Wednesday, October 12, 2016

A Sky Blue Anniversary! with Kate Walker (and giveaway)

I  have a song that keeps going round in my head  this month – it’s that Beatles'  classic
‘Will you still need me,

Will you still feed me
When I’m  64’.

But in my case, I have a personal version which goes:
Will you still need me,
Will you still READ me
When I’m 65!

That’s because my latest novel – which is out on the shelves right now, Indebted to Moreno is my 65th published title!   

No I can ‘t quite believe it either. People keep asking me how I got to this  milestone and the only answer I can come up with is ‘one word at a time.’ Oh – and to say that – obviously – I started writing very young.  

The 65th anniversary is a bit of a strange one – almost a non event, in wedding anniversary terms. It doesn’t really have a real symbolic name – apparently it’s called the ‘sky-blue anniversary.’ That could cause problems when trying to choose a gift! And when it comes to marking publishing milestones, it’s  not really noted either.  I got a silver pin for my 25 th book, (Wife For a Day) a gold one for my 50 th (The Sicilian’s Red-Hot Revenge)  and now I need to wait – and write – until I hit the magical #75 before the next official award.  I’ve already started on that – I sent in what I hope will be my 66th title last week and I’m started on the potential 67th.

But 75 does seem a long way away! So I’m going to celebrate this 65th title   anyway – and  when(if) I get to that 75th  we’ll have a really big celebration!

So I’ve been looking at the stocks of my backlist books I still have available and I’m going to share these with my readers to mark the publication of Indebted to Moreno. Some of them have already been given out – but I’m also offering a small giveaway here to mark this important book. Well, it’s important to me!

So here’s a little puzzle for you – if the 65th is the ‘sky-blue anniversary’  - what would you think would be a suitable gift for someone who was celebrating that big event?  I have  a choice of these books to giveaway  for the best suggestions  - well, the ones that Charlie the Maine Coon and Ruby his little black and white sister cat  - pick out from the names in the comments. So put your suggestion in the comments  - and add the title of the book you’d choose if you win – and see if Charlie and Ruby can help you celebrate along with me.

You can choose from:
The Devil and Miss Jones
Destined for the Desert King
Sicilian Husband, Blackmailed Bride
Konstantos Marriage Demand
A Question of Honour
Olivero’s Outrageous Proposal
The Greek Tycoon’s Unwilling Bride
Cordero’s Forced Bride

Bedded By The Greek Billionaire
Spanish Billionaire, Innocent Wife
Kept for Her  Baby
A  Throne for the Taking

You can find further details on all of these books over on my web site.

Meanwhile the 65th title Indebted to Moreno is in the shops now. Sorry, but this one is not included in the special giveaway – not this time. But perhaps when I reach that magical 75th!!

In the meantime, any other celebrations will be posted on my blog or my Facebook page. 


I'm in a happy mood with celebrating  - and I just had a bit more good news this morning too  so Charlie and Ruby are happy  to pick winner(s)  - and they've picked -   ALL 4  OF YOU  who commented!!  

So  Debby -  A copy of The Devil and Miss Jones
Laney - The Konstantos Marriage Demand
Denise . . .????  Can you let me know your choice of book.

and Mary  - I'll replace that copy of Sicilian Husband, Blackmailed Bride!

Pleae email me katewalker @ with your postal address 


Debby said...

I think The Devil and Miss Jones for both.
debby236 at gmail dot com

Laney4 said...

Since you are celebrating a 65th romance book, I'm thinking that a sky-blue flower arrangement would continue with the love theme (either short-term fresh bouquet or long-term silk arrangement). If you want something that is a reminder outside of the home too, then I suggest a sky-blue silk scarf to dress up an outfit perhaps worn to book signings, lectures, etc.
I have read all of the books you noted EXCEPT Konstantos Marriage Demand, so methinks that would be the one I'd love to win, Kate! Many thanks for that opportunity - and CONGRATULATIONS on another remarkable achievement....

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Mary Preston said...

Congratulations!!! That is amazing.

My daughter had a watch with a sky-blue leather band; it was gorgeous. I have seen some beautiful jewellery with sky-blue gemstones like an aquamarine.

My copy of "Sicilian Husband, Blackmailed Bride" has gone missing, so if fortunate that would be my choice thank you.

Kate Walker said...

Hi everyone - and thank you for visiting and commenting! I'm so happy to have your congratulations - and see the great ideas you've suggested as possible celebration gifts! I must keep these and perhaps share them with my DH to put aside for when the 65th wedding anniversary comes around! (only another 20 years to go!!) I must admit I do like the idea of the flowers - and the jewellery.

I'm in a happy mood with celebrating - and I just had a bit ore good news this morning too so Charlie and Ruby are happy to pick winner(s) - and they've picked - ALL OF YOU!!

So Debby - A copy of The Devil and Miss Jones
Laney - The Konstantos Marriage Demand
Denise . . .???? Can you let me know your choice of book.
and Mary - I'll replace that copy of Sicilian Husband, Blackmailed Bride!

After all, the 65th title is not something that happens very often! :-)

Please email katewalker AT to let me have your postal address and I'll get the book in the mail to you asap.

Mary Preston said...

Thank you!! Very generous.