About The Author

Kathleen Gilles Seidel

Award-winning author Kathleen Gilles Seidel still longs for the small Kansas hometown of her birth. To fill that longing, she builds her own small towns, filling their imaginary borders with strong robust characters seeking their own happily-ever-afters. Kathy lives outside of Washington, D.C. She and her late husband have two grown daughters.

Hometown Memories

After All These Years

Curry James knows how to cope with being left alone.
 
Still living in the same white farmhouse where she grew up, Curry watched those closest to her leave—her parents by tragic death, her husband to war, and her best friend, Tom, who walked away because he couldn't deal with being left alive.
 
Then one day, without warning, Tom returns. Curry appears as down-to-earth as she ever was, but her survival has come at a cost and now it's up to Tom to help Curry re-open her heart to life's joy.
 
AWARDS:
RITA winner, Best Single Title Contemporary

Don't Forget to Smile

In Oregon's timber country, inside a smoky bar, stands proprietor Tory Duncan. Once a hair's breadth from the Miss America crown, she's still just as beautiful and still searching for happiness.
 
Joe Brigham, a forthright and handsome man from a logging family, divorced, and father of one, regards her with a love deep and pure.
 
But trading in her search for an uncertain future, no matter the joy Joe promises to provide, seems more than Tory can afford.
 
AWARDS:
Romantic Times Reviewer's Choice Award for Best Contemporary Romance

Till the Stars Fall

In a small Minnesota mining town, young Krissa is sheltered from her violent father by Danny, the brother she idolizes. Danny, a budding musician, is determined to escape with his sister in tow.
 
When the pair finally succeed, they meet Quinn, a privileged and wealthy college student. Drawn together by a passion for music, Danny and Quinn set up a successful pop group. As their stars begin to rise, Danny falls in love with fame, and Quinn and Krissa fall in love with each other. But the higher Danny, Quinn and Krissa climb, the faster their worlds crumble, until they part.
 
Sixteen years later, their paths cross once again, three fallen stars. Danny is gravely ill. Quinn and Krissa are still in love. But to hear the music again, the three must face their joined pasts and use the lessons to create a better future.

Again

Head writer for daytime's only historical romantic soap opera, small-town girl Jenny Cotton is on top of the world. But she can't seem to write herself out of a difficult relationship until actor Alec Cameron walks onto the set.
 
Alec survived a big-budget TV flop with the same "good guy" courage that got him out of a failed marriage. But no matter how hard he tries, he can't seem to hide his wounds from writer Jenny.
 
Now the script flowing from Jenny's pen and unfolding every weekday afternoon to millions of eager fans is more than just a story... it's his story, which is quickly becoming their story. But Jenny doesn't want to be rescued by a "good guy" white knight, any more than Alec wants to fall in love with Jenny.
 
AWARDS
RITA Winner for Best Contemporary, Single Title