Interview with Kait Nolan

What do you read for pleasure?
Always, always romance. I love contemporary, romantic suspense, steampunk, and the occasional paranormal romance tale.
What is your e-reading device of choice?
Predominantly, I read on my Kindle Paperwhite, but I have also been known to read on my phone while stuck in line waiting for stuff.
When did you first start writing?
I first started writing when I was twelve. I was a lonely, nerdy kid who didn't fit in, and I had just met the girl who would become my best friend. Honestly, looking back, I have no idea WHY we decided writing a book was a good idea, but after our first marathon phone conversation, that's what we were doing--writing a book about us as sisters at a summer camp. She ended up bailing on the book (though not on me!), but by then the writing bug had infected me but good. I've never stopped.
What motivated you to become an indie author?
It started back in the early days of self publishing. I had a few friends who were pioneers and had made a name for themselves through self publishing. I decided I would publish some novellas to begin building an audience for the series I wanted to pitch to New York. In the end, New York and I weren't a good fit, but I discovered I LOVE being an author/publisher and having all the control.
What do your fans mean to you?
Well obviously everything. If not for my fans, I couldn't do this for a living. But beyond the monetary aspects, my fans are some of my greatest supporters emotionally. If I'm having a crap day, all I have to do is open my inbox and I've got an email from somebody or a message on FB from someone else who found pleasure or solace in one of my books and just had to tell me what that meant to them. There's nothing greater than hearing those stories from readers and knowing that I've made a little difference in their lives.
What are you working on next?
I'm wrapping up the fourth and final book in my Misfit Inn quartet, BRING IT ON HOME, which is Maggie's story. It's the end of The Misfit Inn, but not at all the end of Eden's Ridge. There will be at least two other miniseries within that universe.
Who are your favorite authors?
That's like asking me to pick a favorite child...But okay, in no particular order: Nora Roberts, Miranda Liasson, Jill Shalvis, Tawna Fenske, Pippa Grant, Donna Kauffman, Elizabeth Dyer, and Erin Nicholas
When you're not writing, how do you spend your time?
I have a full-time day job, a husband, a teenager, and two active dogs, so the rest of my time is spent wrangling all of that!
What's the story behind your latest book?
My latest book is actually an expansion of a novella I wrote last year. BABY, IT'S COLD OUTSIDE wasn't on my production schedule at all. And then it popped up and I thought I could make it one of the novelettes in my Meet Cute Romance series, but Ivy and Harrison insisted they were more. So I expanded it into a novella and that's what got published. It was fun and flirty but...it never felt quite finished. There was more to their story. So I've been going back and expanding it into the short novel it really wanted to be. It will be used to kick off a new contemporary romance trilogy set in Eden's Ridge.
What is the greatest joy of writing for you?
I get to make up stuff for a living. How awesome is that? The world is often a terrible, dark place. I get the glorious job of proving that that isn't the ONLY thing the world is. I get to put out little beacons of light and hope, escape pods for readers to get an infusion of positive. I can't think of a better job than that. Except maybe cuddling puppies for a living.
Published 2019-02-13.
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Books by This Author

Bring It On Home
Series: The Misfit Inn. Pre-release—available November 22, 2019. Price: $4.99 USD. Language: English. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary, Fiction » Romance » General
Forced to take a sabbatical from work for medical reasons, Maggie goes home to Tennessee, where she finds more than she bargained for with life-long friend, Porter. As they navigate their way from friends to lovers, it seems they were made for each other. But secrets lurk in the shadows of their past that just might destroy everything they know about each other.
Wishful Romance: Volume 3 (Books 7-9)
Series: Wishful Romance Boxed Sets. Price: $8.99 USD. Words: 100,130. Language: English. Published: August 16, 2019. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary, Fiction » Romance » General
Wishful is a southern romance series written for anyone looking for love in a small town. If you loved Hart of Dixie and miss the residents of Bluebell, you just might fall in love with Wishful. It's a town where everybody knows your name and hope springs eternal! This volume contains Books 7-9!
