wouldn’t trade them for the world. While I haven’t met my Prince Charming yet, I firmly believe he could be just around the corner.

Um, excuse me while I go check around the corner.

At the risk of sounding cliché, I have been writing stories all my life. My first story was written in fifth grade when I composed a dramatic piece about a picture of a lavender flower. Mrs. Pierce had no idea what she started with her weekly creative writing exercises when she asked me to come to the front of the class to tell my tale. But I still remember the pride and excitement I felt at having my story recognized.

My early success did not end there. In eighth grade I once again dazzled the educational world with my gripping adaptation of "The Little Match Girl". I concede that the world was not quite ready for the, ahem, brilliance of "The Little Flashlight Girl" but I persevered.

I began pursuing publication in 2001. My three completed Roman Historical manuscripts have received many accolades including a final in the 2006 RWA Golden Heart where I met the other crazy people, er the other Banditas of this blog. Currently, I’m hard at work on a new and exciting paranormal series based on Irish mythology. Not surprising since Ireland is my spiritual and genetic home. And believe me, driving in Ireland you become spiritual real quick!

I’ve told you about me, now tell us about you! Join us daily as we talk about life, love and the pursuit of happiness be it chocolate or great books.


Joan's Fun Facts

Did you know?  I'm a multiple ribbon winner at the Kentucky State Fair! Cakes and cookies are my specialty resulting in over 100 ribbons including a Cake Sweepstakes! Cake that's won the most? Chocolate Chip Cake.

I've been to Ireland five times! I have an Express Scone card :D

I love my baby cats!



I’m Not Weird…My Mother Had Me Tested

  ZERO….ZERO…ZERO. 009 do you read me? Gales of laughter. What’s so funny, you’re asking? Well to three 14 year old girls circa…a while ago…it was hilarious. A secret world constructed by friends for no apparent reason other than it was funny. FUNNY because it was spoken into a lipstick. Hahahahahaha. Ahem. So, I’d been thinking about the types of “things” that develop among friends. Secret codes, references, memories, bric a brac that only that one friend or group of friends “gets.” Mention any of them, and it’ll take you all collectively back to a time with less stress, more
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Taking the Pulse of the Lair

Lots of magazines, news shows, internet sites give us updates on the state of….well…things. Since many of us are attending RWA Nationals next week, I thought I’d see what the state of our BB’s and Bandits are. What would you do with $100?     Favorite paranormal character? Kindle or Nook? Or Print? Funniest internet video you’ve seen? Favorite new author? Favorite hot Aussie? (Anna Campbell and Christine Brookes do not count) Pool or beach? Favorite keeper book? Orange, cherry or grape popsicle? Favorite sub-genre? Favorite Patrician character :D? Let’s hear from you peeps!


Winner for The Patrician

Well, the random winner selector (toss a kitty on  the names :D) selected PJ as the winner of a Kindle, Nook or Kobo download of The Patrician! Congrats BB! Please send me the appropriate email info for your device to email hidden; JavaScript is required


  • What a Duke Dares
  • The Whisky Laird's Bed
  • A Perfect Trade final
  • The Book Stops Here by Kate Carlisle
  • BOund by Moonlight
  • Cross Springs In Bloom BN
  • A SEALs Kiss
  • Sentinel_Final
  • NaughtyVegasNights Cover
  • Vanished final Bestselling w quote
  • Pageflex Persona [document: PRS0000026_00036]
  • marrying the cowboy
  • second-chance-seduction-150
  • A Cowboy in Her Stocking
  • A Grosvenor Square Christmas
  • A Perfect Distraction
  • Pageflex Persona [document: PRS0000031_00009]
  • Guardian
  • Kick Start
  • Close to the Edge final front only
  • Love in the Land of Lakes
  • historical romantic thrillers box 1
  • bigler county box 2
  • The Patrician final 800 by 500 (3)
  • Mad About the Earl
  • Deadly Little Lies
  • Heiress in Love
  • Deadly Little Secrets
  • The Hitman's Holiday, final
  • Baby Steps medium cover Nook