August 24th, 2019
Home | Log in!

On Top Shelf
Kathy LyonsKathy Lyons
Fresh Pick

Reviewer Application

New Books This Week

Latest Articles

Slideshow image

Since your web browser does not support JavaScript, here is a non-JavaScript version of the image slideshow:

slideshow image
A blue-blood grandmother and her black-sheep granddaughter discover they are truly two sides of the same coin.

slideshow image
on Sale for 99¢

slideshow image
Responsibility isn’t just a word. It’s his Code of Honor. But she's a challenge!

slideshow image
Coming of Age is tough

slideshow image
It only takes one night

slideshow image
Can she forgive him?

Sizzling August Reads

Barnes & Noble

Meet C.A. Szarek at Readers & 'ritas!

As part of our countdown to Readers & ‘ritas 2017, our Meet the Author interview series helps you get to know the authors joining us in Texas on November 10-12. Read on to get acquainted with USA Today bestselling author C.A. Szarek, and purchase your tickets to meet her in person at Readers & ‘ritas!

What book made you fall in love with the genre you write?

I've been reading romance since I was a teen. A book that comes to mind that still resonates is a Harlequin Silhouette book called DAD GALAHAD by Suzanne Carey, and it came out in 1993! I can still remember the hero and heroine's names and basically what the book was about. I guess it sparked my love of true love, in a way.

What was the first story you ever wrote?

I wrote a story called Champ about a girl and her dog who had puppies. I was 8 or 9, and I still have it. I also wrote several novels when I was a teenager. I only finished one, when I was 17.

If you could change the ending to any famous book, TV show, or movie, what would it be and how would you rewrite it?

I kinda feel strongly about this. I am a Star Wars geek, always have been. I was super disappointed with the ending of Rogue One. I don't feel like they all had to die (SPOILER ALERT) for the story to "fit in" with the rest. I don't think it would've mattered to the canon AT ALL if they lived. I also wished the romance would've been a little stronger. I would rewrite it that they "retired" and ended up together, of course. I would make it so all the crew lived.

What is your favorite part of meeting your readers (and new readers)?

I love chatting about my books and characters. They're alive in my head, so when someone else can see them kinda the same way, I love it. I love hearing if someone loved a particular hero or heroine, or even a secondary character as much as I do. It makes me feel all warm and fuzzy on the inside.


You can meet C.A. Szarek and more fabulous authors at Readers & ‘ritas this November! Readers & ‘ritas is a weekend getaway for book-loving ladies like you. Our guests of honor this year are Sherrilyn Kenyon, Marie Bostwick, and Cathy Maxwell! Join us at the Hilton Garden Inn in Allen, Texas, November 10-12 for:

  • A private signing with all of our authors.
  • Raffle baskets benefiting Genesis Women’s Shelter.
  • Panels and discussions in the author lounge.
  • Signature bags stuffed with free books and swag.
  • The Annual Fresh Fiction Awards and after party with a gaming parlor.
  • Delicious meals with an author host at every table!

Visit our events website to find all the details and purchase your ticket.




No comments posted.

Registered users may leave comments.
Log in or register now!


© 2003-2019  all rights reserved Privacy Policy