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Thursday, April 17, 2014

FASHION WITH GUEST AUTHOR KATHY L. WHEELER

Romance author Kathy L. Wheeler, who also writes as Kae Elle Wheeler, joins us today to talk about a subject near and dear to her heart and the heart of one of the characters from her Bloomington series. Learn more about Kathy and her books at her website.  

What girl does not love shoes? I ask you. Me, for example, I have tons of shoes. And lately I’ve been buying up all the boots, booties I can find. I love shoes of all kinds. For instance, I just bought the cutest pair of booties from Nine West. Of course, mine don’t have the tassel.

I also picked up a pair of gladiator sandals. They’ve been big the last couple of years, and it looks as if this year will not be any different. (Also, Nine West.)

There are all kinds of goofy shoes, and truly fabulous shoes.  Here are some really great shoes, though they have a very specific purpose, as you can see. My daughter was the genius behind this little gift (as in giving). They were perfect this winter when my critique group went to the Embassy Suites in Tulsa for a little writing pow-wow. 

Some shoes I’ve acquired were not necessarily meant for me. Take these size 14’s of Eric Maynor’s.  An NBA ex Oklahoma City Thunder player. Yes, you read that right: size 14!!!

Oh, here’s Eric and I:   He’s cute, isn’t he? Alas, the shoes are unsigned, and believe me, I tried for a couple of years to no avail. Guess you have to be some adorable little kid, age 5 or so....


Speaking of Thunder: This guy was in the bar, and I don’t know what he was thinking. Yes, I took the picture to totally make fun of some guy wearing purple shoes. I’m not that nice. (At least I didn’t show his face.)

I just love shoes. So when I was writing my Bloomington Series, it turns out that Lorianne loves shoes too! In fact, she is notorious for spending loads of money she does not have on shoes when she is really upset. Take these fuschia Mary Jane platforms. She has them in a couple of colors. And when she is angry? Well, watch out. You never know what might come flying at you.

Happy shopping!

Quotable
Genna Lyndsey is not a people person. A short, too-skinny, wild haired waif, with crazy hair and sturdy nerdy glasses who lives through books. So it’s lucky she and her best friend own their own bookstore. Her college days taught her that dating was too unreliable to depend on others. It was then that she started resorting to obscure quotes to shield herself from others who ventured too close.

Rick Johnson, Fraud Insurance Claims Investigator, is assigned to look into an unusual number of claims filed by Genna Lyndsey. He suspects Genna of sabotaging her own property for insurance money. His investigation uncovers an adorable introvert determined to keep everyone at bay, while someone else resolves to put her out of business—no matter how great the risk.

12 comments:

Alicia Dean said...

Ha, great post. It just screams "Kathy L Wheeler" but alas, I am a girl who does NOT love shoes. As long as my feet are covered and comfy, I'm happy. Love Quotable...if you haven't read it, you must!

RT Wolfe said...

Very fun post. Thank you!
-R.T. Wolfe

Jannine Gallant said...

I'm boring too. Shoes are for comfort. Loved looking at those cute boots though. Leopard is VERY cool!

Kathy Wheeler said...

Ha, Alicia. I think you take a shower in your shoes...

Alicia Dean said...

Geez, Kathy...busted! Yep, no bare feet, ever...it's my rule.

Alicia Dean said...

We have tons in common, Jannine. :)

Kayelle Allen said...

I have two pair of New Balance running shoes that fit like gloves, and two pairs of black Naturalizer flats that I can wear all day to conventions. Oh, and the requisite pink fuzzy slippers worn for writing. ;) Two handbags and a couple of totes with my logo on them. That's it. But still enjoyed reading about the adventures!

Jan Morrill said...

How fun to come across Kathy's post, just as I'm headed out to buy shoes. I, like Alicia Dean, have been one of those who does not "love" shoes. But, something in the last few months has "clicked" and I've decided what better fashion accessory than SHOES! Thanks for a fun post!

Kathy Wheeler said...

Thanks, Jan. No other accessory shows such personality!

Jess * Jessie * Jessy said...

Fun post, Kathy. I wish I loved shoes. My mother did but she didn't pass her shoe-loving gene down to me!

Patricia Kiyono said...

I'm not a shoe person (one pair of tennies, one pair of black dress flats, one pair of boots, one pair of slippers) but I like to look at them and wonder HOW people can walk in them! Quotable sounds like a fascinating book - thanks for sharing!

Diane Burton said...

I hate shoes! I can't believe how many people agree with me. I run around the house all year (even winter) with no shoes. I have a pair of New Balance that I wear all the time and a pair of black lace-ups to wear with slacks. Heaven help me when my son gets married. I'll have to break down and find dress shoes. Loved Quotable. Fun book.