Please tell us a little about yourself.
I’m an author? Ha.
I lead a double life! Not only do I write and do all my authory things, I have a full time job as an engineering designer. Engineers think things up and I draw them into the computer, so they can build them. I’ve done that for the Army, the Navy and now I do windows. I actually really love designing—almost as much as I love writing.
How long have you been a published writer?
Five years now! Unless you count a few poems when I was in high school. And I don’t. because they were bad.
How long does it take you to write a book?
A month, if I’m really going at it, but that’s only about 50K, and I usually write longer than that.
What would you say is your interesting writing quirk?
I must write from the beginning of the story to the end. I can’t jump around I tried it once and it was the worst experience of my writing life!
What was one of the most surprising things you learned in creating your books?
I’m a pretty twisted person. Like really twisted, and willing to do research and math to get that twistedness to shine through.
You’re a new addition to the crayon box. What color would you be and why?
Blue! Always blue. It’s comforting color and my favorite. I color in the sky AND water.
We finish the interview and you step outside and find a lottery ticket that ends up winning $10 million. What would you do?
I love spoiling friends, so after getting my bills in order and buying a house, I’d probably take a bunch of my friends on some really cool vacations, like Bora-bora, a train through the Canadian Rockies, maybe see if we could get a night at Castle Bran—Dracula’s Castle in Romania.
What was the last gift you gave someone?
It’s just after Christmas! But, it’s my husband’s gift: tickets to see Weezer and the Pixies.
What’s the last thing you watched on TV and why did you choose to watch it?
I’m actually watching something called Horrible Histories. Why? Because I love history and this is a little different from the typical show. It’s about all the bad things that happened all the time in history. See the twisted answer above. *laughing*
What’s your favorite dish to cook?
I’m pretty much a pasta person, but I make and can my own tomato sauce because I’ve never been able to find a good jarred sauce.
This makes about 20+ cups of the stuff. Be warned.
4 LARGE cans tomato puree (replace 1 for 1 with chopped or stewed for chunkier sauce)
1 LARGE can of tomato sauce (NOT the spiced stuff... plain plain plain!)
2 or 4 small cans of tomato paste (4 if you like thick sauce, 2 if you like not so thick sauce)
All to taste:
fresh minced Garlic (Love garlic, use a lot, like 10 cloves)
basil (At least 1 tablespoon
bay leaf (no more than 3!)
oregano (This is the key herb, start at ¼ cup dried.)
salt (don’t over salt, this is only to bring the taste out)
oil (extra virgin olive is best)
sausage (sweet italian pork works best)
onion (optional, will make the sauce sweet)
in a HUGE pot, like 12+ quarts, lightly coat the bottom with oil. Cut sausage into 1" peices and cook through. When the sausage begins to brown, add minced garlic (and onion if choosing to do so) and allow to brown. Add tomato paste and simmer for 1 hour Add the rest of the tomato products, oregano, 3 bay leaves, basil, salt to taste. Stir and simmer for 2 and half hours... mix and tasting occasionally, adding more spice as you feel is necessary. Let cool about 1 hour, then divvy up into 5- 4 cup freezable containers. I suggest putting one in the fridge and the others in the freezer. It's good frozen for up 6 months. Or, pressure can the remaining!
Please tell us about your book that we are showcasing today-
So, KNOTS is book 3 in the Club Imperial series. I write a lot of duet stories, for some reason, and while it’s #3, it’s also a new story with new characters. When I was writing Consensual and Broken Bonds, I learned about an art in Japan called shibari. In Japan, it is pure the art of ropes—using them for everything. There are floats made purely of the rope designs, and there are no screws, bolts, or pins of any kind. In the US, shibari and the art of Kinbaku are sexual in nature only. We don’t have the rope art except for the kink of being tied up. And it’s not just tying wrists together. It’s entire art designs. And I was amazed by it. So Cece became a rope artist in the book, enjoying the kinky aspects that we use it for in the US.
Armed with a pen name, Katherine Rhodes has gird her loins and set her mind to writing erotic romances which are kinky, dirty, and fun. As a lackadaisical laundry goddess, and an expert in the profundities of bad music and awful literature-thanks to her husband-Katherine strives to find balance in the universe and time to cook dinner. An East Coast dweller, currently located in the Philadelphia Tristate area, she is the proud servants of three cats and would take a vacation in Prague over a day at the beach any time…
Club Imperial Series
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Amazon | BN | iBooks | Kobo
Amazon | BN | iBooks
Amazon | BN | iBooks