Something About KJ

By day I’m an ER nurse and all the other days and nights in between, I’m writing Romance under the pen name Kathryn L James.   I remember falling in love with writing when I was a kid.  Our teacher wrote a partial sentence on the chalkboard (showing my age).  We had to finish her sentence and write a story.  This must have been a favorite assignment of hers because I recall doing them often. In high school, I focused on short stories and poetry, but read romance every day.   In my early teens, I found my grandmother’s stash of Harlequin Romance and so the love of reading love stories began.

After graduation, life happened.  I married my high sweetheart, and I am blessed.  He supports all that I do and after all these years, I still have it bad for him 🙂  Writing may have been put on a back burner, but I never pushed it completely aside.  How could I?  There were sign/reminders everywhere. . .that’s another story for another time.  Today, I’ll  share the last ‘sign’,  the one that turned on my green light.  My daughter lived and breathed Twilight.  I checked out what she was so obsessed with. . .and came across an interview of Stephanie Meyer.   She talked about coming up with the idea from a dream, the meadow scene, and started typing it out on her laptop.  A wife, a busy mom and Wa-lah. . . She. Did. It.  That one interview made the wheels in my brain start turning.  I. Can. Do. It.

My current work in progress (almost finished) is called Crazy Beautiful Lies.  Jenna Capwell thought she had it all.  The perfect fiancé.  The perfect love.  Until tragedy strikes and dark betraying secrets surface.  She meets Blake DeLuca under circumstances of Crazy Beautiful Lies. . . and the hot and steamy romance begins.

My new motto comes from an anonymous author:

She believed she could, so she did.

Until next time,



Author: Kathryn L. James

I write contemporary romance under the name Kathryn L. James with a steamy edge. . .some say it borders erotica romance. I'm writing my first novel called Crazy Beautiful Lies and have fallen in love with my own characters Blake DeLuca and Jenna Capwell. I love a happy ending with angst along the way. My characters go through hell getting them to the HEA. When I'm not writing, I'm enjoying family time or at the day job as a nurse. Fortunately I have a day job, I happen to love! I married my high school sweetheart and after all these years still have it bad for him. :) We have three amazing kids who are grown and blessed with two little ones who visit often. And if we're going to tell everything about me, I can't leave out my sweet poodle who is usually in my lap while I'm pecking away on my story. I have an addiction to chocolate, love Moscato D'Asti and hates coconut cream and pecan pies.

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