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Kate McMurray is a nonfiction editor. Also, she is crafty (mostly knitting and sewing, but she also wields power tools), she plays the violin, and she dabbles in various other pursuits. She’s maybe a tiny bit obsessed with baseball. She lives in Brooklyn, NY, with a presumptuous cat.

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Kate McMurray Hi Kelly! The answer is maybe. I have some ideas for a sequel; if I can figure out how to do it in a way that works for all of the characters, I will.…moreHi Kelly! The answer is maybe. I have some ideas for a sequel; if I can figure out how to do it in a way that works for all of the characters, I will. My current publication schedule is a little bonkers, but an In Hot Pursuit sequel is definitely in the realm of possibility. (less)
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I ran across this article today: In the Early 20th Century, America Was Awash in Incredible Queer Nightlife (Subtitle: Then Prohibition ended, and the closet was born.) It’s an interesting read while also tying in very well to some of the themes I’ve explored in writing my historical romances.


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Josephine Myles Hi Kate - thanks for the friendvite! I keep meaning to read your books because I hear so many good things about them, but being a Brit I'm mystified by baseball. Actually, I'm mystified by cricket too, so that's no excuse :)

Jo x


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Val Kovalin Thanks for the friends-add! I love your fiction. Best, Val


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Kate McMurray Very cool! I hope you enjoy it!

Leaundra wrote: "Kate, thanks for accepting. I'm about to read In Hot Pursuit. It looks really good. Thanks again...Leaundra"


Leaundra Kate, thanks for accepting. I'm about to read In Hot Pursuit. It looks really good. Thanks again...Leaundra


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