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Tuesday, October 15, 2013

"When I'm not writing" with Kathleen Collins + giveaway!

Kathleen Collins"When I'm not writing" is back and our first guest is Kathleen Collins, author of REALM WALKER from Carina Press. It's the start of a new series and it looks pretty promising. Her visit is part of her blog tour in support of this new novel and I hope you'll stick around for your chance to win a great giveaway package at the end of the post.


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Honestly when I’m not writing, I’m working or reading or spending time with my hubby and our two boys. I do have one hobby that lately I have been making myself schedule time for just because I missed it so much. I do all sorts of crafting, this includes scrapbooking, altering items, making items, painting, etc. Or as my husband says, I collect the items I need to do crafting. Buying new supplies is almost as much fun as making something with them, I’ll freely admit to that.

Kathleen Collins - WINW1

I’ve done a wide variety of projects in the past and given away probably more than I kept. One project I did was even featured on a company’s design blog. And the woman that designed the paper I used emailed me to tell me how much she loved it. How cool is that? But that was years ago. Now since my time is so fleeting, everything I make is just for us. At the moment, I’m working on our wedding album. Since we’ve been married fourteen years this month, I figure it’s about time I finish it. (See what I mean about time.)

One of my more recent projects was a modified family tree I did for our living room. It was fun to do and I’m thrilled with the way it turned out. Sorry for the green splotches but I’m becoming more aware about posting pictures of my kids online now that my book is coming out.

Kathleen Collins - WINW2

And sometimes I scrapbook completely pointless things just for the creative release. This particular layout sprang from an old book page I got in a scrapbooking kit that showed the red queen from Alice in Wonderland screaming “Off with her head!” It became a way to list some of my more irritating pet peeves.

 Kathleen Collins - WINW3

This is more typical of what I do when I scrapbook. A traditional scrapbook page featuring my dad. This one was made a few years ago, but it still hangs over my table so I can look at it every time I go downstairs.

Kathleen Collins - WINW4

So there you have it. It’s not exciting but I love it and it’s just another way for me to express my creativity.


Thanks so much for visiting us, Kathleen!

For more Kathleen, check out her website or follow her on Facebook or Twitter!

You can also check out the other sites on the tour by clicking on the button below:

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Here's the scoop on REALM WALKER:

Realm Walker by Kathleen Collins (Realm Walker #1)An estranged mate, a mangled body and a powerful demon who calls her by name…

As a Realm Walker for the Agency, Juliana Norris tracks deadly paranormal quarry using her unique ability to see magical signatures. She excels at her job, but her friends worry about her mysterious habit of dying in the line of duty without staying dead. That's only the first of her secrets.

Most people don't know Juliana became the mate of master vampire Thomas Kendrick before he abandoned her seven years ago. Most people don't know the horrors she endured at the hands of the vampire he left in command. Most people don't know her true parentage, or why a demon on a world-threatening rampage has taken a personal interest in her…

Even as Juliana pursues the demon, it goes after all she holds dear—including Thomas, who is back to claim her for his own. But if she can't reconcile her past and learn to trust herself again, she will lose him forever.

Read an excerpt

Pre-order: Amazon


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There is a tour-wide giveaway (US shipping only). Check out the Rafflecopter for details.

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Do you guys have suggestions for who you’d like to see featured on the blog? If so, you can make your suggestions on this page. No guarantees that your favourite authors will be able to participate but we’ll try!

Authors, would you like to visit  us? Please email me at jennblogs (at) gmail (dot) com and we’ll set it up!


Tynga is a 32 years old mom of two, from Montreal, working as a lab technician in an hospital specialized in heart disease. In her free time, she enjoys reading all things Paranormal and photography.

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