Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Author Karen van der Zee


Tomorrow, author and world traveler Karen van der Zee will be here to talk about a new venture in publishing that she and others authors have started. If you’d like to see your books out in e-format, you’ll want to come back tomorrow to read her post and ask questions.

Karen is the author of 34 romance novels published by Harlequin Books. Since she’s traveled and lived around the world, it’s not surprising that many of her books are set in exotic locations. She also has a blog, Life in the Expat Lane, where she writes about her adventures, or in some cases, misadventures.

I love this quote from Karen’s blog profile:
I'm an expat writer not living in paradise (like Peter Mayle or Frances Mayes). I do not drink wine from my own grapes or tend my own olive groves. I have, however, visited my butcher's bedroom in Palestine, eaten fertility sausage in Kenya, and almost landed in prison in Uganda.
Makes me want to know more! And also makes me want to rethink my own profile information.

If you’d like to know more, come back tomorrow to read her post and ask questions or offer your own stories about e-publishing.
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25 comments:

  1. Oh yes, very interesting quote, especially about the fertility sausage...

    Steamy Darcy

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  2. Good quote. I'll check it out, though I am a luddite, it must be said.

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  3. An excellent profile quote--I should be more creative in my own.

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  4. She certainly sounds interesting!

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  5. She'll be back to talk about the new publishing venture she and other writers have started. Ought to be interesting.

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  6. I love the quote. It definitely makes one curious. I'll be back tomorrow to learn more.

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  7. Sounds intriguing, definitely! Looking forward to her post.

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  8. Makes me want to know more, too! I'll be back tomorrow.

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  9. Just remember, I'll be telling you about the e-book publishing venture, not the fertility sausage ;)

    Karen van der Zee / aka Miss Footloose

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  10. A tale of two cities. Never been to jail myself. Couldn't imagine, especially in a foreign country, Glad she never actually went in.

    Stephen Tremp

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  11. Outstanding quote! I'll be back tomorrow...even though the topic is not the fertility sausage.

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  12. That sure makes me want to know more. I'll definitely tune in tomorrow...
    Karen

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  13. Interesting. I'm away from the computer most of the day tomorrow, but I'll try to check in. I'm with you on the profile!

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  14. Sounds like a juicy interview!

    I bet her book blurbs are awesome!

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  15. What?! No fertility sausage? ;-)

    Tomorrow, we'll learn about the e-book venture, then we'll have to follow your blog and bug you until you tell about the sausage.

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  16. Very cool! Sounds so interesting... looking forward to tomorrow, to find out more!

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  17. I bet she's got an interesting take on the world!

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  18. Okay, if you REALLY want to know about the fertility sausage, here's the link to the story on my blog:

    http://lifeintheexpatlane.blogspot.com/2009/09/expat-foodie-how-to-get-pregnant.html

    Just remember, tomorrow is not about this!

    Karen / aka Miss Footloose

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  19. Thank you Karen. I have to laugh, 'cause you know you're still likely to get a sausage question tomorrow.

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  20. Oh wow! I'm looking forward to it too :) I'm an expat too. Everyone thinks I live in paradise, but in fact, beneath the beauty it's chaos ... looks like I'm gonna relate to her.

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  21. I greatly admire adventurous people!

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  22. This author knows how to engage the reader!

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  23. Love the bio :) Definitely makes me want to read more.

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  24. Writers, especially fiction writers, should have interesting profile comments to draw you in. I like that quote too.


    HELEN, when you get a chance, please drop me a line at siamckye@gmail.com I have an author you might be interested in.

    Thanks.

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