About Kathryn Jane

Romance and Mystery writer

Sneak Off and Read: Lines with the topic HAPPY #RSsos #RomSuspense

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#OneLineSunday by #RSsos Lines with the topic HAPPY for a joyous start to the week. Enjoy!


For a moment there, she’d almost felt happy. What kind of person was she to forget how her husband was murdered? How her father was murdered?

Marsha West


“About your birthday…it’s this weekend. Happy happy day. Happy happy birthday.”

Vicki Batman


Metro PD picked him up not long after as a person of interest and now here was Frank, six and a half friggin’ hours and two airplanes later, cooling his heels in their dismal little waiting room. Happy, happy.

Jacquie Biggar


Quin was happy to enjoy his comfort, bask in his warmth, and feel the beating of his heart.

Sam Bradley w/a McKenna Sinclair


All of this I have heard from Mama, who is happy planning the menu, experimenting with new recipes, and babysitting her inherited great-grandchildren on Saturdays.

Joanne Guidoccio


“He waited…

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#UpbeatAuthors

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by Kathryn Jane

I belong to a Facebook group called #upbeatauthors. It was the brainchild of an author who was feeling (like many of us) overwhelmed by the negativity on social media. Her idea was to have a safe place where we could go to share positive outlooks, and uplifting words.

A whole bunch of us jumped on board of course, and we’ve grown to nearly three hundred members.

What do we do there?

Our leader has posted a theme for every week right up to the end of the year, and on Mondays, we post something positive, related to the theme.

Want to know the coolest thing about this group? In the beginning, many of us struggled a bit to come up with something to write, or share by picture, but as the weeks have gone on, so has the participation, and the ease with which the positivity flows!

Also cool…

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Sneak Off and Read: Lines about PARENTS #RSsos #RomSuspense

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#OneLineSunday by #RSsos Lines about  PARENTS for a great start to the week. Enjoy!


She untied the handwoven blanket, a gift from her grandparents, from the back of her saddle, and laid it on the rock, then settled herself there to take in the view of her ranch—her gentle and thoughtful mark on the earth.

Kathryn Jane


After flipping through a few pages, she pointed to a picture of a young family seated on the beach. Three young boys sat in front of their parents, almost exact versions of each other with reddish-blond hair and toothy grins.

S.A.Taylor
Follow Me (work in progress)


The situation stunk. He couldn’t imagine how he’d react if his parents had ever been involved in anything this bizarre.

Marsha West


In a stained red T-shirt and overalls with one strap hanging down, Rafe’s father waited a few moments before nodding. At least he wasn’t holding…

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Sneak Off and Read: Lines about SIBLINGS #RSsos #RomSuspense

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#OneLineSunday by #RSsos Lines about  SIBLINGS for a great start to the week. Enjoy!


Sara swears like a truck driver and Aimee looks like my older brother.

Sam Bradley w/a McKenna Sinclair


He set his chin on the top of her head, and she snuggled against him, just like when they’d been a couple of lonely, motherless kids on a ranch in the middle of nowhere, and she’d pretended he was her big brother.

Kathryn Jane


There was absolutely no way her brother could have committed such a violent careless crime on another human being. He might not be the most considerate or compassionate person, but a murderer?

S.A.Taylor
Shutter (work in progress)


The pain in both the siblings’ eyes made Scott regret bringing up the idea, but to solve a problem you had to look it square in the face.

Marsha West


Pete moved until his shoulders touched Nate’s…

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Sneak Off and Read: Lines about MEMORIES #RSsos #RomSuspense

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#OneLineSunday by #RSsos Lines about  MEMORIES for a great start to the week. Enjoy!


“You don’t get it,” he said. “The memories are what kept us going. They fueled our fire to succeed.”

Jacquie Biggar


She held each other; both of them appreciating the other’s support as they became lost again in their own traumatic memories.

Sam Bradley w/a McKenna Sinclair


He was traveling back, she could tell, to that time in his mind. And she could also tell, by his haunted expression, those memories still creeped him out.

Claire Gem


I shuddered as I recalled memories of my interrogation. Eighteen months had passed but the details were still fresh in my mind.

Joanne Guidoccio


And again she was back to the night in the spare room, remembering the steely glint in his gray eyes before that first kiss.

Kathryn Jane


A sudden rush of memories came back of the…

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Sneak Off and Read: Lines about HOME, MEMORIES, SIBLINGS, or PARENTS, #RSsos #RomSuspense

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#OneLineSunday by #RSsos Lines about  HOME, MEMORIES, SIBLINGS, or PARENTS for a great start to the week. Enjoy!


From the front seat, I grabbed a grocery sack containing a baggie of Aunt Rosie’s homemade confections and tucked the pipe wrench under my arm.

Vicki Batman


Walking into this smoky structure was like going into a dark cave: the home of the beast, the lair of the dragon.

Sam Bradley w/a McKenna Sinclair


“Stay home and eat some good Italian food for a change,” Maria said, a hint of steel in her voice.

Joanne Guidoccio


That on top of three weeks of living with her father’s massive ego was more than enough to remind her why she left home the day after her sixteenth birthday.

Kathryn Jane


She glanced around the office space, the stacks of books, the framed certificates and degrees, and the pictures of his family. She couldn’t help…

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Sneak Off and Read: Lines with the the theme TASTE, #RSsos #RomSuspense

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#OneLineSunday by #RSsos Lines with the theme TASTE for a great start to the week. Enjoy!


Cooked to perfection, moist with a light pink center, the tenderness and taste of the steak kept her focus. Who knew the people of Maine—or at least Tom—understood how to cook a steak?

Marsha West


The wind blew and Juliet tasted the dusty tang of the Isle. Like crushed dandelions and swamp sludge.

Sharon Wray
Every Deep Desire


“I wonder if the taste of coffee disguises poison.”

Vicki Batman


“I’ve worked too hard for this, Leo. Don’t disappoint me.”

Jacquie Biggar


The bitter taste of soot assaulted his mouth. His eyes burned and clouded with tears.

Sam Bradley w/a McKenna Sinclair


While I would have loved to taste one of the tortes or cakes, I dug into the thin slice of custard pie.

Joanne Guidoccio


Ian sat down to a rather unusual concoction of meat…

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