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Kathleen Kent

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Kathleen Kent's latest book is titled THE DIME (Feb. 2017), a contemporary crime novel set in Dallas. She is the author of three best-selling novels, The Heretic’s Daughter---recipient of the David J. Langum Sr. award for American historical fiction---The Traitor’s Wife, and The Outcasts (set in 1870 Texas) which was the recipient of the American Library Association’s 2014 top choice for Historical Fiction, as well as the recipient of a Will Rogers Medallion Award for Western fiction.

Author Note: I grew up in Texas, but lived and worked in New York City for twenty years. After returning to Dallas, I was enchanted, but also baffled, by the rich, and sometimes absurd, cultural soup that is Texas, with its cowboys and Confederate Army re-enac
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Kathleen Kent Hi, Jim, thanks for the question. The Dime is available for preorder now at Amazon.com and Barnes & Noble. And, until Feb. 14th, you can order the…moreHi, Jim, thanks for the question. The Dime is available for preorder now at Amazon.com and Barnes & Noble. And, until Feb. 14th, you can order the e-version at a special price of $7.99. Hope you enjoy the first of the Detective Betty series.(less)
Kathleen Kent Ah, the dreaded Writer's Block. Usually it happens to me when I'm distracted, tired, hungry, etc. A long walk, or even a drive in the car, will help…moreAh, the dreaded Writer's Block. Usually it happens to me when I'm distracted, tired, hungry, etc. A long walk, or even a drive in the car, will help to unstick the wheels of creativity. And sometimes, taking a break from writing for a day or two, will be enough to bring fresh ideas to the manuscript.(less)
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220px-Silks_mattie        The sign over Mattie Silk’s famous brothel in Denver read, “Men Taken in and Done For.”   Considered a great beauty when she was younger, she ran one of the most expensive parlor houses in the city in the mid-1800′s.   Unlike almost all of her contemporaries, though, she was never a prostitute herself, and began her successful sporting house career at nineteen.   For more than forty yea...

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“Sharing secrets is the way in which women tie themselves together, for it reveals complicity and trust. Holding secrets shows trustworthiness and a sort of quite defiance. It is a natural thing for a female to hold secrets within her breast until the time is ripe to release them. Does it not follow the way in which her body is formed? A woman is made with that dark and mysterious recess that can grow a child safely until the child is ready to come out onto the birthing bed. And like birthing, secrets present themselves in many ways. some slip easily into the world, others must be torn out, if the body is unwilling.”
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“Life is not what you have or what you can keep. It is what you can bear to lose.”
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“There is no death in remembrance. Remember me, Sarah. Remember me, and a part of me will always be with you." - Martha Carrier to her daughter, Sarah Carrier”
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“Sharing secrets is the way in which women tie themselves together, for it reveals complicity and trust. Holding secrets shows trustworthiness and a sort of quite defiance. It is a natural thing for a female to hold secrets within her breast until the time is ripe to release them. Does it not follow the way in which her body is formed? A woman is made with that dark and mysterious recess that can grow a child safely until the child is ready to come out onto the birthing bed. And like birthing, secrets present themselves in many ways. some slip easily into the world, others must be torn out, if the body is unwilling.”
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“Dr. Tom had said that Texas was the only place he had ever found that, when it killed you, it didn't forget about you.”
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“When you leave New York you ain't going anywhere.”
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“It's hard to imagine, seeing how crowded the sky looks tonight, how far away one star is from another. Like, people, really. We can appear to be standing right next to each other, and yet in our minds, we can be thousands of miles away, lost to the outer reaches. But we're all together in the same black soup, which makes us all related somehow.”
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Kathleen Valerie wrote: "Thank you for becoming my friend on goodreads, Kathleen. I look forward to chating books with you.
All best wishes,
Valerie Penny"


Thanks, Penny! Love to connect with passionate readers. KK


Valerie Penny Thank you for becoming my friend on goodreads, Kathleen. I look forward to chating books with you.
All best wishes,
Valerie Penny


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Beth Hi Kathleen,
Thanks for befriending this fellow Goodreads author here. I loved The Heretic's Daughter, and I can't count how many people I've recommended the book to!


Kathleen Jim wrote: "Looking forward to seeing you at the Texas Writers & Words Series in McKinney on November 14th!

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Thank you for your support, Jim!


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Jim David Looking forward to seeing you at the Texas Writers & Words Series in McKinney on November 14th!

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