Katie Graykowski

Austin, TX

International Bestselling Author

Booking Info

Leslie Barrett

512-501-4399 x707



Pub Date: April 11, 2023
Genre: Romance/Romantic Comedy
Publisher: KG Publishing
Page Count: 206
Format, ISBN, Price:
NetGalley: http://netgal.ly/l83DJ3


Texas Rose Happily Ever After is the 5th book in the Texas Rose Ranch series (but easily reads as a standalone romantic comedy) and is built around San Antonio “T-Bone” Rose, the handsome farmer who unexpectedly meets a gorgeous princess-in-disguise on a mission to find her mysterious grandfather. 

Swacovian Crown Princess Alexandra Louis Eleanor Evangeline Von Claremont (otherwise known as A-Lee) promised her beloved Grandmere on her deathbed, that she would find the man her grandmother had loved and lost contact with during the Korean War. This man, Lt. Llewellyn Bradford, has a daughter and a granddaughter that he doesn’t know exist. Bradford’s last known place of employment is the Texas Rose Ranch and A-Lee will do whatever she has to in order to find him. It was her grandmother’s dying wish. She will not fail. Nothing will stop her. Until…she runs out of gas in the middle of nowhere.

The Texas Rose Ranch may be the second largest ranch in Texas, but it’s by far the most profitable. T-Bone is finally home for good with his newly minted PhD in Agribusiness. He’s taking over the farming arm of the family business. The ranch is going non-GMO whether the family likes it or not. It’s his way or the highway. Speaking of the highway, there seems to be a tall chestnut-haired woman wearing a red sequin crop top walking purposefully down the middle of Highway 16.

After some serious convincing, T-Bone talks A-Lee into letting him take her to the Texas Rose Ranch to rest and meet his family. Together they tear the ranch apart looking for clues to the mystery that is Lt. Llewellyn Bradford.

What they find changes their lives forever.


Katie Graykowski is a #1 Amazon and international bestselling author of 20+novels, including the wildly popular romance series: The Lone Stars, The Marilyns, Texas Rose Ranch, as well as mysteries and YA. She likes sassy heroines, Mexican food, and glitter nail polish. Katie is married to a very loving, patient, and tolerant man. She has one human kid and three K-9 kids. She lives on a hilltop outside of Austin, where her home office has an excellent view of the Texas Hill Country. When she’s not writing, she’s scuba diving, baking, or gardening.


  • Katie, who grew up with reading challenges, can discuss the first book she wrote in 6th grade and how she never made below an A on any book report assignment
  • Katie can discuss her very specific writing ritual (hint: it involves a sterling silver stripper pole)
  • 3 Tips and tricks for new and aspiring authors
  • Katie can discuss how weaving humor into her books separates her from most other romance novelists



  • March Into Literacy Month
  • World Storytelling Day - 20


  • D.E.A.R. (Drop Everything and Read) Month
  • National Humor Month
  • National Literature Month
  • Reading is Funny Day - 1
  • National Princess Week - 23-29


  • Texas Writers Month
  • Get Caught Reading Month
  • Mother’s Day - 14 (roundups)


What language would you like to learn and why?
tlhIngan Hol vIghoj vIneH   That translates into I would like to learn Klingon.

What advice would you give a former boss?
I would tell him not to charge $10,000.00 in “escort” services on the company credit card.

What phrase sums up your life?
Maker of bad decisions and good margaritas

What advice would you give your 15-year-old self?
I grew up in the 1980s. I’m pretty sure all of the hairspray I used in the 1980s punched a huge hole in the o-zone. I would tell myself that when it comes to hairspray and cheap tequila—less is more.

Are you a hunter or a gatherer?
I’m more of an orderer from DoorDash.

What was the last gift you gave someone?
A Chick-Fil-A gift card. One of my dogs is an escape artist. He chewed his way out of my backyard. A fantastic total stranger found him and babysat him until I could get home and retrieve him. I texted her a Chick-Fil-A gift card. It was the only gift card that I could figure out how to text. Who knew you could text a gift card?

What is the most interesting holiday you’ve ever had?
I was raised Baptist. One Easter I went to Lake Tahoe. I managed to drink alcohol, dance, and gamble all at the same time. Good times.

What are you reading now?
I’m a huge audiobook and podcast fan. Currently, I’m knee-deep into the Murdaugh Murders Podcast by Mandy Matney. Stop what you’re doing right now, call in sick to work, and listen to all bazillion hours of the Murdaugh Murders Podcast. It’s amazing!

