Spotlight on Kathy Lynn Harris and “Blue Straggler”

Please welcome Kathy Lynn Harris to Jenna’s Journal.

A blue straggler is a star that has an anomalous blue color and appears to be disconnected from those stars that surround it.

But this is not a story about astronomy.

Bailey Miller is “disconnected” from the cluster of her rural south Texas family. She has never quite fit in and now in her early 30s, she finds herself struggling with inner turmoil and a series of bad choices in her life.

“… The characters made me laugh, cry, and wish that the story
went on forever.”

Bailey’s drinking too much (even for a member of her family), has a penchant to eat spoonfuls of Cool Whip, works in a job that bores her beyond description and can’t keep a relationship longer than it takes for milk to expire in her fridge.

Even with the help of her two outspoken friends, Texas lass Idamarie and her quirky college pal Rudy, she’s having a hard time.

“… every single Texas reference Kathy Lynn Harris made was so descriptive that I knew exactly what she was talking about. I felt as if I was living the story.”

So she packs up her Honda and heads out of Texas in search of herself and answers to secrets from her great-grandmother’s past. The novel takes readers on a journey from San Antonio, Texas, to a small mountain town in Colorado and back again, as Bailey uncovers not only the secrets of her great- grandmother’s life, but also some painful secrets of her own. All while finding love along the way.

“… both thoughtful and laugh-out-loud funny! I also hope that the author is working on a sequel.”

“… I laughed till I cried, then cried till I laughed. This is one I will read over and over again.”

If you have ever wondered why you got stuck with the family you did, what you are doing with your job and your life, or had a sudden desire to run off to the mountains, sit back and join Bailey for this laugh- out-loud, yet poignant ride.

“… Ms. Harris I’m ready for the next installment!”

Kathy grew up in rural South Texas — and comes from people who work hard, love the land and know how to have a good time on a Saturday night. As a writer, Kathy was lucky to have been surrounded by exceptional characters throughout her life, many of whom have lived their lives exactly the way they wanted. The rest of the world could take `em or leave `em! Inspiring, to say the least.

In 2001, Kathy made the move from Texas to the Colorado Rockies to focus on her writing and soak up All Things Mountain.

By day, she works for a relationship marketing agency. By night, she lives in an authentic log cabin near the southernmost glacier in North America, at 10,500 feet above sea level, with her husband and son, plus two fairly untrainable golden retriever mixes.

Mountain lions, bears, foxes, coyotes and other high-country animals are her neighbors, and she wouldn’t have it any other way. It is there that she writes — Kathy has completed two novels and three children’s books. She has also published hundreds of magazine articles, poetry, short fiction and essays. Her work has appeared in numerous published anthologies. Blue Straggler is her debut novel.

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8 Responses to Spotlight on Kathy Lynn Harris and “Blue Straggler”

  1. Wow! This book sounds amazing. Congrats on the release!


  2. Sounds like an entertaining read. I’ll have to check it out. Congrats on your release!


  3. Congratulations on your release. It sounds like a good read.


  4. This book look to be right up my ally…. I love stories set in Texas small towns. Written a few of ’em myself, though I’m from a PA small town.

    Hope the good sales gods smile down on you!


  5. D'Ann Lindun says:

    Love the premise! Hey, I’m in SW Colorado! Are you on my side of the mt?


  6. I love the format of this article, not to mention the contents! Your novel sounds wonderful and I’m adding it to my TBR pile immediately. Good luck with this release and in all your varied endeavors.


  7. Karen Wilson says:

    Sounds wonderful. I grew up in a small town in Okla. so I always enjoy reading these kinds of stories. Congrats on your book.


  8. your book sounds great, Kathy, I’m a sucker for small towns and quirky! Good luck!!!


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