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Living in two different countries with widely differing time zones can be a challenge. When Kathy moved to England we had a hard time figuring out when was the best time to try to talk for both of us. With seven (sometimes six) hours difference, that was a challenge. Thank goodness for the World Clock App and FaceTime. One of the benefits of Eve being a night owl is that sometimes we can chat when it’s the end of her writing day and the beginning of mine.
Kathy and I have been friends a long time. Before she moved to England we talked on the phone a lot. Now that she’s in England and I’m in the US we FaceTime. We try for once a week but that doesn’t always happen.
Here’s one of our typical conversations about Whiskey River—well, mostly Whiskey River.)
I always call Kathy because I can’t get the call on my computer if she calls me. We set it up ahead of time in email, but our first choice doesn’t always work out! First we chat about family, friends, general book stuff, diets, you get the picture. Then we get down to business.
Eve: His Best Friend’s Sister is coming out today! I’m so excited. It’s the second book in my Devil’s Rock at Whiskey River series. The first one, Rebel Pilot, Texas Doctor is out too!
I have links to trailers for both of them! Aren’t they cool?
Remember when I called and asked you about motivation? (Here I go into a long explanation about the book and telling Kathy the entire story for at least the fifth time. No, Kathy hasn’t killed me yet.)
Kathy: I’m so excited for this book to be released. I love this story so much and yes, I have heard about it a lot, but that just whets my excitement for the story. One of the things that struck me about Laurel is how independent and stubborn she can me… it reminded me strongly of you, Eve. Of course, I also love her heart. That she’s taking on so much because she can’t say no to someone in need.
Eve: And this is why I always feel re-invigorated after talking to Kathy. She is so supportive and always makes me remember how much fun writing can be. Now, what’s going on with you?
Kathy: Well I’m also celebrating a new release HIS BEST FRIEND’S EX… my 70th title for Harlequin books and my 98th title overall. I’m not at all surprised that we both have BEST FRIEND in the title of our current releases since creating a community of men is one of the things that we both have in common in our books. I know I’ve always loved your heroes!
Eve: That’s the book I was convinced I’d read–before you finished it! LOL. Really good book!
I think heroes are what we first bonded over. We both like to read and write about the same type of hero. Alphas, yes, but with a lot of heart. I’ve always loved your heroes too, Kathy. All 98 of them!
I’ve published a lot of books by some standards. Thirty-one, I think as of now. But compared to Kathy I’m a slacker!
Kathy, which book are you working on? (Kathy is extremely prolific so I never know which book we’re going to talk about.)
Kathy: I’m excited to be starting the new Tule series LAST STAND, TEXAS with you and several other authors. It’s great that we will be bringing several of our Whiskey River families over to Last Stand and I love that our heroes’ families will have a friendly rivalry. The best part of working on a new series with you is coming up with the ways our characters will be linked to each other. That means that we can legitimately talk to each other more often and call it work!
Eve: Yes, and as a matter of fact, I need to chat with you about that link! I’m so excited about Last Stand too! It’s always fun to start a new series and Last Stand is going to be so much fun. So, let me tell you about my first Last Stand book and ask you what you think. The series is about the McBrides, three brothers and a sister and the first book is about Dr. Graham McBride, a cardiothoracic surgeon. (At this point I tell Kathy everything I know about the book and we discuss it.)
Kathy: If this were really a FaceTime call I would have gotten up to give Godiva a treat. My dog thinks when she hears Eve’s voice that it’s snack time. To be fair I parent my dog the way I parented my kids with lots of treats when I want them to settle down and be quiet so I can talk!
Also on a funny note, Eve and I have been friends for more than 20 years so when we used to talk on the phone my kiddos were very young, like 4 and 9, and there was a Disney Channel movie they loved called Life Size that featured Tyra Banks and Lindsay Lohan. It’s about a Barbie type doll played by Tyra that becomes life sized and alive. The doll’s name was Eve and she had her own theme song which had the lyric Eve’s great no matter what she does. My kids used to sing that whenever I said I was talking to Eve! Which I thought was so cute but also true. Eve is great. Here’s the video if you aren’t familiar with it:
Now imagine two kids singing and dancing around me while I’m trying to talk on the phone with Eve.
Eve: Speaking of dogs, my dog Ellie spends the time I’m either on the phone or FaceTime bothering me to either give her a treat or let her out. Lucky for her, she’s cute! I call this her Ellie the Ewok pose.
Kathy: I hope you enjoyed this inside glimpse of our writing and chatting! Tell us about your bestie or your furry babies and we’ll enter you to win an ecopy of each of our latest releases. We will pick a winner and announce the winner on August 20. Happy reading!
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Eve Gaddy is the national bestselling, award winning author of more than twenty-five novels. A member of Romance Writers of America’s Honor Roll for Bestselling authors, her books have won and been nominated for awards from Romantic Times, Golden Quill, Bookseller’s Best, Holt Medallion, Daphne Du Maurier and more. She was nominated for a Romantic Times Career Achievement Award for Innovative Series romance and won the 2008 Romantic Times Career Achievement award for Series Storyteller of the year. Eve’s books have sold over a million copies worldwide and been published in many foreign countries. Eve lives in East Texas with her husband of many years.
USA Today bestselling author Katherine Garbera is a two-time Maggie winner who has written more than 60 books. A Florida native who grew up to travel the globe, Katherine now makes her home in the Midlands of the UK with her husband, two children and a very spoiled miniature dachshund.