What lesson did you learn the hard way?
I learned not to get my nose pierced during allergy season.

What is your favorite guilty-pleasure movie?
Galaxy Quest. Never Give Up and Never Surrender!


Pub Date: May 17, 2022
Genre: Memoir / Christian Inspirational
Publisher: She Writes Press
Page Count: 304
ISBN: 978-1647429003
Price: $15.99


In the age of social media, what does it mean to connect through a hand-written letter?


True Story: When Amy Daughters reconnected with her former friend from camp decades ago, Dana, via Facebook, she had no idea how it would change her life. Through social media, Amy learned Dana’s son Parker was at St. Jude battling cancer–devastating news, but what else do you do besides comment an “I’m so sorry,” nowadays? 


But more than a comment happened, Amy woke up in the middle of the night and felt called in a way she couldn’t fully explain to write handwritten letters to Dana–someone who through time and distance, had become nothing more than several hundred other faces on her Facebook account. 


When Parker died, Amy, not knowing what else to do, continued to write Dana. Eventually, Dana wrote back, and the two became pen pals, sharing things through the mail that they had never shared before. The richness of the experience left Amy wondering something: If my life could be so changed by someone I considered “just a Facebook friend,” what would happen if I wrote all my Facebook friends a letter?


A staggering 580 handwritten letters later Amy’s life would never be the same. As it turned out, there were actual individuals living very real lives behind each social media profile, and she was beautifully connected to each of those extraordinary, very real people.


A native Houstonian and a graduate of The Texas Tech University, Amy W. Daughters has been a freelance writer for more than a decade — mostly covering college football and sometimes talking about her feelings. Her debut novel, You Cannot Mess This Up: A True Story That Never Happened (She Writes Press, 2019), was selected as the Silver Winner for Humor in the 2019 Foreword INDIES and the Overall Winner for Humor/Comedy in the 2020 Next Generation Indie Awards. An amateur historian, hack golfer, charlatan fashion model, and regular on the ribbon dancing circuit, Amy — a proud former resident of Blackwell, England, and Dayton, Ohio currently lives in Tomball, Texas, a suburb of Houston. She is married to a foxy computer person, Willie, and is the lucky mother of two amazing sons, Will and Matthew.


  • Lost Art of Letter Writing – The deliberateness of a letter, honest, believable and genuine, more than Social Media could ever be. Bringing back the beautiful connection of a hand-written letter. 
  • How can we teach our younger generation to value a pen & stationery? 
  • The stages of grief and how to remain a constant and connected friend experiencing the grieving process.
  • The power of prayer and finding purpose.
  • The evolution of friendships and connections due to social media.
  • Work from home and the disconnect it creates–how letter writing can bring back more meaningful relationships.
  • Women in Sports – Amy is a decades long sportswriter–a position with its own trials and tribulations as a woman in a male-dominated field. 



  • Read a New Book Month
  • National Letter Writing Day – December 7
  • National Christmas Card Day – December 9


  • Self-Love Month
  • Universal Letter Writing Week – Jan 8-14
  • Hunt for Happiness Week – Jan 15-21


  • International Boost Self Esteem Month – February


  • Month of Hope; Day of Hope –  April 5
  • World Health Day – April 7
  • Tell a Story –  April 27
  • Trauma Awareness Month – May


“Dear Dana is an inspirational memoir about caring for friends near and far by reviving a lost art.” — Foreword Reviews


“. . . a captivating study regarding writing letters to friends and rethinking how people successfully bond in the modern world. An intriguing and inspiring exploration of different forms of communication.”— Kirkus Reviews


“This is a book for anyone who wonders about the differences between a Facebook friend and a Real-Life friend and who yearns to see a person’s real life behind their Facebook image. It is also about the power of prayer and the abundance of kindness in our world. But ultimately, it’s about connection and how we are all connected when we come from love.”    — Rivvy Neshama, author of Recipes for a Sacred Life: True Stories and a Few Miracles


“Captivating . . . I laughed and I cried as I followed the pleasures of real mail, and the lesson hit home: Whether written or spoken, our words matter. They have the power to illuminate someone’s darkest day.” — Laurie Buchanan, PhD, author of Note to Self: A Seven-Step Path to Gratitude and Growth and The Business of Being: Soul Purpose In and Out of the Workplace