News From Kate Emerson


News for November 2014

11/1/14: This isn’t really new, but it’s new to me. I was browsing over at Amazon UK and came across the Spanish translation of the first book in the “Secrets of the Tudor Court” series, The Pleasure Palace. For some reason, the title has been changed to (translated) The Tudor Spy, with a cover that I’m pretty sure doesn’t reflect any scene I wrote. Just more proof that the author has no control over how a novel is marketed. See for yourself.



News for October 2014

10/3/14: I don’t know what happened to the summer or to September. Well, yes I do—I was busy writing. Now it’s October and my 8th Liss MacCrimmon Scottish-American Heritage Mystery will be in stores on the 28th. Ho-Ho-Homicide is set in the present on a Christmas tree farm in Maine. It is written under my other pseudonym, Kaitlyn Dunnett. Click here for more information. I also blog twice a month about mystery writing, Maine, and life in general.

I am not currently writing as Kate Emerson, but for those who enjoyed my take on Tudor history, I have a considerable backlist of novels set in the period, all of them written under my real name, Kathy Lynn Emerson, and the new 16th century mystery series will launch in the spring with Murder in the Queen’s Wardrobe. For more information, click one of the choices below.

here to buy autographed hardcovers or paperbacks of out-of-print titles directly from me

here for a list of backlist titles available as ebooks (books by Kate and Kaitlyn are not included here but are available)

here for a complete list of Kathy Lynn Emerson’s books and short stories

and, of course, if you are interested in the Tudor era, take a look at my A Who's Who of Tudor Women


News for August 2014

8/1/14: July was a busy month and August is shaping up to be another. One of the highlights was a group book signing at the Beyond the Sea Book Festival in Lincolnville Beach, Maine. Here I am with fellow bloggers at Maine Crime Writers Dorothy Cannell and Kate Flora.

When not out and about, I’ve been working on the rough draft of the second mystery writing as Kathy Lynn Emerson and featuring Rosamond Jaffrey, a sixteenth-century gentlewoman who not only gets involved in solving mysteries but also ends up entangled in espionage. Spies were pretty much everywhere in England during that era. Everyone of any importance employed “intelligencers” to keep them informed of what their rivals were up to. In Rosamond’s case, the spy master is the man charged with stopping plots against the queen (Elizabeth the First), Sir Francis Walsingham. That said, my focus is on the usual things cozy mystery readers look for—a puzzle to solve, interesting characters, and no gratuitous sex or violence. The first book in the series, Murder in the Queen’s Wardrobe, will be out in the U.K. in November and in the U.S. in March 2015.

In the meantime, here’s a sneak peek at the cover.


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