A Post About The Book



As of the writing of this post, what I believe are the final changes for my book, HOLD ME, have been returned to my editor.  In celebration, I thought I’d share some relatively amusing behind-the-scenes factoids about HOLD ME in case anyone was even remotely interested. So, here we go:

  • The heroine’s name is Katie. She was named after Kate Jackson, of Scarecrow and Mrs. King fame.  Katie doesn’t look anything like Katie Jackson – I just liked the show.
  • The hero’s name is Lucas Vasco. Luc has a picture of Katie taken when she was a young girl. The inspiration for that came from a calendar of Ireland I had hanging in my office a few years ago.  One of the photos was of a young girl with a mass of red, curly hair backlit by the sun. I looked at it and thought – “that’s Katie.”  One of my stupider moves was not saving that picture.
  • Katie drives an ancient dark green Chevy Nova.  Ah, the Nova.  It was my beloved first car, and was not nearly so ancient then as it would be now.  Besides, that old boy could move! Eight cylinders, baby. Crank up the tunes and put the pedal to the metal.
  • Luc has a Newfoundland dog named Spot. Spot is based on Newfoundland dog my friends used to own named Ned. Well, except that Spot is a girl and Ned was a boy. And Spot is young, but Ned, when I met him, was a trifle elderly. But Ned was indeed a Newfoundland dog.
  • If you were sitting down in a chair and Ned sat in front of you, he was right at your eye level. It was a little intimidating. Spot’s not quite that big, but she’s big enough!

And there you have it. Just a few fun facts about my baby. Stay tuned for more information about covers and release dates as soon as I get them.

HOLD ME – coming soon to a digital bookseller near you.


  1. I still have a crush on Lee Stetson. And all hail Kate, the smart angel. 🙂

    Can’t wait for this one, Miss Betsy!!

    • Betsy Horvath says

      I LOVED Lee Stetson. Actually Luc’s original name was Bruce – after Bruce Boxleitner. But it just didn’t sound very hero-y, so I changed it…. mostly. (tee hee hee)

      And, speaking of books, would you tell them to get yours out there already? The wait’s killing me 🙂

  2. I love knowing little tidbits about why and how an author wrote their book – thank you for sharing!

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