My best friend growing up was my parrot… we played peek a boo, he would give me kisses, guarded my room from others… was the best!
He sounds wonderful, Colleen.
I have three cats. We just lost our old guy, Pono, in April which was devestating for me and my husband. Last weekend we went to Petsmart to get something for the girls and a rescue had a bunch of kittens for adoption in the front of the store. One cute little torti girl chose my husband. he shocked me when he said he wanted to adopt her. She is a sweet and funny little girl. our older girls, Kiki and Pele, are still a bit stand-offish, but they seem to be coming around with curiosity. I can’t wait for them to play and cuddle with little Lulu.
Hugs on losing your kitty, Janine. But I’m glad you have a new kitty.:)
Thank you. losing Pono was hard. He was 15 and sick from the first day we got him. We knew the day would come and he lived much longer than we expected. Little Lulu reminds us so much of him with the things she does.
Losing pets is always so hard. Hugs.
Thanks! Yes, it is hard. I don’t have children, so my cats fill that void.
my fur baby is my beagle mix, Jackson. we call him Jax for short. he came to us from a local pet shelter when a local “farm store” had him in their adoption day event. my boyfriend saw him & immediately fell in love. he has been with us a year and a half. he makes me laugh every day. he thinks his food is a treat so he will do tricks for a piece of food, even though he could just walk over to his bowl to get it.
I had a beagle when I was a kid. Loved her.
I am a dog person and my babies, Brigitte and Buddy, have both passed away. We do have some outdoor cats because our 4 year old granddaughter is a cat lover and one of them is actually becoming a favorite of mine. He is solid gray, thus the name Gray. I sometimes think of Mr. Gray :-)
Hugs on your puppies, Connie. Do you think you’ll get another dog? I’m glad you have the cats though.:)
I have two dogs, who are best friends! Wrigley is a boxer. He is 10. He was diagnosed with thyroid cancer last winter, so enjoying all of our time with him. Trooper is a shihzu, he is 2. He is rescue dog. He got him when he was 6 months old. He had already lost an eye.
They sound like sweet dogs. I hope you have lots more time with Wrigley. And Trooper too!
I had a cat that adopted me when I was going through a divorce. He became a best furry friend. I believe God sent him to me. His name was Cuddles and he lived to be almost 16. He was on insulin for his last five years. My friends believe my love kept him alive.
I’m sure your friends are right. It’s amazing how they show up just when we need them.
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My best friend is my sister Elsie. She and I are both big book lovets. She is a media librarian in upstate OK and I well read over 400 books a year. I am deaf and she is hearing impaired so we can’t talk on The phone but not we text. She has lots of oets…I have 1 a pet mouse. I already have read His Best Friend’s Sister…loved it.
I had mice growing up, Sandi.
Thank you! I’m so happy you enjoyed it!
I’ve got a 12 year old Golden Retriever and 2
8 year old rescue cats we bottle fed when their mom abandoned them. I promised my husband we’d find a home for them . . . he was the first to admit they were already home. :-)
I’ve had two Goldens and adored them both. I still miss them.
They are the best dogs!
I had a mixed b redd with a lot of beagle dog growing up. She ate all of all green vegetables when Mom and her sister were not looking. My dog ate five serving as she at emy four cousins as well. My dad knew but our moms found out after Candy was gone and we were all over 20.
I love that, Melinda! That’s so cute!
You know you’re in trouble when even the dog won’t eat it, though!
I have the best pup!! He’s a Yorkie mix and a snuggle bug, always near me. But he also knows where the treat cabinet is. At least he can’t open yet. He does spend a lot of time laying in front of it though.
That sounds like my dog, Ellie. She haunts the pantry door waiting for a treat!
Hi Kathy and Eve!!! I have two rescue Shih Tzus, Minnie Kate, the “fierce” guard dog, Daisy Mae, a smiling fluff ball, and 3 kitties, Marley, Curry Belle, and Eddie. My fur children plus my 2 human children equals a full house!!! Lol!! Thanks for the awesome giveaway!!!
Wow, you do have a full house! Sounds fun!
Who knew I had so many dogs in my past!! Our first one got sent to the farm because he wouldn’t let the neighbor in his own home (he traveled for business.) That was back when I was a whole lot younger and finished my dog years as a child!! My little black cocker lasted 15 years and was blind and deaf when he died while being boarded overnight at the Vet’s. He had a stroke and they along with us were just devastated! My last 2 were Welsh Terriers and let me just say don’t get same sex siblings. Don’t ask… they lasted 14 and 16 years.. so currently I live in a house with no fence and am still trying to decide if I want to housebreak another wild child!! Lots of love for lots of years.
We didn’t have a fence for a long time and I had to take my dogs out on a leash. They never minded well.:) But it is a pain. But worth it.:)
We have two fur babies. Lotte(the French spelling of Lottie and short for Charlotte)If you are familiar with The Phantom of the Opera it will make sense. She is a lab/rat terrier mix and our oldest and trying to age gracefully. Chrissy(short for Christmas) is a few years younger and full of sass. She is a min pin/chi mix and has the attitude to go along with it. She runs the house and we all let her ;)
As a kid, I had a guinea pig named Sandy. She had three babies. Unlike our previous pets, gerbils, guinea pigs are born with hair. Sandy was a great pet.
My dad created a second story for her cage. a funny thing: she would get excited if she heard my mom pour M&Ms into a bowl. It made the same sound for when her food was filled.