What I Like About You
Series: Rescue My Heart, Book 2. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 54,450. Language: English. Published: July 19, 2019. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary, Fiction » Romance » General
A horse-whispering loner and a soon-to-be lawyer just might find love in this opposites attract, holiday fling romance.
Dancing Away With My Heart
Series: Wishful Romance, 12. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 27,570. Language: English. Published: May 24, 2019. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary, Fiction » Romance » General
After a high school trauma hit like a ton of bricks, Lexi has spent years avoiding her best friend, Zach. Now she's back in town just in time for the high school reunion she never planned to attend. All she wants to do is get through this with her secret—and her heart—intact. But what if 10 years is just the right amount of time for Zach to finally get a clue?
Snowed In With The Ranger
Series: Rescue My Heart, Prelude to Book 1. Price: Free! Words: 17,940. Language: English. Published: March 23, 2019. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary, Fiction » Romance » General
A runaway author and an Army Ranger just might find love in this snowbound romance. **This is a prelude to Baby, It’s Cold Outside (Rescue My Heart #1). It ends on a cliffhanger and should not be read by itself. **
Once Upon A Rescue (Meet Cute Romance)
Series: Meet Cute Romance, Book 7. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 18,880. Language: English. Published: November 9, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary, Fiction » Romance » Short stories
As director of the local animal shelter, Brooke is used to doing the rescuing. But when a freak winter storm endangers her animals, she’s in the market for a miracle. Hayden wants nothing more than to be her hero. With 4-wheel drive and an empty barn, he’s got a plan. They’ve just got to survive icy roads, canine labor, and a pair of matchmaking octogenarians to get there.
Stay A Little Longer
Series: The Misfit Inn, Book 3. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 66,560. Language: English. Published: January 18, 2019. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary, Fiction » Romance » General
Disgraced chef Athena returns to small town life in Tennessee, coming face to face with the one night stand from her sister’s wedding. An unexpected confidant, Logan reminds Athena of her roots, and in turn, she questions everything she’s spent years working for. They just might hold the keys to each other’s salvation—but when her old life comes calling, can love win out over the temptation.
A Lot Like Christmas
Series: Wishful Romance, 11. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 44,800. Language: English. Published: November 30, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary, Fiction » Holiday » Christmas
Hannah's waiting tables at Wishful's Dinner Belles diner and dreaming of getting an interior design business off the ground. What better way to practice and show off her skills than with some holiday decorating? Jaded Ryan, an Army medic on leave, and his cantankerous great uncle, Percy, are desperately in need of Christmas cheer—and a referee. Can Hannah's warmth thaw these frosty hearts?
You Were Meant For Me
Series: Wishful Romance, 10. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 59,840. Language: English. Published: October 5, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary, Fiction » Romance » General
It was just supposed to be a fling, so they agreed to no last names—a decision Mitch regretted the moment he woke up to find Tess gone. When Fate gives them another chance, they dive headlong back into their affair to find out whether there’s more than simply heat. But when Tess ends up pregnant, he’ll have the biggest fight of his life convincing her that their fling should be forever.
Can't Stand The Rain
Series: Wishing For A Hero. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 40,100. Language: English. Published: July 13, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Suspense, Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
When Delaney is accused of a crime she didn’t commit, everyone is willing to believe the worst of her. Everyone except firefighter Sean. The woman he knows couldn’t possibly be behind the rash of fires that are keeping the volunteer fire department hopping. Someone is deliberately framing her. Will Delaney trust him enough to help her find the real culprit?
Can't Take My Eyes Off You
Series: Wishing For A Hero. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 92,720. Language: English. Published: June 1, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Suspense, Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
An opposites attract romance between an idealistic doctor and a jaded ex-U.S. Marshal. When Miranda is targeted in an escalating chain of threatening events, Ethan must find a way to overcome her rose-colored view of her hometown in order to protect her.
