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Author Spotlight: Katherine Garbera

I’m happy to have fellow Tule author Katherine Garbera in the Spotlight today with some holiday questions for you and her answers! Take a look!

Katherine is the USA Today bestselling author of more than 115 books.  She is celebrating her 25th year as a published author in 2022 and is still thrilled to bring stories of happily-ever-after to her readers.  Her books are known for their emotional impact and sizzling sensuality.  She lives in the midlands of the UK (a.k.a. not London) with her husband and a sweet miniature dachshund.

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Kathy, you’re up!

Hello everyone! I hope you are enjoying December. I’m so excited to be on the blog today to celebrate the release of TEXAS CHRISTMAS MAGIC.  I’ve done a little Q&A and I hope you’ll drop your answers in the comments below.

I’m giving away signed copies of my latest series from Harlequin Desire—THE IMAGE PROJECT to one lucky commenter. (The prize will go out in January due to the holidays and a mail strike in the UK.)

  • Do you have any favourite family Christmas traditions? If so, what are they?
    All of my traditions involve food and family. We bake cookies together on the Sunday before Christmas and sit around talking about the year the oven wasn’t working properly and the cinnamon eyes on the gingerbread man burned through and made them look like something from Halloween!  Then on Christmas eve have our version of the feast of the seven fishes which is just eating seafood.  Usually I do a fancy salmon dish with rice or spaghetti with a shrimp and garlic sauce.
  • When do you open your Christmas presents?
    We open our Christmas presents very early on Christmas morning (like 5 a.m.).
  • If you could invite any author living or dead to share your Holiday meal, who would it be?
    I think that I would invite Charles Dickens. I just watched a special with him and how his book A Christmas Carol influenced our modern Christmas traditions.
  • What book would you like to find in your Christmas stocking?
    Madly, Deeply: The Alan Rickman Diaries

I hope you’ll check out TEXAS CHRISTMAS MAGIC.

Texas Christmas Magic

Sometimes a fresh start requires a Christmas miracle…

Angelica Rossi moved to Whiskey River, Texas, to rebuild after a video of her arguing with an employee went viral. As Christmas approaches, Angelica’s determined to salvage her reputation and help her community by launching a nonprofit aimed at providing resources to the town’s underserved residents. To pull off this miracle, she’ll need to grab the attention of billionaire Max Parrish who’s offering business grants. How? By crashing his holiday party.

Max Parrish is a successful entrepreneur who prides himself on seeing through people’s characters and ulterior motives. When Angelica approaches him during his business Christmas party, he knows she’s not on his carefully curated guest list. Still, he lets her make her pitch. Her beauty and confidence intrigue him, and her proposal is nearly as tempting as she is. Max knows firsthand how important second chances are, so he agrees to fund Angelica’s grant with strings…him.

Max and Angelica find themselves collaborating over her business plan during the town’s festive holiday traditions. But Max has been fooled before. Will Angelica’s good intentions last beyond the holiday?

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  • Latesha B.

    Merry Christmas to you and your, Katherine. We don’t have any Christmas traditions, but I do enjoy going to look at the lights on people’s homes. We open gifts on Christmas morning, and I have no idea what author I would like to share a holiday meal with. Too many books to name that I would love to find in my Christmas stocking. The Image Project is a great series and I wish everyone the best of luck in winning it. You will enjoy it.

  • Roseann McGrath Brooks

    Between the cookies and the seafood, your place seems like a delicious place to be during the holidays! We’re morning present-openers, and now that the kids are grown, that doesn’t start until 9 or 10 a.m. Works for me!

  • William Harris

    Merry Christmas to my long time Marietta friend, and to my current Rivers Edge friend! My church has a 25 ft tall tree made of 150 poinsettias in our sanctuary every holiday season. We also have a wonderful candlelight Christmas Eve service, but I’ll watch online. Too much Covid and flu! Present opening is Christmas morning. So is a family brunch!
    Author? Any of my Tule, past and present, friends would be great. Also: J K Rowling to discuss medieval British literature, John Le Carre to discuss George Smiley, or D H Lawrence to discuss Lady Chatterley’s Lover. Book? An updated daily devotional would be great! Hugs my friends!

  • Kate Moore

    I love it that a British author from the midlands who celebrates the feast of 7 fishes writes a Texas Christmas story! We grew up with tangerines and walnuts in our stockings and the rule that we could open them and not wake our parents. We’re all still stuffing stockings for our spouses, children, and grandchildren. And we’ve been baking the family cookies in Sydney, Arizona, and California–almond Spritz trees, and a secret coffee crunch cookie. Christmas Eve services are coming and a Christmas Day hike in the woods with the dog.

  • Liz Flaherty

    We did the one-on-Christmas-Eve and the rest early on Christmas morning while our family grew up. It’s different now, but still such a special time in so many ways. Merry Christmas!

  • Beth Reimer

    We open one gift on Christmas Eve and the rest Christmas morning
    Traditions we have certain cookie recipes that we make that have been passed down.
    We like to ride around on Christmas Eve to look at all of the lights.
    I would like to speak with Debbie Macomber, and I would like to find her newest book in my stocking.
    Merry Christmas

  • Christina Salem

    Sorry, I forgot all the questions LOL. We open up our Christmas gifts on Christmas morning when my kids were younger they would get us up so early so we had made a rule that they were able to open up just their stocking only and that they could not wake us up until 7:30 a.m. but that’s when we would open up all our gifts this Christmas morning. One author that I would love to invite and have dinner with would be Kennedy Ryan I’ve spoken to her so many times on Facebook and she seems like such a sweet lady. The one book I would love to see under my tree or in my stocking would be Flirting with Fifty by Jane Porter. I just wanted to say your book sounds so good and your cover is so beautiful. Happy holidays to everyone!

  • Christina Salem

    Every Christmas my family and I go down the street that is always lit up there’s a whole bunch of houses on that street that every single one is lit up that’s one of our favorites as a family. But every year I do a mother-daughter Christmas party this year we did a painting party the last 5 years after that we’ve done gift exchanges and themed parties. But I think my favorite traditional thing that we do every year is I buy my girls new pajamas, a new movie, and a game board and we will get into our pajamas watch the movie after the movie will play a game and then when they were younger I used to read to them the night before Christmas but now they are 19 and 17 so the book has been put away until they are younger ones in the family again.