Sunday, February 10, 2019

From the Author



 
Apologies if you run across typographical, grammatical, or editorial errors. By the time you have read this, either myself or the publisher, will have learned of any errors.

How many of you, have either thought of, or told someone you’d like to write but don’t know where to begin. I’ll respond this way: Simply get on your computer, or with a clean sheet of paper from your legal pad, write down just a couple words. Now you’ve begun!

The concept that stuck with me throughout the two-year process of writing “Kate” was this. Don’t force yourself to write. Don’t schedule yourself to write. Write only when you feel like it. You’ll be amazed at what you can accomplish.

The writing of “Kate” was extremely cathartic for me. Because “Kate” is based on true events, many of which were at times, quite trying. Writing forced me to go through, or re-live many events which were difficult. Yet at the same time, most of the events were completely exhilarating and it was a wonderful experience.

Should you wish to be added to my mailing list, drop me an email and I will provide you with updates on the progress of the movie “Kate”.

If you would like me to do a book signing, or ask me to speak in front of an audience perhaps at your local bookstore, or even a school classroom, that would be wonderful. I look forward to your contacting me.

Should you wish to purchase some of the beautiful pictures of the places visited in the story, or just simply contact me. I may be reached at:    Katethenovel@yahoo.com

Thank you.

 

About the Author



Soon after completing college, Bob entered the Professional Golfers Association and became a “Certified Golf Instructor” catering mostly to a high-end client base.  Shortly thereafter, he entered the real estate industry where he achieved a high level of success.

Then quite suddenly, a series of events transpired which threatened to change his life forever. To help him overcome the emotional challenges that he knew Bob would face, a close friend urged him to begin writing a story about the series of events which would follow.

He realized after listening to his friend, that he should indeed heed his friend’s suggestion and begin writing the story which was about to unfold. This began an entirely new career for Bob.
Right now, "Kate" is due to be published around the middle of April. Additionally, Bob and his good friend Kimber Eastwood, daughter of Clint Eastwood, are winding up development on a movie script based on the novel "Kate".

Bob currently divides his time between his home in Southern California and Carmel, on the Central Coast of California.

 

Brief Synopsis


 
KATE

Inspired by a True Story
 
Kate walks out of the doctor’s office after receiving news she didn’t want to hear. She decides to   head over to the local park to get in her daily dose of exercise.

After she completes her workout, she walks over to an adjoining ball field where she spots a particular young lady who is a top-line pitcher for the Rampage Softball Club, in the Olympic sport of Girls-Fastpitch softball. Being an athlete herself, Kate is quite taken by this young lady.

She has heard about this girl and the many challenging obstacles she has overcome. Kate immediately sees that the young lady far exceeds the usual qualities of your normal high school athlete. This girl is mature well beyond her years.

She decides to introduce herself to the young lady. After talking for several minutes, they learn they have a great deal in common. Their relationship quickly begins to flourish and they soon realize that one particular event in their past,  is the reason why they are drawn to each other now.

Summary


KATE

Inspired by a True Story

It's early Sunday morning, way before Bob usually gets up. He looks over at his wife as she sleeps. He leans over and kisses her on her forehead. He whispers "I love you".

They learned last week, that Kate’s illness is rapidly deteriorating. Even though he is going for just a short drive down by the seashore, his thoughts are solely on his wife.  He’ll make sure he’s home before she rises.

As he heads toward the coast, he smiles as he remembers the day he and Kate first met. He remembers the “look” Kate had on her face when they saw each other for the first time. It was a look he’ll never forget!

The day is beautiful. There is music playing in the background from one of his CD'S. He begins to feel a tear running down his cheek. “What”? He thinks. "What's going on here?" The song that has been playing is now ending. He hits the replay button.

When the song comes on again, he listens very carefully to the words. After a couple minutes into the song, he's now losing it.  He drives into the beach parking lot. As he sits in his parked car, he looks out toward the ocean. And then it hits him.  Kate will soon be gone!

He reaches into the glove compartment and pulls out the pad and pencil.  He jots down a few thoughts. He pauses for a moment and then continues writing. When he’s finished he lays the pad down. 

After he is finished, he feels a temporary sense of relief. He believes writing might be just the vehicle that will help him deal with the incredible sense of loss he knows he will feel after Kate is gone.

He takes one more look out over the ocean and heads home.