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Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Are you changing your #handbag to a spring one? author @KathyIvan on a new career #MFRWorg #RLFblog #fashion #accessories

Handbag Monday
Hi, Vicki, and thanks for having me on your blog. I'm happy you are here!
Vicki and I have been friends for a very long time, have been writing buddies forever, and we're fellow Plotting Princesses.  She's definitely the handbag queen.  Me—not so much.  I'll carry around the same purse forever before I'll switch it out for a new one.  Plus I tend to carry a ton of stuff in mine, so they always have to be big.  After all, I have to have my notebook and pen with me all the time. You never know when inspiration will strike. 
Oh Kathy! this is a very lovely bag! Good job!!

Spring is in the air, and I love it. Nice cool mornings with a hint of warmth in the afternoons. Watch the trees blossoming with flowers and buds, and the flowerbeds with their riotous colors spilling forth.  Spring always makes me think of new beginnings.

That's what I've had, a new beginning. Three months ago I made a momentous decision to quit the day job and write full time.  Oh, wow, you have no idea the gamut of emotions that race through you when contemplating something so enormous. Yet the biggest one was a sense of renewal. I was starting out fresh, paving a new beginning.  Just like springtime, I was bursting forth with new ideas and growing my fledgling career.  And what a relief it is to watch the seeds (books) that I've planted come to fruition. 
Spring is here, and with it new beginnings and new opportunities to blossom and grow.  Personally, I'm going to sprinkle the seeds of my writing, feed and care for it, and watch the words blossom and flower and pour forth, so that I can bring to the readers the best fruits of my labors.  I hope you'll come and tend the seeds with me.

I just released three new books in the New Orleans Connection Series, and I hope you'll check them out. (P.S. Book one in the series is currently FREE!)  Below is the link to my author page on Amazon.
Find Kathy at: Amazon

Kathy Ivan can be found every day writing with a bottle of water on one side and a scented candle on the other, creating new stories in her New Orleans Connection Series. 
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Florence Cronin said...

Lovely sentiment, Kathy. Congratulations on your new journey. It is glorious to take that first step on a new path. May you find adventure, love and all things good as you travel :)

Now, I can click and go see your page !!

vicki batman said...

Hi, Florence! If you like suspense, you will like Kathy's work. She is a sweetie. Thank you for stopping.

Kathy Ivan said...

Hi Florence, and thanks for stopping by to visit with Vicki and I. It's an interesting journey, but I'm planning to enjoy every minute of it. And as long as people are reading, I'll be writing. Wishing you a Happy Spring!

chris keniston said...

So excited to see these books finally available Kathy - and I know now that you're writing full time we'll all be the ones rewarded with lots more fascinating Romantic Suspense! Go Girl! :)

Eve Mardis said...

Congratulations on this new and exciting adventure.

Oh, and I carry one purse until it falls apart. Since I only go to work, no need for any other purse.

Angela Adams said...

Looking at those photos has me all anxious for Spring.

vicki batman said...

Hi, Eve! I'll take you on a date and you'll need a snazzy handbag! lol

Hi, Angela! I know, the spring pix are so pretty.

Cara Marsi said...

Hi, Kathy. That's a beautiful handbag. I'd like to have that one myself. I'm not the handbag aficionado Vicki is but I love my handbags and change them with the season.

Best of luck on your new adventure of being a full time author. I'm on my way to Amazon to get the first book in your series.

Kathy Ivan said...

Thanks Chris, I'm writing as fast as I can. LOL

Kathy Ivan said...

Hi Eva, thanks for stopping by. I just can't seem to make myself change out my purse all that often. I'll keep the same one for months before finally changing it.

Kathy Ivan said...

Angela, I am so ready for Spring. This winter weather here has been mild but it will be three days cold, two days hot, three days rainy, two days sunny. Today it's in the 80s.

Kathy Ivan said...

Hi Cara! Great to see you here. Thanks so much for grabbing book #1. I hope you love it. I'm having a ball writing this series.

Karilyn Bentley said...

Hi Kathy,
I love the bag, the pix of the flowers and all your books. Congrats on your releases!!! Here's to many, many sales, my friend.

Melissa Keir said...

Congrats Kathy! I went to part time this year because I needed more time for writing. I'm not a big purse person either but hubby insists that I change mine at least once a decade. Like you, mine needs room for everything I might want or need.

All the best.

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