Monthly Archives: January 2016

Mexican Soup

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What’s cooking y’all? Tonight I made a Mexican soup. In 1999, my dear friend Adrienne scribbled this recipe on the back of a piece of mail, and I’ve kept it all these years. Old recipes are the best recipes… xo

Ingredients

  • 2-3 large cans of chicken broth
  •  2 pounds of cooked shredded chicken (tonight I picked a rotisserie chicken)
  • 1 bag of frozen cauliflower
  •  1 can of corn
  • few stalks of celery
  • 1/4 cabbage chopped
  • 1 small can chopped green chilies
  • 2-4 jalapeños chopped
  • 1 large onion
  • 1/2 bunch of fresh cilantro
  • package of Mexican rice
  • cumin
  • oregano
  • salt and pepper
  • toppings: fresh cilantro, chopped avocado, cheese, sour cream

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Blue Horizons Cover Change

I love covers. I could wander into a book store and just stare all day at the covers. I know they say don’t judge a book by its cover…but, I totally do. There are soooo many books out there to read, but the cover has to catch my eye for me to pick it up and read the synopsis. I know I’m probably missing out on some great books, but it’s got to grab my eye first (or come highly recommended).

Before Blue Horizons released, Elle and I got together and ordered a ton of photos from Shutterstock for teasers, etc. And it seemed the longer I looked at this image, the more I liked it for Ash. I know it’s been used by others, and I even used it as a teaser, but it just fits him perfectly. So, I talked to the KiSS Sisters and then to Murphy at Indie Solutions and we decided to make the change.

Here is the before…

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And here is the after…

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Didn’t she do an amazing job with the coloring?!

If you haven’t read Blue Horizons yet, I think you should. It can be found on Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and iBooks. If you are interested in ordering a signed paperback please email me at kandrewsauthor@gmail.com.

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Up next is White Horizons…. so stay tuned. 🙂

Holidays With The Belles

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Holy Moly! Did I have an outstanding time in Dallas, Texas. I knew after last year’s signing in Tulsa, OK it would be awesome, but I was blown away by the event and the readers who came out to see us.

We're almost all in... xo

We’re almost all in… xo

A huge thank you to Erin and Katie, from Southern Belle Book Blog, for putting on a spectacular event. Everything ran so smoothly, and I don’t know of one person who left not feeling excited and content.

Jade, my sweet friend, you are always a lifesaver. From picking me up at the airport (after a 2-hour delay), to driving home after midnight the night before the event so we’d have extra visuals for the table. You are so wonderful and I love you dearly. Thank you for being the best assistant this weekend and the most amazing friend.

Megan and Brandy, thank you for coming to Dallas to spend some time with me. I know it’s hard to fly off, and to leave families, but I appreciate it more than you know.

Maritza, come fly away with me anytime!

To the readers who came out to show all of us love… Thank you. After every event I’m left feeling humbled by you and this one is no different. I think what made it truly special for me is how many familiar faces came smiling my way…all the way…from Tulsa. Thank you! Thank you! Thank you!

If you ordered a book from me to be delivered, they’re on their way soon!

I look forward to seeing everyone again! Drop by and say hi to me  anytime, I’m always around… Here’s my photo roll… xo

Indulging while my plane is delayed to the weather LOL.

Indulging while my plane is delayed to the weather LOL.

Maritza Torres - my co-traveler!

Maritza Torres – my co-traveler!

Maritza, Roxie Madar & Me!

Maritza, Roxie Madar & Me!

The bad weather...

The bad weather…

Can't go to Texas and not eat some Tex-Mex!

Can’t go to Texas and not eat some Tex-Mex!

Red River Country Bar

Red River Country Bar

Megan, Jade, Martha, Courtney

Megan, Jade, Martha, Courtney

The lovely Shannon O'Neill

The lovely Shannon O’Neill

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Nancy Minot - First sale of the day - two hours before the event opens! Love you!

Nancy Minot – First sale of the day – two hours before the event opens! Love you!

RD Berg and Yara G.

RD Berg and Yara G.

Yara Greathouse

Yara Greathouse

Kimberly Plummer

Kimberly Plummer

Jessica Hollyfield

Jessica Hollyfield

Jade and Megan

Jade and Megan

Brandy Roberson

Brandy Roberson

Ek Blair

Ek Blair

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Corinne Michaels

Jodie Larson

Jodie Larson

Trinity Snider

Trinity Snider

Kylie Sharp

Kylie Sharp

Hazel James aka Kam! LOL

Hazel James aka Kam! LOL

Kris Duplantier

Kris Duplantier

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Tarryn Fisher

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Maria DelaCruz

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Joy Prewitt

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Lisa Maurer

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Dian Phillips

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Sherry Corby

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Kim Holden

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Kim and Maritza

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Me missing Elle

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Courtney Bickmore

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Break time behind the table!

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Maritza Torres

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Courtney Williams

Raffle Winner - Amy Cook!

Raffle Winner – Amy Cook!