Watch Over Me
Series: Wishing For A Hero. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 37,490. Language: English. Published: May 11, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Suspense, Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
A former Navy pilot teams up with a down-on-her luck cop to find out who’s determined to ruin her career in this quick, fast-moving adventure that's a complete and satisfying story--no cliffhangers here!--and a "happy for now" ending.
Wishful Romance Volume 2 (Books 4-6)
Series: Wishful Romance Boxed Sets. Price: $8.99 USD. Words: 163,400. Language: English. Published: March 22, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary, Fiction » Women's fiction » General
Wishful is a southern romance series written for anyone looking for love in a small town. If you loved Hart of Dixie and miss the residents of Bluebell, you just might fall in love with Wishful. It's a town where everybody knows your name and hope springs eternal! This volume contains Books 4-6!
Baby, It's Cold Outside
Series: Rescue My Heart, Book 1. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 53,490. Language: English. Published: January 24, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary, Fiction » Romance » General
When Winter Stormageddon traps a runaway writer and a former Army Ranger together, suddenly his one-man cabin feels more cramped than cozy. As more than the fireplace heats things up, they both find far more than they bargained for. This intuitive author just might have the answers he's looking for, but will their newfound connection survive past the storm?
Wishful Romance Volume 1 (Books 1-3)
Series: Wishful Romance Boxed Sets. Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 229,630. Language: English. Published: December 3, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary, Fiction » Women's fiction » General
Wishful is a southern romance series written for anyone looking for love in a small town. If you loved Hart of Dixie and miss the residents of Bluebell, you just might fall in love with Wishful. It's a town where everybody knows your name and hope springs eternal! This volume contains Books 1-3
The Christmas Fountain
Series: Wishful Romance, 9. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 36,170. Language: English. Published: November 24, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Holiday » Christmas, Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
After finding out her Mr. Right was actually Mr. Wrong, Mary Alice is taking a break from love to chair her favorite holiday charity. Chad thinks volunteering is the perfect way to get to know his Christmas crush. Will he manage to overcome her once bitten, twice shy caution?
Those Sweet Words
Series: The Misfit Inn, Book 2. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 64,610. Language: English. Published: October 27, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary, Fiction » Women's fiction » General
Before she settles down to take custody of the teenage girl her late mother had planned to adopt, Pru Reynolds wants just one thing for herself. Enter Flynn Bohannon, the sinfully sexy Irishman in town for her sister's wedding. The free-spirited musician is definitely not the kind of guy she should be dating. But he's the perfect guy for a crazy fun fling before her life changes for good.
Once Upon A Wedding (Meet Cute Romance)
Series: Meet Cute Romance, Book 6. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 22,910. Language: English. Published: August 27, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary, Fiction » Romance » Short stories
What do a tattooed bar owner and a modern-day flower child have in common?
Once Upon A Campfire (Meet Cute Romance)
Series: Meet Cute Romance, Book 5. Price: Free! Words: 19,660. Language: English. Published: June 26, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary, Fiction » Women's fiction » General
(4.50 from 2 reviews)
It was a terrible idea. But that doesn’t stop Sarah Meadows from saying yes to covering for her identical twin sister at staff orientation week at Camp Firefly Falls. It’s just a few days and she'll be back to finishing her master's thesis, right? But when her sexy, ex-park ranger partner figures out her secret, she’s got her work cut out convincing him not to turn her in.
See You Again
Series: Wishful Romance, 8. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 49,330. Language: English. Published: June 30, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary, Fiction » Women's fiction » General
Mayor Sandra Crawford has survived divorce and cancer, but she's not at all sure she'll survive the discovery that her town's benefactor is actually the man she nearly left her husband for almost 30 years ago. Gerald Peyton, III didn't fight for Sandy back in college--a decision he's regretted ever since. Now Trey's older, wiser, and determined to win the heart of the woman he's never forgotten.
