Monday, February 8, 2010

Kay Thomas

Kay Thomas writes “bulletproof” romantic thrillers for Harlequin Intrigue. Having grown up in the heart of the Mississippi Delta, she considers herself a recovering Southern belle. Today she lives in Dallas with her husband, their two children and a shockingly spoiled Boston Terrier named Jack.

About a week ago I asked her what she was reading. Her reply:
I just finished Hunt Her Down by Roxanne St. Claire. It’s a terrific romantic suspense thriller set in Florida and part of her series about private security specialists. These sexy stories are fun adventures with their exotic locales, crimes and people.

I recently reread Save the Cat! by Blake Snyder. I’ve found it to be a wonderful resource for plotting that I often return to when I’m starting a new book or when I hit a snag in a current work in progress. I was fortunate enough to hear Blake speak a couple of years ago at the Romance Writer’s of America conference. His work completely changed the way I look at planning a story and has saved me hours of time in solving plot problems. It was a huge loss last year when he passed away.

I’m about to start Diana Gabaldon’s An Echo in the Bone. It’s been on my Kindle since the week it came out last fall but I haven’t had a stretch of time where I knew I wouldn’t be interrupted. I tend to read her books very quickly. I adore the characters she created in her Outlander series and I can’t wait to see what happens to Jamie and Claire Fraser.
Kay Thomas' latest release, Bulletproof Bodyguard, is scheduled to hit store shelves April 13, 2010. Her debut novel, Better Than Bulletproof (January 2009) is a Romantic Times Reviewer’s Choice Nominee for Best First Series Romance. Her second book, Bulletproof Texas was released in April 2009. For excerpts, book trailers and more, visit her website.

--Marshal Zeringue