What a Year 2023 Was for Me!


Can you all feel my wave of exhaustion from where you are? 2023 kicked my butt in regard to my writing career. I set a goal to write and publish 8 books in the Hart’s Ridge series and I did it! I won’t say there wasn’t desperation, long hours, and gnashing of teeth involved, and sometimes I only made my deadline by the hairs on my chinny-chin-chin, but the sense of accomplishment (and relief!) I feel is like no other. To make it even better, the series has been a smashing success! So much so that I’m already writing book nine, Blackbird. Also, for the first time in my 15-years of publishing, I earned the Amazon All Star bonus. Not just one month, but all 12 months of the year, for multiple books in the series!

All that is because of you, my readers, and words cannot express my gratitude to you.

Being a paid writer was always a dream, and it’s taken hard work and tenacity to make it happen, but being a million-copy selling author is all on you all.

Thank you, thank you, thank you. A million times over.

Much love and Happy New Year to you and yours!

Kay & the Bratt Pack



  1. Judy Murphy on December 30, 2023 at 10:22 pm

    I just finished Starting Over. Can’t wait for Blackbird! I have read and loved the entire Hart’s Ridge series

    • Kay Bratt on January 29, 2024 at 4:27 pm

      Thank you, Judy!

  2. Rebecca Malone on January 4, 2024 at 1:46 am

    I am thoroughly loving your books!! I eagerly await book 9 in the Hart’s Ridge series…am currently reading NO PLACE TOO FAR…
    I am an avid reader and get totally engrossed in the characters! I so enjoy your style and your gift!

    • Kay Bratt on January 29, 2024 at 4:27 pm

      Thank you so much, Rebecca! You’ve made my day!

  3. Lisa Wesie on January 18, 2024 at 1:46 pm

    Absolutely love this series!

    • Kay Bratt on January 29, 2024 at 4:28 pm

      Thank you for your support, Lisa!

  4. Liz on January 31, 2024 at 5:41 pm

    Discovered you and so happy I did! Loving the Hart Ridge series and especially that its set in North Georgia, as it’s my home, so places are recognizable. Your characters are so in depth and when I finish one I’m right on to the next one, regardless if it’s 2AM!
    Congratulations on your awards as they are so well deserved.

    • Kay Bratt on February 23, 2024 at 12:30 pm

      We’re neighbors, Liz! Thank you for supporting my work! –K

  5. Sarah G on February 22, 2024 at 1:07 am

    I just finished Lucy in the Sky and loved every second of it! You have such a special gift for writing and I cannot wait to start In My Life! The Harts Ridge series is phenomenal, thank you for sharing your skill with the world! Your awards are certainly well deserved!

    • Kay Bratt on February 23, 2024 at 12:28 pm

      Thank you, Sarah! I really appreciate you!

  6. Erin Brown on February 23, 2024 at 11:19 pm

    Does Blackbird come in paper back? I can only find it for Kindle. There’s no way financially for me to get a kindle. I need to read books 9&10.
    Thankyou for helping me get my mind off of my life for a few hours by reading Harts Ridge series.

    • Kay Bratt on March 21, 2024 at 10:22 am

      Hi Erin! Thank you for reading the Hart’s Ridge series! Yes, books 9 & 10 will also be in paperback and audio! Have a great day!

  7. Tammy on March 21, 2024 at 10:20 am

    Hello Kay! I love, love the series Hart’s Ridge and I have even gotten my mom to reading them as I finish up each one.
    Will book 9 & 10 be in book form?
    We haven’t bought a Kindle just yet!
    My mom loves to actually hold a book and turn the pages.

    Thank you,
    Tammy Miles
    Dubberly Louisiana

  8. Kay Bratt on March 21, 2024 at 10:23 am

    Hi Tammy,

    Big thanks to you and your mom for reading my work! Good news– all Hart’s Ridge books will be in paperback and audio. The paperback will release in the same week as the Kindle editions!


  9. Karen on March 22, 2024 at 1:46 am

    Could you please tell me how many books are going to be in the Hart Ridge Series? I am one of those people that want to have all the books in the series before I start to read them! Will there be a total of 9 books or will there be more? I have books 1-8 already……just waiting for the conclusion! Thank you so much! I can’t wait to get started on these books!

    • Kay Bratt on March 22, 2024 at 2:15 pm

      Book 9 will publish April 30 and book 10 in July.

      ‘At this time’, I don’t have plans for more but that could change. However, I’ll have all the loose ends wrapped up in book 10, so the reader can choose to go on or not without missing anything.

      Thanks so much for your support!

  10. Harriet Andrews on May 30, 2024 at 2:33 pm

    My friends and I loved all of the Hart Ridge books and have read all of them. Will book 10 come out in paperback form and if so, when?

  11. Harriet Andrews on May 30, 2024 at 2:35 pm

    Okay, now I see the book will be out in July. Thank you so much for the wonderful books.

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