Two women share the penname, K.M. Daughters. One author literally lives in two places at the same time: the northern New Jersey suburbs of New York City and the western Illinois suburbs of Chicago. Her affinity for the first and second cities in the U.S. teeter totters between first and second places in her heart, depending on the time of year and/or the setting in one of her romantic suspense novels.
For instance, the first book in the Sullivan Boys series is set in the Chicago area where the Sullivan siblings were born and raised. The second book is primarily set in New York City, hometown of the heroine but it features Chicago scenes. Subsequent installments in the series are entirely set in Illinois. K.M. Daughters loves the Chicago area and the city itself so, in her story telling, she flavors settings and scenarios “a la Chi-town” including sports rivalries.
KMD most loves (coincidentally, so do her characters):
Lou Malnati’s Deep Dish Pizza (And toasted cheddar cubes. And the Malnati salad with fontina cheese and little pieces of salami.) Il Vicinato (Western Avenue) Annual Wine Tasting Dinner, The Melting Pot – the cheese and chocolate fondues – delectable, Lincoln Park Zoo’s Annual Christmas Zoolights – a wondrous fairyland, Da Bears, Cubs, Bulls – win or lose, but the Kathie half is a cheese-head and loves the Packers. The duo, Pat and Kathie team, love the intra-family fan rivalry included with sportsmanship and walking the Illinois Prairie Path together – the birthplace of so many stories.
Maybe Chicago is first in K.M. Daughters’ heart, after all.
Visit with K.M. Daughters at http://www.kmdaughters.com/ and browse their bio , work and links.
Check out the award-winning novels in the Sullivan Boys romantic suspense series by K.M. Daughters at Amazon.com Against Doctors Orders, Beyond the Code of Conduct, Capturing Karma and All’s Fair in Love and Law.
And, releasing 7/6/11, the fifth and final installment: In the St. Nick of Time.