Meet Main Street Author Kristy Tate

Today, I have another of the Authors of Main Street who have a box set, Christmas on Main Street, available for the holidays, at a bargain price that won't wreck your budget.

Today's spotlight is shining on talented Romance Author Kristy Tate. Her books have been described this way: "Mary Stewart fans will love Kristy Tate's romantic stories laced with humor, mystery and a hint of magic."

Good morning, Kristy. Welcome to SlingWords. Please tell us more about your book A Light in the Christmas Café.

An almost perfect evening can be easily ruined by a profession of love. Moonlight streaming through the windows, the café’s comforting aromas, a nearly overflowing dining room, delicious food, poetry… and Claude. Deirdre knows she has to stop him, but she doesn’t know how. In Lake Vista, a small resort town tucked in the California foothills, Deirdre finds that there are more questions than answers. And Claude is the least of her problems!

Joan: What inspired you to write this particular holiday story?

Kristy: The holidays are always a time for reflection on the direction of our lives and who we chose to share them with.

Joan: What is your favorite holiday memory?

Kristy: When I was child, I would go with my parents to chop down a Christmas tree on property that we owned. It was always chilly, beautiful (the Pacific Northwest is always beautiful) and we were completely alone in a remote forest. My dad would chop down the tree and we would bring it home in the back of his truck. My mom and I would drink hot cocoa while my dad trimmed the tree to fit the stand.

Joan: Just about everyone has a holiday horror story. What's the worst Christmas you ever spent?

Kristy: My mother died in September when I was fifteen. I lived alone with my dad. We tried going to a holiday family gathering but had to leave after a few minutes—both of us in tears. That holiday was definitely my bleakest.

Joan: What's the title of your next individual book?

Kristy: My teen time travel romance, Beyond the Fortuneteller’s Tent is now available on Smashwords. I will release it on Amazon in a few weeks.

Visit Kristy Tate Online


Takeaway Truth

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  1. Kristy, I have some memories of woods and chopping down the Christmas tree too.

    1. Hey, Jill. Hope your chopping down the tree was better than mine. OMG does that bring back a memory -- a 3 Stooges kind of memory. *LOL*

  2. Kristy, I'm sorry to hear about your mother. Holidays are never the same when a loved one isn't there. Love your memory of the Christmas Trees. Hot Chocolate is the perfect winter's day treat!

    1. Hello, Carol. Thanks for visiting. Wishing you a lovely weekend.

  3. Kristy, I love the image of you in a forest with your parents picking out a Christmas tree and chopping it down. What a wonderful memory. The Holiday season is indeed a great time for reflection and revisiting the memories we hold dear. Wonderful interview, ladies!

    1. Hello, Morganne. Thank you. Glad you enjoyed the interview.