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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.


Favorite Halloween Treats

I was on deadline. It’s not my fault. I sent my husband out to get the Halloween treats, and he came home with… Cheetos? See? I kid you not. Trick-or-treat Cheetos in glow-in-the-dark bags. Clearly a winning strategy from the Cheetos marketing team, since I doubt anyone would’ve thought of this on their own. When I think Halloween, I think candy. And not even just candy. For me, it’s gotta be chocolate. At first, I was outraged. Cheetos???? Cheetos????!!!! How could he do this to me? It’s been a long time since Halloween gave me nightmares, but this just might
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Winner – Daryl Wood Gerber’s Cookbook Nook Mysteries

Congratulations to Kathleen J. Kaminski, winner of the first two Cookbook Nook Mysteries from Daryl Wood Gerber! Kathleen, please send your mailing address to me at email hidden; JavaScript is required. I’ll forward it to Daryl so she can get your prize in the mail!


Daryl Wood Gerber, Author of Stirring the Plot (plus giveaway)

I am so happy to welcome my friend Daryl Wood Gerber back to the Lair! Daryl, who also writes as Avery Aames, is the author of the deliciously dastardly Cookbook Nook Mysteries. STIRRING THE PLOT, Book 3 in the series, is coming out next week, and Daryl’s here to answer a few fun questions about it… and she’s giving Books 1 and 2 to one lucky commenter today! Halloween in Crystal Cove, California, is a big deal, involving a spooky soiree where the Winsome Witches, a fund-raising group, gather to open up their purse strings and trade superstitions. But party
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