Author event and giveaway: Kathryn Kay
I was so excited to meet Kathryn Kay at Fiction Addiction, I forgot to take a picture, so I grabbed this one from her website. I guess I was too busy chatting while I was there since Kathryn is so easy to talk to.
Kathryn was born in Michigan and grew up in England, returning to the US for high school. After several years of college, she moved to Florence, Italy for five years and studied antique restoration with an emphasis in 15th Century inlay. She currently lives in Nantucket with her family and teaches writing workshops for women at the Nantucket Writer’s Studio.
Since Kathryn’s debut novel is entitled The Gilder, I asked her what a gilder is. She told me a gilder is craftsman who performs gilding – using gold and silver to artistically cover an object with gold leaf. The Gilder is getting a lot of praise and gaining a lot of attention.
- National Geographic Traveler says it’s a must read for anyone traveling to Florence.
- Kathie Lee Gifford recommended it on The Today Show.
- The Gilder is an Indie Pick.
Kathryn’s next book is set in London and features three sisters.
When I asked Kathryn if she would make a video for me telling readers about The Gilder she happily obliged.
Thanks to Melissa at Fiction Addiction for taking this video for me and to Carl for editing it.
I got Kathryn to autograph a copy of The Gilder for one lucky reader. To enter to win an autographed copy of THE GILDER simply fill out the entry form. Contest is open worldwide – one entry per person, please. I will use random.org to determine the winner. Contest ends at midnight EST Thursday, April 26, 2012. Winner will be announced on Friday, April 27, 2012. Comments are welcome (and appreciated) but will not get you an entry in the contest.