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Kathleen Creighton

I come from a long line of everyday writers and verbal story-tellers, and I believe those two traits finally came together in me.  I wrote my first poem at the age of ten and haven’t stopped writing since, if you don’t count the twenty years I took off to raise four kids.

After nearly 20 years in South Carolina, I recently moved back to the California farming community in which I grew up, where I will continue writing, repairing old dolls, growing roses, and enjoying the love and support of family and friends.
Romantic suspense, contemporary romance
                                   Guarding the Soldier's Secret                                                   

A sexy soldier comes back from the dead to protect his daughter and her beautiful guardian.

Desperate to save his young daughter's life, soldier Hunt Grainger tasked war correspondent Yancy Malone with smuggling Laila to the US. Now, years later, Yancy and Laila are back in Afghanistan-and face-to-face with the man they both thought was dead. 

Hunt is desperate to reconnect with the child he barely knows and the headstrong redhead he never forgot. When Laila and Yancy are targeted by a group hell-bent on revenge, Hunt's protective instincts kick into overdrive. Their only option: hide out at Yancy's family ranch until the threat subsides. But Hunt's own secrets might lead everyone he loves into even more danger!


Twitter: @kathleencreigh2