Fiction – Historical drama
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A late-19th-century prostitute talks about her childhood, her life at a brothel in an imaginary town called Willow Bend, Louisiana, and the struggles that changed her life.
This story was completed on-line under the title Kate on 10 February, 2013, almost exactly a year after the first post went up on Picture It & Write. Ermisenda Alvarez, co-host of Ermila blog and the Picture It & Write prompt, designed this beautiful cover for me and you helped select it with your votes and comments.
I’ve completed the compiled manuscript. It’s been through three bouts of editing now, a couple of beta readers, and after a voodoo doll was procured in New Orleans to help me with my self-confidence, I’ve started shopping for an agent. The original draft has been password protected, but you may always continue to read and share the Prologue.
I can’t express enough how difficult emotionally this story was for me to write, and how impossible it would have been without the love and support you all gave me along the way. Thanks so much to everyone who supported Kate’s story! ♥
Related stuff that is not part of the book…
The Old Saloon – This older Picture It & Write contribution was written using some of Kate’s “memories.”
Sold – This piece of fan fiction was written by Adam Drake at 1 Story A Week with my permission. Thank you so much for the incredible honor Adam! ♥
To My Readers – A heartfelt thank you. ♥
William’s Ritual – I couldn’t pass it up with the picture of the watch, some parts of this were added to the edit copy. This was the fifth of five Picture It & Write posts that were incorporated into this novel.
Book Review: Kate by Anne Schilde – The most amazing experience of my life to see this! Find out what Ermisenda Alvarez had to say (wow, I totally just had déjà vu writing that) about my story in my first ever book review!
Dorothy Dix Talks – Contains spoilers! A short epilogue written from my last unused notes. It won’t be part of the book.