Second Chance Summer
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 51,350. Language: English. Published: May 26, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary, Fiction » Women's fiction » General
After fighting her way back from an accident she shouldn't have survived, Audrey goes to Camp Firefly Falls as part of her bucket list. The last thing she expects to find is the firefighter who rescued her two years before. As sparks ignite between rescuer and rescuee, Audrey finally gets the chance to repay her hero. But can she convince this proud, stubborn man that life is still worth living?
When You Got A Good Thing
Series: The Misfit Inn, Book 1. Price: Free! Words: 63,430. Language: American English. Published: March 30, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary, Fiction » Women's fiction » General
She thought she could never go home again. Kennedy Reynolds has spent the past decade traveling the world as a free spirit. She never looks back at the past, the place, or the love she left behind—until her mother’s unexpected death forces her home to Eden’s Ridge, TN. Will Kennedy be able to bury the past, or will the secret that sent her running destroy her second chance?
Dance Me A Dream
Series: Wishful Romance, 7. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 29,820. Language: American English. Published: February 26, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary, Fiction » Women's fiction » General
As guardian to her younger siblings, Tara Honeycutt has forgotten what it's like to be a normal twenty-something. When a major gas line breaks, leaving them with no heat, no hot water, and no way to cook for Christmas, Jace Applewhite invites Tara and her sibs out to his family's Christmas tree farm. Will a good old fashioned farmhouse Christmas be enough to get Tara to give him a second glance?
Wish I Might
Series: Wishful Romance, 5. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 47,670. Language: English. Published: November 3, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary, Fiction » Humor & comedy » General
For graphic designer Cecily Dixon, building a successful life on her own terms, independent of her family's name and wealth, has been an all-important goal. She’s got one last job before taking the next step in her high-powered career—helping Reed Campbell with his struggling bookstore. The clock is ticking on Reed’s last chance to convince Cecily that his small town can support her big dreams.
If I Didn't Care
Series: Wishing For A Hero. Price: Free! Words: 83,770. Language: English. Published: October 27, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Suspense, Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
Judd and Autumn have been best friends all their lives, but she wants more. She's secretly written her fantasies, making him the hero of her erotic romantic suspense novels. Judd's chosen the life of a cop to protect Autumn against the day the nightmare from their past returns. But when the whole town learns Autumn's pen name, and their secrets come out, will he be able to do his job?
Turn My World Around
Series: Wishful Romance, 6. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 66,880. Language: English. Published: September 1, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary, Fiction » Women's fiction » General
Corinne was the queen of Wishful High and a straight-up mean girl. Then Karma happened. Now she’s back in Wishful, a single mom trying to pick up the pieces, to make a life for her son, in a town that is less than forgiving. She ignored Tucker in high school, but he seems determined to use the upcoming “Dancing With The Stars” style charity event to help her win the heart of the town.
Just For This Moment
Series: Wishful Romance, 4. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 63,370. Language: English. Published: March 31, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary, Fiction » Women's fiction » Chick lit
Three months after his sexy co-star issued a “cooling off period” to see if their on-stage chemistry is real, Myles knows his attraction hasn't fizzled at all. But just as he's ready to unleash his dating A-game, he gets hit with a financial bomb that will devastate his business. The only answer? Find a woman to marry to gain access to a family trust. With six weeks left, the clock is ticking.
Know Me Well
Series: Wishful Romance, 2. Price: Free! Words: 86,630. Language: English. Published: August 14, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary, Fiction » Women's fiction » Chick lit
(5.00 from 1 review)
Riley Gower is no stranger to hard work. She's queen of Doing All The Things—solo. And that's exactly how she likes it. She’s not holding out for a hero. When disaster strikes her business, ex-Marine Liam Montgomery jumps in to help--whether she likes it or not. Will they be able to work through their complicated past to save the pharmacy before she's forced to close its doors forever?
