Patterns surround us everywhere we look in our daily lives--in our homes, our clothing, the shapes discernible in the buildings that form our cityscapes. Patterns that surround us are as innumerable as the objects, colors and lines that form them. Household patterns also bring out the colors and patterns in our kitties! As I was snapping photos of the Smith felines this week, I noticed all the patterns that formed the backdrops of the pictures, as well as the patterns in their fur--stripes, circles and patches.
We often become so accustomed to our felines that we don't appreciate the beauty in their coats. Each fur baby is unique! Take a second look at yours today and notice the colors, textures and beauty that make them truly one of a kind.
USA TODAY Bestselling Author Karen Rose Smith is an only child who delved into books at an early age. She learned about kindred spirits from Anne of Green Gables, solved mysteries with Nancy Drew and wished she could have been the rider on The Black Stallion. Yet even though she escaped often into story worlds, she had many aunts, uncles and cousins around her on weekends. Her sense of family and relationships began there. Maybe that's why families are a strong theme in her novels, whether mysteries or romances. Her 97th novel will be released in 2017.
Karen and Paddy
Readers often ask her about her pastimes. She has herb, flowers and vegetable gardens that help her relax. In the winter, she cooks rather than gardens. And year round she spends most of her time with her husband, as well as her four rescued cats who are her constant companions. They chase rainbows from sun catchers, reminding her life isn't all about work, awards and bestseller lists. Everyone needs that rainbow to chase.
Karen looks forward to interacting with readers. They can find her at the links below.