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Stories Through Time
May 25, 2016 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Stories Through Time: Using the Past For Inspiration (PLUS antiques appraisal).
Join Windy City and author Kate Bateman as she talks about using the past for inspiration in your stories.
BONUS: Kate is a British auctioneer, valuer and antiques expert. Members can bring an antique item in for evaluation! If the item is too large, bring a photo.
Kate Bateman (writing as K. C. Bateman) wrote her first historical romance in response to a $1 bet with her husband who rashly claimed she’d ‘never finish the thing.’ She gleefully proved him wrong with a historical set in the Italian Renaissance. Now writing for Random House Loveswept, her latest ‘Covert Affairs’ trilogy features her trademark feisty, intelligent heroines, wickedly inappropriate banter, and heroes you want to alternately strangle and kiss-all mixed up in the intrigue and turmoil of the Napoleonic wars.
When not traveling to exotic locations ‘for research’, Kate leads a double life as a fine art appraiser and on-screen antiques expert for several TV shows in the UK, each of which has up to 2.5 million viewers. She splits her time between Illinois and her native England and writes despite three inexhaustible children and a husband who has flatly refused to read any of her books ‘unless she hits the NY Times Bestseller list.’ It is – naturally – her fervent desire to force the semi-illiterate, number-loving cynic to do so. He still owes her that dollar.
Kate loves to hear from readers and writers alike. Contact her on Twitter, Facebook, or via the contacts page.