Kathy Fawcett

Author, Lover of Lake Michigan and the West

Welcome!

I have wonderful stories to tell you, tucked in my favorite settings of beautiful mountains and pristine lakeshores. In my newest series, The Wild Wests, a family of Wyoming bachelors each discovers the sweetness and complexities of love in these modern-day clean romances.

The first book in the series, Her Quarantined Cowboy, tells a tale of a cowboy and a doctor who after a disastrous blind date, get stuck together in a hospital lockdown. They’re forced to take a second look at the first impressions they made, and fall in love while they’re at it. I can hardly wait to bring you the next book in the series, in October of 2020.

But don’t worry, Kerby Lodge fans! There will be at least three more in the Lake Michigan Lodge series. In the first book, Shoulder Season, a young Kay Kerby inherits her family’s lodge on the lake but finds she’s not prepared for a lot of things, including an economic crash and a new generation of guests. Can her one lodger—who has definitely overstayed his welcome—convince her Kerby Lodge is a diamond-in-the-rough fixer upper? If so, she may have a fighting chance.

Water Dance is the next book in the Lake Michigan Lodge series, and finds Kay with a new set of dilemmas—though love is not one of them! Many of the beloved characters from Shoulder Season return in Water Dance, plus new ones that will capture your heart. My characters are wildly imperfect just like you and me. As they navigate the bumps and bruises of life—even the ones they brought on themselves—they are full of hope and humor. Because it’s never too late to live an amazing life, is it?

Cottages, Cowboys and Life

Read my latest blog posts, with thoughts on my favorite things – the Rocky Mountain West, Great Lakes living, rustic lodges and the writers life. Because we all need to get away to someplace magical every once in a while, or at least to a story that transports us there!

Fall in Love With My New Cowboy Romance Series!

Meet the Wild Wests! Have you ever made a snap judgment based on the way someone looked—only to have your opinion completely change? Yeah, me too. This past Spring, during the current health crisis, I had to wonder how a quarantine might create the perfect scenario...

Water Dance is Here

Growing up, no one told me that Michigan had a west coast. As my father’s daughter, our family would barrel through the center of the Lower Peninsula to get to the real goods, the Upper Peninsula, by way of the mighty Mackinac Bridge. It wasn’t until I turned 20 that...

Read the First Chapter of Water Dance

Water Dance A Lake Michigan Lodge Story CHAPTER 1   "Better lake than never!" KERBY LODGE GUEST BOOK     “Merci beaucoup, Señor,” I said to Luke. Luke set a warm cup of Swiss chocolate on the desk in our hotel room where I was sitting, then went to lie...

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Official Kerby Lodge Gear!

Now you can take home a souvenir of your time at Kerby Lodge, just like the guests in Shoulder Season. Official Kerby Lodge tees, long sleeved tees, sweatshirts, pop sockets and more.

Why a Lake Michigan Lodge Story?

I write about the tourist lodges and resort towns of the Great Lakes because there is no place like them on earth, and I love them.

A bit of history: Back in the early 1800s, the population of Michigan exploded tenfold as the auto industry and mines required many laborers…

Photo Gallery

I thought I’d share a few photos of the places that inspire my writing