The Unlikely Romance of Kate Bjorkman
(Delacorte Books for Young Readers, Sept. 1, 1995)
Hi, I'm Kate Bjorkman. If you're reading this, I must have gotten published. If you're turned off by romance novels, don't be. I don't like them myself. They're full of three-paragraph kisses describing people's tongues and spittle. But what do you do if you've lived a real romance with a great guy (Richard) and he loves you as much as you love him? Simple. I wrote a romance novel. I used The Romance Writer's Phrase Book since I'm not a natural in the romance department. My English teacher said there must be conflict in a story. No problem. My life was one big conflict last Christmas. Nothing is made up. I want truth even in romance. I'm betting you'll want the same.