OH look! Jen is a Belle's raffle winner... Are those Coho books?!!

OH look! Jen is a Belle’s raffle winner… Are those Coho books?!!

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Dinner with Ek and Ashley

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Downtown Dallas

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Megan

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Clicks Around The World

Have I mentioned how much I love this feature of my Author blog – http://www.kandrewsauthor.com?!! People from 88 different countries stopped by last year to check it out. I am thrilled and awed! Thank you…
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#kathrynandrews
#contemporaryromance

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Coast to Coast Best of 2015

I am so excited to be awarded with Best NA/New Adult Author for 2015. I can’t thank everyone enough who voted for me. It means so much. Woo Hoo!!! xoxo

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Meet Erin and Katie From Southern Belle Book Blog

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1. You are Southern Belle Book Blog – Tell me a little bit about yourself.
Erin – I’m Erin Spencer and I am 1/2 of Southern Belle Book Blog. I’m married to someone with the same name as myself, just spelled differently. It’s only mildly confusing but mostly super fun. I work in the events department at my local convention center and theatre. Most importantly, I’m the mother of 3 crazy, goofy children who drive me up the wall but make my heart pitter-patter every day.
Katie – Honestly, I hate talking about myself. But here it goes. I’m a native New Yorker living in Mars, PA. I got married 10(!) years ago and I’m a stay at home mom to three beautiful little girls. A few months ago I asked my oldest to help me write my bio and this is what she told me,”You’re pretty.” I’ve always been a reader. I remember driving cross country when I was in third grade, before DVDs in cars or having my own Walkman, and only being able to read. I fell in love with Laura, Mary and the whole Ingalls family that summer and it opened my world.
2. How did you get into blogging and why do you do it?
Erin –  I began reading the romance genre in the summer of 2012 (thanks to Mr. Grey and Ana for the newfound love of reading) and was immediately drawn in. Around November 2013, I tested the waters by being a part of a small book blog for around a month. While my time with that blog was fun, I decided it only made sense to begin my own. I needed an outlet. No one else in my family read romance, nor did my best friend. I needed somewhere to go and scream from the rooftops about books that I love and maybe get opinions on books that I don’t. I just needed somewhere of my own to squeal like a fangirl and thus, Southern Belle Book Blog was formed. As it has grown over the years, some things have changed but the core of SBBB has stayed the same. We love books, indie or not. We love authors, whether they’re uber-famous or they only have 10 likes on Facebook. If we fall in love with an author’s work, we fall in love with that author as a whole and nothing makes us happier than being able to shout it out as loudly as we can to anyone that will listen.
Katie – I got into blogging soon after Southern Belle started. Erin was looking to bring someone else in to help and a friend recommended me. We meshed immediately and the rest is history. I’ve loved being part of Southern Belle and watching it grow but the best part is building friendships that have grown into family.
3. If you could sit and have lunch with 3 Authors, who would it be and why?
Erin – Argh! For me, if I could choose 3 authors to sit down with, it would simply be my very favorite authors. The authors that grabbed my heart and didn’t let go when I first began reading romance. The authors that wrote books and characters that I still compare pretty much every book to, as unfair as that is. The authors that wrote books that I have the most memories of reading that first summer. So… S.C. Stephens, Colleen Hoover, and Tina Reber. I’m going to cheat though and add a 4th because having John Green at lunch would be hella cool too.
Katie – Three authors I’d love to have lunch with are Laura Ingalls Wilder, Cecelia Ahern and Colleen Hoover. Laura because she opened my world and made me love reading. Cecelia because P.S. I Love You was my favorite book of all time for over 10 years. Colleen because not only did November 9 over take P.S. I Love You but because she’s Colleen. She has taken not only indie publishing but traditional publishing by storm, but she has been so humble about it. Plus she’d keep us laughing throughout the lunch.
4. Which character in books, so far, do you like the most and why?
Erin – Are we talking specific characters or character traits? For me, I’m an either/or kind of girl. I either LOVE cheating and I love to have my tummy twisted in unimaginable ways OR I love to be swept off my feet by the type of guys that probably don’t actually exist in this world but I love pretending they do. My go-to male characters would be Kellan Kyle, Will Cooper, or the Hale brothers. As far as the heroine, give me a strong, independent, snarky woman any day of the week.
 Katie – The only thing I don’t read is paranormal. No vampires. No werewolves. No ghosts. Other than that, I read anything. I love a good alpha male. I love a good strong female. But I also love those who have struggled and appear weak but really deep down are strong. I love the underdog. There have been very few characters I just hated.
5. Tell me something on your bucket list. 🙂
Erin – I would love to live in New York City one day. Maybe not for a long period of time, because I don’t know if I could actually hack it there, but even just a tiny slice of time would be amazing.
Katie – I have a very small bucket list. As I get older it grows but top thing right now is to travel more with my kids. It could be a cross country road trip or going to Europe, but I want to give my girls the chance of seeing everything they want to.
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Erin and I at the Hard Rock Author Event in Tulsa, OK
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