Cate’s Corner

No More Secrets Is Coming Soon!

It’s been such a long time since I’ve checked in. Over the last few months, I’ve been working hard, not doing much other than sitting in front of my laptop, finishing No More Secrets, Gwen and Cade’s story. There hasn’t been a lot to say between COVID and the long hours spent shut behind my office door. Luckily, I can report that No More Secrets is off to the editor. We’re still working out the...

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Christmas, Decorating Disasters, and Yummy Food!

December is officially in full swing, and so is the holiday season. Things are feeling pretty festive around here in the Beauman household. But, I’ll admit, Christmas decorating started much like most of 2020—it was was a bit of a disaster. Things traditionally get hopping the day after Thanksgiving. Fall décor goes away, and hello, Christmas! My beloved artificial tree that we’ve had for nearly...

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Re-Edits, Thanksgiving, and Acupuncture

This November has been an odd one—but I think that’s safe to say about every month we’ve had in 2020. The weather has been all over the place. One day we had our first snowfall; two days later, I was savoring a gorgeous, sunny day in a tank top. I can’t complain about the tank top! Jack enjoying the first snowfall. Tank tops in November. On the work front, this month was all about finishing up...

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Fake Fireplaces, Foliage, and Beef Stew

Fall is definitely upon us here in New Hampshire. The leaves have turned, taking us ever closer to those long winter months. Luckily, the temperatures are staying relatively warm, which makes me very happy. The cold can stay far, far away for as long as it would like. Work has been busy since the last time I checked in. I decided to take a brief pause for re-edits before starting the second...

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Sweatshirts, Hats, Pumpkins, and Apples

Twenty-twenty has really been something, hasn’t it? I often say that this has been the longest, shortest year I’ve ever lived. On the one hand, the days drag, yet somehow, we’re inching our way closer to October. How?! Once again, this month appears to be passing in a blur. I’m happy to report that I finished the first draft of No More Secrets, Gwen and Cade’s story. After completing a draft, I...

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Doggie Acupuncture, Mandala Making, Yummy Dipping Sauce

I can’t believe we’re in the last week of August already. Where did this summer go? I’ve been noticing the sun setting a little earlier each day, and I’m not sure how excited I am about the whole idea. I love these bright, cheery, summery days. I don’t mind if they stick around for a while yet. These last few weeks have been zooming by. There’s no shortage of summer insanity around this house....

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First Draft, Summer Fun, and Cookies

Summer is in full bloom, and life is busy here in the Beauman household. I’m back to storytelling, which means spending many hours a day tucked upstairs in my office, typing, typing, typing away. Except for when I’m not because this new novel is coming in fits and starts, which tends to be the case with each new book—the dreaded part of first-draft mode. At this point in the process, I’m still...

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Cupcakes, Patio Sets, and Summer Fruit Dip

The hot, hazy days of summer are officially here in New Hampshire. I can’t tell you how much I love, love, love walking about while the breeze blows warm and the sun kisses my shoulders. Soon enough, winter will be back to keep us stuck indoors, so I treasure every glorious heat-filled day this season brings. I’ve spent the last couple of weeks resting and relaxing after the craziness of the...

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Aftermath Of Secrets (Part 3)

Today I’m sharing our final Aftermath Of Secrets excerpt and quote. Molly survived her sexy pool predicament with Brad (Missed it? Read here.); and she’s doing everything she can to keep their relationship in the friend zone, but Brad has different ideas.     Aftermath Of Secrets Excerpt “Did you have fun?” Molly asked as she started up the engine and secured her safety belt. Brad...

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Aftermath Of Secrets (Part 2)

We’re back with our second excerpt and quote from Aftermath Of Secrets. In our last post, we had the opportunity to enjoy Molly and Brad’s Scrabble game and smack-talk. Today there’s plenty more Brad and Molly banter, plus hints of the romantic undercurrents complicating their lifelong friendship (Oh, they’re juicy!). Aftermath Of Secrets Excerpt Today had been great—like the last four days....

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