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All About Kate Carlisle

New York Times bestselling author Kate Carlisle is a native Californian who worked in television production for many years before turning to writing. It was a lifelong fascination with the art and craft of bookbinding that led her to write the Bibliophile Mysteries, featuring Brooklyn Wainwright, whose bookbinding and restoration skills invariably uncover old secrets, treachery and murder. Her first book, HOMICIDE IN HARDCOVER, debuted in February 2010, followed by IF BOOKS COULD KILL, THE LIES THAT BIND, and MURDER UNDER COVER. Her fifth Bibliophile Mystery, ONE BOOK IN THE GRAVE, comes out in February 2012. It will be preceded by Kate's first e-novella, PAGES OF SIN, available in e-format only in January 2012.

Kate also writes romance for Harlequin Desire, and the third of her Duke brothers trilogy, HOW TO SEDUCE A BILLIONAIRE, came out in August 2011. Her fourth Desire, AN INNOCENT IN PARADISE, will be out in December 2011.

Kate is a member of Romance Writers of America, Sisters in Crime, Mystery Writers of America, and International Thriller Writers. She loves to travel and read and drink good wine and watch other people cook. She is the proud recipient of the Golden Heart and Daphne du Maurier awards, and her first Bibliophile Mystery received a Best First Mystery nomination from RT Book Review.

Kate's television credits include numerous game shows, music videos, concerts, and variety shows, including The Midnight Special, Solid Gold and The Gong Show. She traveled the world as a Dating Game chaperone and performed strange acts of silliness on The Gong Show, most notably as a member of the girl group, The Whispers. They didn't sing, exactly. They spit water on the host of the show.

Kate also studied acting and singing, toiled in vineyards, collected books, joined a commune, sold fried chicken, modeled spring fashions and worked for a cruise ship line, but it was the year she spent in law school that finally drove her to begin writing fiction. It seemed the safest way to kill off her professors. Those professors are breathing easier now that Kate spends most of her time writing near the beach in Southern California where she lives with her perfect hero husband.


Are We All Fixer-Uppers? (Plus Contest)

With my new series set to start in November, I’ve been thinking a lot about the term “fixer-upper.” (My new series is the Fixer-Upper Mysteries. Book 1, A HIGH-END FINISH, will be out on November 4.) We’re all fixer-uppers, aren’t we? I certainly am. A work in progress. Never “done.” How boring would that be, to think of yourself as done? Nothing left to learn, no improvements left to make. Yep, I’m a fixer-upper all right, and I take great joy in the process of fine-tuning myself. Overall, I’m quite content. I’m a loyal friend, a caring daughter, a loving
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Winner of THE BOOK STOPS HERE

Thank you to everyone who helped me celebrate the launch of my new website design at www.katecarlisle.com. The winner of an autographed copy of THE BOOK STOPS HERE was Deb! Which Deb? The one who said this: Deb, please send your mailing address to me at kate (at) katecarlisle (dot) com no later than July 30 to claim your prize.


Launch Party and Giveaway… KateCarlisle.com

Here in the Lair, launch parties are usually for book releases, but today we’re celebrating the launch of my fabulous new website design! And to add to the party atmosphere, I’m giving away an autographed copy of THE BOOK STOPS HERE. Whoop! Whoop! An author’s website is a Very Big Deal. www.KateCarlisle.com is my home on the web. It must accurately represent me and my books. Every word, every image, every color sends a message to readers, whether they realize it or not. And so my goal is to make sure that the message is true, that the expectation my
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