Monday, April 14, 2014

From the Desk of Kathleen Kirkwood ... Heading Forward



Friends,

Due to the recent loss of my brother and the ongoing family health issues that need my personal attention and presence — all gladly given — I confess, my writing has been greatly slowed.

Mr. KK has brought to my attention the many visits to my website and especially the numerous views given to, PIRATES’ MOON, my upcoming book. Be assured this work is indeed in progress, and I’m quite excited about bringing it to you and the light of print. It is truly a book of my heart. Hopefully, PIRATES’ MOON will be available soon, though I cannot offer a date at this moment.

Meanwhile, with Mr. KK’s assistance, the Kathleen Kirkwood Historicals website will be “refreshed” with new additions, putting you in closer touch with my novel’s characters, real and fictious, plus offering extra bits of interesting background information, and even recipes enjoyed by the characters in their respective stories.

Also, my blog will return, the goal being weekly postings. Mr. KK strongly suggests I keep the blogs short and fun (in other words “get back to writing the book!” as he’s always nudging me).

Aye, aye, sir. Sounds like a plan. My next blog post will be on the total lunar eclipse that will visible tonight across the U.S. I’ll be watching. Will you? Or did you not realize — tonight is the night of the Blood Moon? Could Captain Damian Wynters and his crew be sailing from the mists of time once more? Follow this link to discover the Legend of the Pirates’ Moon, and in my next blog I include a most curious connection between the events in this novel to tonight’s lunar eclipse .
 

Saturday, March 15, 2014

Happy Saint Patrick's Day!



As I wrote in my previous post, St. Patrick’s Day holds a warm place in my heart, not only for the saint himself and for the wee bit of Irish blood that runs in my veins, but because it was on St. Patrick’s Day that I received “The Call” and was offered my very first publishing contract with New York — this for THE VALIANT HEART. Remarkably, all of my published works that followed are also connected to St. Patrick’s Day in one way or another.

Here are some fun links on St. Patrick (and his day) for your enjoyment:


StPatricksDay.com - 50 facts about St. Patrick

Thanks to all who participated in the St. Patrick's Day sale! The promotion is now over and all pricing has returned to normal.

Visit the Kathleen Kirkwood Purchase Links Page for links to all of my works, available from All Romance eBooks, Amazon, Apple, Barnes and Noble, Kobobooks and Createspace.

 Sláinte!

Saturday, March 1, 2014

Wearing O’ the Green




March is here and it’s time to put on the green and raise a pint.

St. Patrick’s Day holds a warm place in my heart, not only for the saint himself and for the wee bit of Irish blood that runs in my veins, but because it was on St. Patrick’s Day that I received “The Call” and was offered my very first publishing contract with New York — this for THE VALIANT HEART. Remarkably, all of my published works that followed are also connected to St. Patrick’s Day.

What better month to offer a promotional celebration of my HEART trilogy, two of which feature Ireland in their tales?

So, for the entire month of March, each book of the HEART trilogy is on sale for $2.99. Kathleen Kirkwood Collection #2, which contains the entire HEART trilogy is also on sale for $6.99.

Sláinte!

Saturday, February 1, 2014

Love and a Valentine Special are in the Air

 
“Many are the stars I see, but in my eye no star like thee.” — English saying on poesy rings
 
In honor of all lovers, wherever you may be, a Valentine Special:

THE VALIANT HEART

Only .99 cents, for all of February 2014

 
Anyone can catch your eye, but it takes someone special to catch your heart.  — Author Unknown

Wednesday, January 1, 2014

Happy New Year!

 


"Another fresh new year is here . . .
Another year to live!
To banish worry, doubt, and fear,
To love and laugh and give!

This bright new year is given me
To live each day with zest . . .
To daily grow and try to be
My highest and my best!

I have the opportunity
Once more to right some wrongs,
To pray for peace, to plant a tree,
And sing more joyful songs!"
 
William Arthur Ward
American dedicated scholar, author, editor, pastor and teacher
 

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Glad Tidings to All - Special Holiday Promotion


I'm pleased to announce my 2013 Holiday promotion. All of the Kathleen Kirkwood e-books are now on sale through December 31st at a reduced price.
 
Visit www.KathleenKirkwoodHistoricals.com for details or go to the Kathleen Kirkwood Purchase Links Page for direct links to all of the books available for purchase from all of the major retailers that carry them. Please note that it takes anywhere from a few minutes to a few days for the price changes to propagate through the vendors' ordering systems. If you don't see the reduced prices yet, please check back with them later.

Sunday, December 1, 2013

In memory of my beloved brother . . .




James L. Barbour, Jr.
8-9-1946 to 11-9-2013

 Grieve not ...
nor speak of me with tears...
but laugh and talk of me...
as though I were there beside you.
I loved you so...
'twas Heaven here with you.
- Isla Richardson