We have treats here all the time but today is special! Anna, from The Hachette Book Group, hasn’t done a tour in quite a while, but she is doing one now and we are one of her stops. Today she is visiting and introducing us to author, Kathleen Kent. So I ask, to please help me in giving them a warm welcome to the CMash blog!!
Kathleen Kent lives in Dallas with her husband and son. The Heretic’s Daughter is her first novel.
Most of the books that have influenced and touched me the most are historical fiction. When I was a child I read a lot of Dickens, Poe and H.H. Monroe. Some of my favorites from the past are The Quincunx, by Charles Palliser, Instance of the Fingerpost by Iain Pears, The Weight of Water by Anita Shreve, and The Source by James Mitchener. I also read everything by Annie Dillard, Cormac McCarthy and Larry McMurtry. Currently I’m re-reading a book called The Long Home by William Gay who is, to me, one of the best writers in American fiction today.
You can find Ms. Kent at website, FB