Katie Chats

This is just a little glimpse into the occasionally crazy, but mostly mundane, life of a romance writer. Please don’t be too shy to leave a comment. I love to hear from my readers, even if all you want to say is “hi.” The last Wednesday of every month, I’ll be choosing a name from my comments to win a romance novel!

Books, Birthdays, and Beautiful Friends

Posted Feb 2 2016 in ,

This past weekend, I did a book signing with the Divine Miss Darynda Jones.  If you haven’t checked out her Graves Series, you must.  It’s hilarious and wonderful.  And she’s an absolute sweetheart.  When she discovered it was my birthday, she got together with the bookstore’s event coordinator (Love you, Craig!) and they had a […]

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Sand and Surf and Sugar Bear

Posted Jan 26 2016

It’s been so cold in Albuquerque lately, I decided it was time to take a little trip to California for some heat…and some time with my eleven-month-old grandson.  At first, Sugar Bear was a little hesitant of this overly-excited lady that he hadn’t seen since Christmas.  But as soon as I started to sing his […]

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Laugh from the Past

Posted Jan 21 2016

If you haven’t heard about my Fifty Shades moment, here’s a re-post of Fifty Shades Texas-style… As most of you know, my husband grew up in Texas.  Which may or may not be responsible for his belief that bigger is better.  When buying vehicles, he prefers American-made SUVs.  When buying mattresses, California kings.  And when buying […]

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Coloring My World!

Posted Jan 14 2016 in

When I first heard about adult coloring books, I didn’t get it.  If you want to color, why don’t you just grab some crayons and a Sponge Bob coloring book at the grocery store?  Why waste money on expensive adult coloring books and gel pens?  But then Hubba got me an adult coloring book and […]

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A Little Deacon Dreaming

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Happy Learning 2016!

Posted Jan 5 2016 in ,

The year has started, and like a lot of people, a new year always has me thinking about resolutions.  What do I want to achieve during the next 365 days?  And not just what do I want to achieve, but how do I go about achieving those goals?  The “how” is the part that always […]

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Week 3: Holiday Cookies!

Posted Dec 20 2015 in ,

I decided to go with a cookie bar this week.  I don’t know who I got this recipe from, but these caramel bars are delicious.  I’m changing it up a little by using semi-sweet chocolate chips and salted caramel.  So we’ll see how that goes.  For the other cookie, I decided to go traditional with […]

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It’s Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas!

Posted Dec 17 2015 in , ,

The Lane house is decorated for the holidays!                                                                                               […]

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Week 2: Holiday Cookies!

Posted Dec 10 2015 in ,

Last week was chocolate and butter.  So this week, I decided to go with spices and coconut.  Molasses cookie recipe I found on a scribbled piece of paper in my mother’s cookbook–love those recipes.  And the coconut cookie is from The Barefoot Contessa–she is amazing!   Molasses Cookies2 cups all-purpose flour2 teaspoons baking soda1/2 teaspoon […]

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Holiday Cookies!

Posted Dec 2 2015 in ,

Y’all know that I love chocolate, but I also love cookies.  Especially around the holidays.  This year, I decided to try out different recipes and see which ones my family likes most.  I plan to bake a couple a week.(we’ll see how that goes)  I’ll post the recipes, then once I bake them, I’ll show […]

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