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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.
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.