I’m still currently in Uruguay, eating pizza some nights in charming rustic spots, but also writing my next book, I swear!
My Latest Book News!
The first review—from Kirkus—is now in for my upcoming suspense novel HAVE YOU SEEN ME? and I’m thrilled to share it with you. Hey, I love being told I’ve turned things on their head.
“White (Such a Perfect Wife, 2019, etc.) provides the twists and shocks that any reader of domestic thrillers expects and savors, but she also manages to use some of our expectations to create clever dead ends…An engaging novel that turns some clichés of recent thrillers on their heads.”
If you’re eager for a psychological thriller to add to your “to-read” list this spring, I hope you’ll consider pre-ordering this week. Pre-orders help authors tremendously by building momentum, and of course doing so also guarantees you’ll be one of the first to read the book. Just click below on the order site of your choosing.
I’d Love to Meet You!
The tour for HAVE YOU SEEN ME? hasn’t been finalized yet, but here’s a peek at a few of the places I’ll definitely be appearing:
The Poisoned Pen Bookstore
Murder on the Beach Mystery Bookstore
Del Ray, FL
Gaithersburg Book Festival
details to come
details to follow
Looking for a Speaker at Your Library or Writer’s Event?
Recently I just started offering a new talk to groups, one with information I’m very excited to share: “On Becoming an Author: Forging a New Creative Path and Finding Winning Ideas All Around You.” I’m also offering a workshop called: “How to Conquer Procrastination, Crush Writer’s Block, and Generate Fantastic Plot Twists Even When the Well is Dry.” You can find out how to book me on katewhite.com.
What I’m Reading
The Dutch House
By Ann Patchett
A powerful, poignant story of the amazing, but eventually tested, bond between a brother and sister who are abandoned by their stepmother when their father dies. You cannot get these incredible characters out of your head.
The Weight of Lies
By Emily Carpenter
In this thriller a young woman investigates the forty-year-old murder that inspired her mother’s bestselling novel, uncovering devastating truths—and dangerous lies. A definite page turner and especially fun to read if you happen to BE a novelist.
What I’m Cooking
Ensalada verde, a.k.a. the simplest green salad in the world
Okay, I know what you’re thinking when you look at this photo of what seems to be only lettuce: “Is Kate losing her mind recommending something so pathetically basic?” But hear me out. In the U.S. salads these days often seem to have so many complicated layers, but it’s very typical in Uruguay—where I live in the winter—to eat a salad that’s made of nothing but lettuce (a common one here is Mantecosa, similar to Bib or Butter lettuce) and have it dressed with only extra virgin olive oil and balsamic vinegar. We have it at almost every meal (well, not breakfast). In some cases it makes a nice third item on the plate, but occasionally I’ll serve it to my husband and me along with roast chicken and that’s the entire meal, which is all we need. My favorite dressing is olive oil (¼ cup) that you slowly beat into in 2TB of white wine vinegar, a teaspoon or so of mustard, salt and pepper. An ensalada verde is also glorious after a main course with some great cheeses.
Until next month,