Betsy Whitt

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K.J. Howe: American Title III Finalist, ONE SHOT, TWO KILLS

When I went to Greensburg in January for my first residency at Seton Hill I was struck by how nice everyone was. I had a chance to talk several times with romantic suspense writer Kim Howe, who graduated while we were there. Not only is she a fantastic person and a darn good storyteller, she’s made it all the way through the Romantic Times ‘Whose Book Will Be The Next American Title’ competition. Readers have been voting via email on various samples of books featured on the Romantic Times website. Kim’s is one of the final two to make it all the way through.

The winner gets a contract with Dorchester books, which is what Kim is aiming for. Don’t go simply on my recommendation – click here to read this round’s excerpt for yourself and consider voting for the piece on its own merits.

You can also vote by sending a blank e-mail to with ONE SHOT, TWO KILLS in the subject line.

K.J. is also running two contests connected with the voting. Here are details in her own words:

The final round showcases the all-important love scene. To celebrate my sniper heroine’s romance, I thought it would be fun to give away two $100 gift certificates from Victoria’s Secret. After all, a girl who wears fatigues all day definitely needs something pretty underneath! Just send an e-mail with Victoria’s Secret in the subject line to me via my website and you’ll automatically be entered in the draw.

I’m also raffling off an autographed, framed photo of hockey star Curtis Joseph (generously donated by Curtis’ personal trainer) to celebrate Jack scoring with Kenya! Just send me an e-mail with Curtis Joseph in the subject line to enter the raffle.

Voting ends on Sunday, so head on over right away to vote!

Kim’s also been interviewed by fellow SHU grad Heidi Ruby Miller for her “Heidi’s Pick Six” series. Follow this link to see which questions she chose to answer!


1 Comment

  1. Thank you for the plug! (for me and Kim)

    Nice layout here.


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