HELP! Food Allergies Coming To Dinner: The Pinch Hitter's Guide To Cooking Without Gluten or Dairy
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 16,140. Language: English. Published: January 26, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Cooking, Food, Wine, Spirits » Health & healing / gluten-free, Nonfiction » Cooking, Food, Wine, Spirits » Health & healing / allergy
Gluten free, dairy free cooking for the clueless. A collection of 50 gluten free and dairy free recipes, all made with completely normal ingredients or with simple substitutions, along with some cheat sheets to help you create your own meals that are allergen friendly.
Once Upon A Coffee (Meet Cute Romance)
Series: Meet Cute Romance, Book 4. Price: Free! Words: 12,840. Language: American English. Published: January 15, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary, Fiction » Romance » Short stories
(4.50 from 2 reviews)
A blind date and a case of mistaken identity just might lead to love...When a beautiful stranger sits down at Dillon Lange's table, he knows he ought to say something about not being who she thinks he is, but he can't resist her smile or her engaging conversation. How long can he keep up the charade? And what will happen when her real date shows up?
To Get Me To You
Series: Wishful Romance, 1. Price: Free! Words: 114,670. Language: English. Published: November 27, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary, Fiction » Romance » General
(5.00 from 2 reviews)
Wishful, MS is Cam's hometown. He's not sure a city girl like Norah can understand the place well enough to help him save it from the corporate big-box store threatening to set up shop. She's determined, though. She's falling hard for the charms of town-- and the man. But even if they send the suits packing, can she really give up her corner office for a corner booth a the local diner?
Once Upon An Heirloom (Meet Cute Romance)
Series: Meet Cute Romance, Book 3. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 16,820. Language: English. Published: May 23, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Short stories, Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
Sylvie Noll goes to the jewelry store with a sad story, a looming debt, and a beloved heirloom. Everett Sperry, III is a hard-core do-gooder with a bank account to back him up. When he impulsively buys Sylvie’s hocked ring, he intends to return it to her. But Sylvie disappears. How will he find her again? And if his friends find his grand gestures…eccentric, how will a complete stranger react?
Once Upon A New Year's Eve (Meet Cute Romance)
Series: Meet Cute Romance, Book 2. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 16,650. Language: English. Published: April 24, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Short stories, Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
It should have been the perfect New Year's Eve date. But when Gemma Forester gets called to bail her older brother out of trouble, she comes face to face with some of her own. Aaron Hendricks never forgot his best friend's little sister, but ten years wasn't enough to prepare him for the woman she's become. Will a chance meeting allow them to overcome the past?
Once Upon A Snow Day (Meet Cute Romance)
Series: Meet Cute Romance, Book 1. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 15,710. Language: English. Published: March 17, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Short stories, Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
Do you wanna build a snowman? Isabelle Lawson loves her job. Driven, dedicated, there's no room in her high-pressure life to look for love outside the pages of the books she edits. Can a fun-loving, handsome stranger change her mind? Meet Cute Romance is a series of romantic shorts celebrating the possibilities of a couple's first meeting.
Be Careful, It's My Heart
Series: Wishful Romance, 3. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 43,600. Language: English. Published: November 22, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary, Fiction » Romance » General
The historic Madrigal theater, in the heart of downtown Wishful, is about to close its doors forever. A last ditch fund-raising effort, a production of White Christmas, is probably the only thing that could bring Tyler Edison back to the stage after all these years. Little does she know that the leading man who broke her heart just blew back into town. Auditions start at six o'clock.
Red
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 85,120. Language: English. Published: August 14, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Romance, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Fantasy
(4.54 from 26 reviews)
Elodie has a secret. Any day, she’ll become a wolf and succumb to a centuries old curse. For 17 years she’s hidden what she is. Now someone knows the truth and wants to exterminate her family line. The last thing she needs is to fall in love. But Sawyer's determined to protect her, and he's more than what he seems. Can they outsmart a madman and find a way to beat the curse?