Sunday, July 4, 2010

K.M. Daughters in the Author Spotlight

Cate: Please welcome K.M. Daughters. K.M., will you please share a short bio with us?
K.M. Daughters: We’re sisters (Pat Casiello and Kathie Clare) who team write under the penname dedicated to the memory of our parents: Kay and Mickey Lynch. We’re wives, mothers, and grandmothers. Kathie lives in northern New Jersey and Pat lives in the Chicago suburbs. In addition to our award winning Sullivan Boys romantic suspense series, published by The Wild Rose Press, we write inspirational romance published by White Rose Publishing and contemporary romance published by Sapphire Blue Publishing. Since we received “THE CALL” from The Wild Rose Press on January 26, 2008, we have published eight romance novels and three novellas.

Cate: That’s so cool you can write together. Please tell us about In the St. Nick of Time and where it's available.
K.M. Daughters: IN THE ST. NICK OF TIME, is the fifth and final installment in the Sullivan Boys romantic suspense series published in paperback and eBook formats by The Wild Rose Press – Ebooks & paperbacks available in: the publisher’s store,;;;; online eBook retailers and paperbacks by order at your local bookstore.
Each of the previous four books in the series may “stand alone”. But this last book is more dependent on the preceding stories for our Readers to fully understand some of the references and character interactions.  We originally planned to end the series with book four, ALL’S FAIR IN LOVE AND LAW. But Kay, the only Sullivan sister, badgered us to write her story. We thought our Readers might enjoy knowing what happened to Kay.

Cate: Please tantalize us with a story blurb or excerpt.
K.M. Daughters:
All the Sullivans are good cops… The last Sullivan is a girl. Can she stack up against the boys?
Kay Sullivan Lynch, reinstated to the Chicago Police Department after two years as a widowed mom of four, not only plans to excel on the force, but to show her brothers—who opposed her return to “the job”—that she’s up to the challenge.
Captain Flynn Dowd, battling demons of his own, empathizes with Kay’s struggles—but Sidewalk Santas collecting for the hungry are dropping dead all over Chicago. No apparent motive, no identifiable MO. It’s up to Kay and Flynn to stop the  "Santa Slayer."
As they race against time to stop the killer, Kay’s grief-deadened senses awaken to Flynn's overwhelming sexual magnetism. But when he becomes more than just her partner, will her kids' opposition force her to choose between motherhood and her man?

Cate: Wonderful – love a kickass heroine. Can you tell us why we're going to love your hero?
K.M. Daughters: Flynn Dowd is:
                         Strikingly handsome, prompting lingering fantasies
                         Very intelligent – you’d love bantering with him.
                         A sensitive lover. Kay’s had four children and Flynn makes her feel like the most beautiful woman on earth. 
                         A family man who fits right into the Sullivan clan – no easy feat with all that testosterone surrounding Kay.
                         He speaks with a faint Irish brogue, worldly and very sexy
                         He was an artist before he became a cop, complex and creative
Cate: Qute the package! Tease us with one little thing about your fictional world that makes it different from others.
K.M. Daughters: In our world a retired police officer can reinstate after eighteen years as a full-time mother and homemaker with her full rank of Homicide Detective, under her brother’s command without his knowledge (until it’s too late to do anything about it).

Cate: Love that. What's next for you?
K.M. Daughters: We return to Valselo, a fictional Adriatic village where millions believe the Mother of God appears to three visionaries in our Gospa Journeys novellas published by White Rose Publishing. Writing these inspirational romances that revisit this special place of miracles featured in JEWEL OF THE ADRIATIC and ROSE OF THE ADRIATIC is delightful. We’re also working on a single title novel.

Cate: Very cool. We could all use a miracle! What inspired you to draft your first story?
K.M. Daughters: The memory of our parents inspired us to write together. Kay and Mickey Lynch, the K and M in our penname, inspire secondary characters in all our books. Our dad wrote children’s stories for us when we were little girls, so the writing “bug” bit us early in life.

Cate: How wonderful. You must have had a magical childhood. Do you have a writing routine?
K.M. Daughters: As for time management, we squeeze writing in whenever and wherever we can – particularly the early process of creating plot outlines and character sketches. Kathie tends to write very early mornings during the workweek with background TV or music noise. Pat tends to write weekends and evenings in a quiet house.

Cate: Sounds familiar, lol. Where can readers find you on the web?
K.M. Daughters: We love visitors at our website: Please sign up for our newsletter, too, so we can keep in touch. Also, we can never have too many friends, so please “friend” us at and/or “follow us” at

Cate: Is there anything you’d like to ask our readers?
K.M. Daughters: Chicago Bears or Green Bay Packers? (It’s a sister thing

Cate: I know what my hubby would say. :)  Readers, K.M. Daughters is giving away IN THE ST. NICK OF TIME in the winner’s preferred format (Ebook or paperback) to one lucky commenter... so start commenting. She'll pick a winner on Monday, July 11, 2011] and announce the winner here.
Thanks so much for being my guest KM! Best of luck to you.


Cate Masters said...

Welcome Kathie and Pat! Hope you're having a wonderful holiday weekend.

K.M. Daughters said...

Hi Cate! Thank you so much for hosting us. It's a pleasure to be here. Welcome to Cate's blog readers. We look forward to talking with you.