This week I’m joined by One More Chapter author Kathryn Freeman as she reveals five things that you probably would not guess about her. Over to Kathryn …
Thank you so much for inviting me on to your blog – it’s so lovely to be here.
Five things you would never guess about this author
One – I have a tennis trophy
Really I should leave it at that, and have you wondering how good I am. In truth, the trophy is for the ladies’ doubles event at my (small) village club, and the reason I won it isn’t down to my tennis skills, but my partner picking skills – my buddy happens to be the best female player in the club.
Two – I get my best writing ideas while swimming or running.
I start every week day morning with some form of exercise – swimming, running or playing tennis (though thanks to Covid-19, recently it’s been running, running or running…!). I can’t say I enjoy the solo sport, but I do appreciate the time to turn off my brain and let it wander. It’s when plot knots are unravelled and characters created. All assuming I’ve been able to hold the ideas in my head long enough to reach for a pen and paper. Advancing age has not helped this…
Three – I was in New York when Superstorm Sandy hit
We were safely tucked away in a hotel the night the storm itself arrived, but I will never forget the chaos it left in its wake. The power cut in Lower Manhattan (all around Wall street) where people in cars offered to charge mobile phones. The fallen trees in Central Park and Greenwich village. No subway, no ferry, no Broadway. No shops open on fifth avenue (or any other avenue come to that). It was both eerie and fascinating. Thankfully two days later the sun shone. And four years later we took the boys back, to show them what New York city is really like.
Four – I’ve spent many summers sitting in windy fields
That’s the price you pay when you have sons who play cricket. I blame the husband, who also plays, and who put a bat in their hand before they could walk. Because hubby was the colt team coach, I was given the score book (apparently ‘no thanks’ wasn’t an option). So not only did I have to sit in a field, I had to watch intently so I didn’t miss a run, a no-ball or a leg bye. Confession…my attention span isn’t that good, the matches weren’t always that interesting, and I was often so cold (why are cricket pitches the windiest places on earth?) I could barely write. Thank God for opposition team scorers, who I was often found frantically copying from…
Five – The idea for the plot in The New Guy, came from the male members of my family
My publisher was keen to have a book set in the tech industry. No problem, I told her. After all, it’s the romance that’s important, not where it’s set. Panic set in a few days later, because though I could clearly see the characters, I couldn’t for the life of me see what they were doing, in between falling in love. Then I realised I’ve two university aged sons (one doing a computer science degree) and a hubby who thinks he’s a tech wizard. Why not make them useful, for once? Despite their collective groans, I quizzed them over dinner on ideas for what my heroine’s company (yes, I wanted her to be the CEO) could be doing. And so the Privacy App was born (though if asked, they would deny helping their mum with her romantic fiction till they’re blue in the face).
About Kathryn Freeman
A former pharmacist, I’m now a medical writer who also writes romance. Some days a racing heart is a medical condition, others it’s the reaction to a hunky hero.
I’ve two sons and a husband who asks every Valentine’s Day whether he has to buy a card (yes, he does), so any romance is all in my head. Then again, his unstinting support of my career change proves love isn’t always about hearts and flowers – and heroes come in many disguises.
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About The New Guy
Sam Huxton doesn’t do one-night stands, especially not with men she’s just met! But the hot guy at the bar was hard to resist and one night is all they share – no names, no numbers, just some much needed fun…
Until the same guy walks into Sam’s life the next day as her new employee. Sam never mixes business with pleasure and makes it clear an office fling with Ryan is off-limits. But after-hours…one thing can lead to another. Can Sam trust her heart and her business with the new guy?
Thank you for joining me, Kathryn. I enjoyed your post. Mx