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I’d like to introduce a friend of mine to you.  Restoration is the first published book from my buddy Caron Kamps Widden. She describes the book as women’s literary fiction which I think sums it up very well. It’s a very moving story about a man struggling to rebuild his life and restore his house while dealing with everyday kind of problems with teenagers and family that we all face.

I first met Caron at a writer’s class held in our local community center. I always remember her because she was the only person who had the nerve to ask the tough question-“well what if my writing really does suck-how will I know and when should I give up?”
I admired her honesty and her wacky sense of humor and always enjoyed the snippets of her work she shared with us along the way. Caron’s book was published on June 1st and is available from Hilliard and Harris Publishing  www.Hilliardand
Caron’s website is at if you want to pop over there and find out more.
Congratulations, Caron-obviously you can now rest assured that your writing definitely doesn’t suck!

2 comments to “Restoration”

  1. Caron Kamps Widden
      · June 20th, 2006 at 9:35 pm · Link

    Thanks so much for the plug! I do remember asking when one might know for sure if they have any writing talent or if they just suck. I still ask myself that question!! I don’t think self-doubt ever goes away when you’re putting yourself out there for everyone to see. I do feel a little more confident these days with the book finally out…vindication. I gave myself five years to write, sell and publish a novel. It took five years and one day. I was already giving myself an extension! Hope your visitors will visit my site, for more info on Restoration. It is lovely literary fiction for women to enjoy, but men will find protagonist, John Greene, businessman and single parent, most intriguing as well. So, men, please look to read Restoration…it’s a book for all genders. Thanks again, Kate. I’m so pleased to see all the success you are having with your writing. You are a true talent. Happy Anniversary to you and Mr. Kate! Mr. Caron and I just celebrated 18 wonderful years together (might I recommend the Ritz Carlton, Laguna Niguel for your get-away…ooh-la-la…worked for us!). Cheers!!

  2. Bast Cat
      · July 3rd, 2006 at 4:21 pm · Link

    Well, from what I’ve read so far, Caron, Restoration is a wonderful read and I’m looking to polishing off the rest and getting a signed copy in two weeks. Congrats!


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