Wednesday, December 19, 2018

Kathy Cretsinger ~ Smoky Mountain Brides ~ Giveaway

Please welcome author/publisher Kathy Cretsinger (AKA Katt Anderson) to Whispers in Purple blog

 Mountains, courtesy See below why this picture appears here

Hello everyone! Kathy Cretsinger here. I am so happy to be on this blog and tell you a little about what I do as an author and publisher. In truth, authoring is very little, but publishing is a lot. I love the work, the stress, and above all getting to know the people we work with.

Twelve years ago, I began to have thoughts that I could write. I knew nothing about writing, but I still had the desire. A friend told me I could do it. I must have believed her because that’s exactly what I did. I should have learned the craft first, but I like to dive in and then find out what a mess I’ve made.

Remember that book you thought you had to write? Mine was so horrible it’s hidden on a flash drive somewhere. I really don’t want to find it. It was that bad.

Now let’s look at one that turned out to be good. The next book I wrote turned out to be a wonderful tale sprinkled with my ancestors. Callie’s Mountain was the first book I published, and that book started my publishing career.

Like myself, there are a lot of authors that need someone to see the future in their book. They need help in writing a finished product and publishing that product. That’s where we come in at Mantle Rock Publishing LLC. We want a perfect printed copy. We are human and sometimes a mistake is made, but if we all work together as a team, we’ll have a perfect book.

The last book I wrote is Smoky Mountain Brides. My editor, Pam Watts Harris, and I decided we wanted to write a sweet romance set in the Smokies. We both love the mountains, and we’ve both been there many times. It wasn’t hard to come up with two career girls who find true love and get married. I loved working with Pam, and I love this book. 

Smoky Mountain Brides by Pam Watts Harris and Katt Anderson (I forgot to tell you I have a pen name) can be found at And I’m giving a free copy to one person who makes a comment.

At the present, I’m writing a romantic suspense set in a real place. [Peg here ... see image above] My husband grew up in a small community in the mountains of Northeast Tennessee, between Bristol, TN and Boone NC. This book is set in the community where he grew up. I am very conscious of the people who live there, and I want this book to be enjoyable to them. It will release in June 2019. I won’t give a name until later.

Thanks for visiting with me for these few minutes. Have a blessed day.

Kathy Cretsinger writes under the name of Katt Anderson. She lives in Kentucky with her husband of fifty plus years. They have two grown children, four grandchildren, no cats or dogs, but a few squirrels who live around the walnut trees. 

When not writing, you’ll find Kathy people watching, reading, enjoying her flower garden, going to activities her grandchildren are involved in, or helping authors with their manuscripts. Kathy also speaks at writer’s conferences. 

She and her husband Jerry are owners of Mantle Rock Publishing LLC. You can visit her at 


To enter Kathy’s giveaway, just leave a comment below, including your name and contact information. Giveaway runs for one week, ending December 26 at Midnight, CST. Winner will be drawn and notified via email on Thursday, Dec. 27, which is why we need your contact info. Thanks.



  1. I'm looking forward to reading both of Kathy's books.
    Thanks for entering me in the giveaway.
    Merry Christmas to You & Yours!
    Janet E.

    1. Hi, Janet! Thanks for visiting my blog again. You have been entered in the giveaway

  2. Peg, thanks for hosting Kathy today. Both of you ladies totally and utterly amaze me! I would love to win a copy of Smoky Mountain Brides, so please enter me in the drawing. Kathy, I keep hoping that someday (soon?) I'll have something worthy of submission to Mantle Rock Publishing! May you both be blessed this Christmas and throughout 2019.

    1. Patti, thanks for stopping by! And for your kind words. You are entered in the drawing. Blessings ...