Catherine Hemmerling has been a technical writer in the software industry for nearly twenty years and has published many user manuals and technical documentation in that time. She has always had a love of writing fiction but has never pursued publication in that genre until now.
Hopefully it is the beginning of a long new journey with Lady Lancaster and the Garden Society girls. Certainly historical romance (especially the scandalous kind) is more fun than writing technical documents!
This author happily resides in Tehachapi, California (near Bakersfield - home of her Alma-mater!) with her family.
Catherine writes for Entangled Publishing's Scandalous historical line and is thrilled to be part of their family of writers!
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Thoughts From a First-time Author
Being a first time author, I can admit to knowing nothing about the publishing process. What I have learned is that a good editor is worth her weight in gold.
Frankly, by the time my first book was picked up to be published, I had already finished the next two books in the series and I felt they were so much better than the first. I was somewhat ashamed with my first offering, feeling I was a better writer and had more solidly ?found my voice? in my next works, that I almost wished I could switch out my second book for the first.
But we had gone too far for that ? already I was receiving edits on Taming Her Forbidden Earl. And I must say they were fantastic. So helpful and on point, but with enough leeway that the changes, the story, was still my own.
When all was said and done, I ended up with a much better book than I had going in. Finding out that publishing my book was a team effort, was a big ? and very nice ? surprise. Now that the book has been released, I am on the publicity side of things and again part of an extraordinary team. It is such an exciting process, trying to sell a book. I am doing things I never thought I would. I have a Twitter account and followers! I have my own website and blog. I am on a whirlwind blog tour, this stop at Ramblings From This Chick being just one of many. And I am having a fantastic time.
People are asking me for my autograph! Of course, they are mostly family and friends, but it?s still a surreal experience. And I think to myself what a little forethought could have done for my signature. It?s horrible! My name is so very long that over the years my signature has turned into an awful squiggle. Who wants to see that scrawled across a promotional copy of my cover? I don?t! How pretentious would it be to practice a signature? No, really, I want to know. Should it be my real, authentic, completely illegible signature, or a facsimile thereof?
Who would have ever thought this would be my biggest conundrum in life? Guess I am pretty darn blessed.
Everyone knows William Bredon, the earl of Pembroke, has a reputation as a captivating rogue, determined to never marry until his duty to produce an heir requires it. So when he invites Lady Hannah Rochester to dance, Hannah vows to keep her distance. But the undeniably gorgeous William, with his dark humor and seductive gaze, draws her in nonetheless.
Of course, Lady Hannah is not completely what she seems, either. A member of the dowager Lady Lancaster’s Garden Society, she secretly spends her days solving mysteries and uncovering intrigues, and when she brings William into the fold, a sinister plot develops that brings the two closer together. William’s protective nature ensures he remains by Hannah’s side, but he will not surrender his anti-marriage stance.
Can intrigue, passion, and maybe even a little bit of scandal reform the most notorious of rakes?
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