Kate Kindle


MARCH 4-MARCH 10: THE COAL CRACKERS WOMAN FREE. LOOK UNDER FICTION TO ROMANCE AND THEN ADVENTURE UNDER 20,000 WORDS AND FREE. YOU MIGHT CHECK OUT TWO OTHER WORKS. TODAY, MARCH 9, MY MYSTERY, ANGELS REQUIEM AND ANOTHER SHORT MYSTERY ROMANCE ENTITLED THE SLEEPING BEAUTY MYSTERY ARE PUBLISHED HERE AT SMASHWORDS. HOPE YOU LIKE THEM. Welcome to my site. Today I am celebrating the publication of my novellette, The Coal Crackers Woman. It is a historical romance on sale for only 99 cents. Not only can we learn alot about our present from reading about our past; but, thanks to fiction, we can enjoy the experience vicariously and add a few imaginative changes as we read about the activities of people from the past.
Maddy is a wife of a laborer from the late 19th century, while Peg is a very modern and successful woman in the story contemporary section. They are linked to each other by blood. This story is based on a previous story titled The Red Chest that was published in The Historical Collection, a Victory Tales Press anthology of romance stories in 2011. I have expanded the story to give a fuller picture of both the Barrett and OKeefe families.
My previous works include other short stories through Victory Tales Press entitled The Test of Time in the Summer Anthology, I Love Pie-which name I changed to The Sleeping Beauty Mystery, under which title you will find it here on SW. My novel, Angels Requiem, is a mystery thriller in paperback and ebook, which was published in 2010 here on Smashwords. In February, 2016 I published a short story on Amazon entitled The Tinkers Tale by my alternate pen name, Madelyn Kinsella.
If you buy The Coal Crackers Woman, please leave a review. Let other readers know you liked it (I am hoping). You can contact me at authorkatekindle@gmail.com.

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The Coal Cracker's Woman
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 16,250. Language: English. Published: February 7, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Action/adventure
Reporter Peg O'Keefe is laid off from her job as a famous TV reporter and returns to her childhood home. She takes over as caregiver for her elderly relatives and becomes intrigued by a chest filled with papers. Reading about her great grandparents' brave fight out of poverty and of their great love story, renews her hope and leaves her heart open. Spoiler alert: love story. Bring a handkerchief.
The Sleeping Beauty Mystery
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 10,450. Language: English. Published: September 10, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Holiday » Halloween, Fiction » Romance » Clean & wholesome
(4.00 from 1 review)
Darla Ellingsworth has had a whole lifetime of trouble in her young life, and her best friend, Elizabeth, was killed and is buried in Saranac Lake’s cemetery. Darla can’t remember how it happened, though she was right there, shortly after she was crowned Queen of Neewollah five years ago!
The Sleeping Beauty Mystery
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 10,450. Language: English. Published: September 10, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Holiday » Halloween, Fiction » Romance » Clean & wholesome
As Halloween approaches, Brooklyn born Tony Gullo stops dead in his tracks in a little mountain town when he sees a vision, a sleepwalking beauty who looks like an angel. She sleepwalks along the lake to find out the events that happened there. But the answers don’t lie at the lake. They lie within the prison walls of her mind. If only she and Tony can find the key! Halloween romance and hijinks.
Angel's Requiem
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 54,850. Language: English. Published: April 4, 2010. Categories: Fiction » Holiday » Halloween, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Supernatural
(4.33 from 6 reviews)
The heir to an art fortune is found hanged from Central Park's Bethesda Fountain the dawn after Halloween. Is it suicide, is it murder? Or is it something evil come home to haunt and destroy the rich Nasi family - the world's most well known art dealers for more than a thousand years? Insurance investigator Aidan Bonner will find out - even if it kills him! 10% of book profits go to Breast Cancer.

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  • Smashwords Book Marketing Guide on June 25, 2010
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    Mark's nearly last line was: "Won't you share it with a friend?" Heck, no! I'm keeping it to myself. I was busy looking at other books about marketing and missed the most important one I've seen to date. Thanks, Mark.
  • Canary (a short story) on Aug. 22, 2010

    Good story. Answered my question as to why people aren't more socially active in reporting accidents, assaults, burglaries etc. Must be they were ostracized by their peers when they were younger. Yeah, now I understand. Hope he moves to a better neighborhood where people don't want thieves on the job!
  • Tina and the Bullies on April 16, 2011
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    Good read. Yup! Teachers, or whoever is in charge of kids, need to come right out to stop bullying. Leadership is everything. I liked your take on it, Rita.
  • A Beautiful Struggle on April 01, 2018

    I will be reading more by this writer. A Beautiful Struggle told the life a disadvantaged girl who grew up with a mother who abused drugs and alchohol and who was unable to maintain a stable home life. Jaclyn Lewis uses the writing form of letters written to her birth dad to tell Terra's pathetic life story. I was hooked by it. So much story was packed into a really short piece.