September News

//September News

In The Great Gatsby, Daisy Buchanan’s friend Jordan Baker announces at one point during a conversation that, “Life starts all over again when it gets crisp in the fall.” Though Jordan isn’t a very likeable character, I’ve always loved that quote. Because life does seem to start over again in the fall, doesn’t it? As much as I cherish summer, it’s nice in September to step into a pair of new fall shoes, burrow down under the duvet, and tackle a few stalled projects.


I watched the eclipse across the street from my house in New York City and got to share my glasses with a ton of people.

This fall happens to be really special for me. Though I will definitely pick up a few projects I put aside—like my Spanish lessons!—I’ll be spending a lot of time focusing on both press and events related to my seventh Bailey Weggins mystery, Even If It Kills Her, which debuts in October. I’m not really sure how I let so much time pass before I set down to pen this Bailey book. I wrote a couple of stand alone psychological thrillers (including The Secrets You Keep, which came out in April), I edited the Mystery Writers of America Cookbook, and then suddenly five whole years had gone by.

But the book is finally coming out, and I’m really excited. In her pre-publication review, Michele Leber of Booklist wrote: “White builds suspense masterfully…and this seventh in the series has the makings of another hit. Bailey is a smart, sexy sleuth, and her exploits make for thoroughly entertaining reading.”

I hope you’ll pre-order as soon as possible. (Pre-ordering makes a huge difference for an author.) And please let me know what you think.

Pre-order EVEN IF IT KILLS HER

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Of course, summer isn’t over yet. I hope you enjoy the last few weeks of the season and perhaps even try my favorite peach recipe, below.

What I’ve Been Reading:

WHAT’S BECOME OF HER by Deb Caletti. I loved her first adult novel, HE’S GONE, with its terrific characterizations and haunting plot. This book is a nuanced, somewhat quiet psychological thriller, but I really enjoyed it. She’s a beautiful writer who digs deep with her characters. I was waiting for a twist at the end and it came with a bang, though it wasn’t at all what I expected.

THE MARSH KING’S DAUGHTER by Karen Dionne. There was a lot of prepublication buzz about this book so I ordered it mainly out of curiosity. I’m only forty pages in but really liking it so far. A fascinating protagonist and gripping story.

   

What I’m Cooking:


This peach dessert is truly to die for.

Fresh peaches are still selling at my local farm stand and at this time of year I love making a peach dessert I learned from a former food editor of mine when I was in the magazine business. Slice off chunks of peaches, leaving skin on. Lay out on a baking sheet. Dab a little dark brown sugar onto the top of each piece and then broil, skin side down, until the peaches start to caramelize, only a couple of minutes. Watch carefully. Top each with a teaspoon of mascarpone cheese. This dish is to die for. When I’m being really wicked, I serve with a plate of brownies.

Until next month, 
 

 

By | 2017-09-06T12:36:42+00:00 September 6th, 2017|Kate White's Blog|Comments Off on September News

About the Author:

Kate White

Kate White is the New York Times bestselling author of twelve novels of suspense: seven Bailey Weggins mysteries, including the recent Even If It Kills Her, and five stand-alone psychological thrillers. For fourteen years she was the editor-in-chief of Cosmopolitan magazine, and though she loved the job (and the Cosmo beauty closet!), she decided to leave in late 2013 to concentrate full time on being an author and speaker. More.