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Katherine Bone

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I'm addicted to history and romance! Raised an Army brat, I was swept off my feet by a military officer, married him, and then traveled the world. After raising four children and putting down roots in the south, the muse came calling with abandon. Adventure. Mayhem. Swashbuckling heroes. My books offer an escape you will always remember. It's never too late to turn pirate. ;)

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Katherine Bone The absolute best thing about being a writer is experiencing the adventure along with my characters! I write escapism. When I was a young military…moreThe absolute best thing about being a writer is experiencing the adventure along with my characters! I write escapism. When I was a young military wife and my husband was called away on duty, leaving me alone to care for our four children, I needed to escape, to believe that my rogue would return, to have that happy ending I so desperately desired. I truly believe people NEED happy endings. Years ago, as I devoured romance novels, other authors helped me through very tough times by providing that escape, distance from my fears, sadness, and loneliness. If I can achieve a smidgen of that with my readers, I'll consider that a wonderful success!(less)
Katherine Bone Ahoy, Lady Cynthia! Thank you so much for contacting me! It's always great to talk to readers, authors, especially other pirate authors. Woot!

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Ahoy, Lady Cynthia! Thank you so much for contacting me! It's always great to talk to readers, authors, especially other pirate authors. Woot!

To answer your question, keeping things fresh and trying not to 'same o' is super hard, I know. I try to remind myself that there are only 5-10 original stories in the history of storytelling. That helps to minimize the pressure. LOL! It helps that my brainstorming partner writes Urban Fantasy, though she loves to read historicals. She keeps me on my toes and helps me veer from the norm. Strange though it may sound, the collaboration totally works!

Most times I find a compelling piece of history and then say, "What if?" For instance, the idea for my Nelson's Tea Series started when I discovered Admiral Nelson was never without his tea, even during battle. Immediately, I thought it would be cool that 'tea' was a code name he used for mercenaries/spies and when he asked for tea, it meant something else entirely.

In my Regent's Revenge Series, I borrowed the idea of Robin Hood and the Dread Pirate Roberts. With smuggling rife on the Cornish coast, who better to help than a man willing to disguise himself. And even better, men who operated under the guise of the Black Regent, fulfilling obligations before turning the duty over to another hero.

Also, I asked my readers what they wanted to see in pirate romance. (Highly suggest doing the same.) Their suggestions helped me to build a storyverse based on those tropes.

Key to keeping things fresh will be your voice, your life experiences, your view of piracy, your take on heroes and heroines, your perspective on emotions and adventure, and how you weave all of this together while writing your book. What helps me is digging into my life experiences and using those to fuel my characters, keeping in mind that people are the same no matter where they live, past, present, and/or future. The only difference is their environment; be it war, peace, etc.

I hopes this helps you in some way. I was just thinking the other day, how can I keep things fresh. It's definitely a journey. Just remember that no one sees things like you do. Tap into the well of life you've experienced and create a world of AWESOME!

Blessings, Katherine(less)
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Katherine Bone Thanks for your friend request, Cathie!! And thanks for wanting to read my book!!! Enjoy the adventure and live life to the fullest!!! <3


Cathiecaffey Thank you for the friendship Katherine! I do have your DUKE BY DAY, ROGUE BY NIGHT eBook to read! Great to meet you!


Katherine Bone Delilah wrote: "Hello, hello Katherine!!! Thank you for friending me :) Happy reading AND writing!"

Hi Delilah!! Thank you!!! Your books and covers are always so sexy!!


Delilah Marvelle Hello, hello Katherine!!! Thank you for friending me :) Happy reading AND writing!


Katherine Bone Savannah wrote: "Katherine, thank you for the friendship. It is lovely to connect with you.
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Thanks for connecting, Savannah!!


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Savannah Katherine, thank you for the friendship. It is lovely to connect with you.
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