November seemed to come so fast this year, didn’t it? One minute I was savoring the fall colors (in Pennsylvania we had one of the most gorgeous autumns in years), and then the next thing I knew, all the trees were bare.
My Thanksgiving this year turned out to be very special, both a family gathering and a Friendsgiving, because our kids brought along pals. My husband and I had just returned from a week in Colombia, and it was great to be with everyone again.
I hope your Thanksgiving was very special, too. Was yours a family event, a Friendsgiving, or a combo? Do you make certain dishes that have become real specialties of yours? I have to confess that though I cook a lot, I’m absolutely terrible at turkey, stuffing, and mashed potatoes, so our holiday meal is always a little untraditional. I do a turkey breast instead of a whole bird, serve roast potatoes instead of mashed, and then just add some dishes I know I probably won’t blow. Ha, my kids think Caesar salad is typical Thanksgiving fare!
Of course, Thanksgiving is about more than food, so let me take this moment to say a huge thank you for all the support you’ve given me as an author over the past year (and years!). If you were to ask me what I enjoy most about writing suspense fiction, I’d say that creating twisty plots is at the top of the list, but it’s quickly followed by my interaction with the women who read my books. I love learning a little about your lives, the books and movies you enjoy, and the foods you love to make—whether through my website (katewhite.com), Facebook (@KateWhiteAuthor), or Instagram (Katewhite_author). It’s something I really look forward to every day.
Cover Reveal Coming in January!
I can’t wait for you to see the cover of my 2023 psychological thriller, BETWEEN TWO STRANGERS, which I’ll be posting in less than two months. I absolutely love the cover the art department at Harper Perennial created! And I’m so excited about the book itself (pub date: May 16), the story of a woman who mysteriously inherits two and a half million dollars from a man she had a one-night stand with twelve years before and then never saw again. This book is one of my favorites for sure.
What I’m Reading
Sometimes People Die
By Simon Stephenson
Boy, I needed this thriller! Because I’d just finished reading several suspense novels in a row that were all so preposterous, and I was desperate for something really good.
Sometimes People Die is an utterly compelling thriller about a troubled British doctor working at a hospital where someone on staff has begun killing off patients. The author is not only a fantastic writer, but as a former doctor he was able to make everything so credible—and fascinating, too. Don’t expect a lot of fireworks. It’s just a solid, gripping read, part procedural, part whodunit.
What I’m Making
Have you ever wondered how everyday Italian restaurants can make an iceberg lettuce salad taste so good? It turns out they have a few surprising tricks up their sleeves, which are revealed in this very tasty recipe from Lucali in Brooklyn. My fabulous brother Jim passed it along to me, and I love serving it before any kind of pasta with red sauce or, as I did recently, with chicken grilled on my stovetop.