What gave you the idea for Right Here Waiting?

I was thinking about how bleak many LGBTQ storylines in movies, tv and books can be. When I was a teenager, the gay people I saw on TV and in movies were always part of a terribly depressing and traumatizing storyline – there were no happy endings. It seemed the gay characters were always going […]

An excerpt from Right Here Waiting — released today!!!

Prologue Benjamin Williams always hated being alone on Christmas Eve. He’d kept busy all day, delivering presents to his nearby friends, though with the snowstorm coming, he’d made sure to be home early. The bumpers on their Packard had long since been sacrificed to the scrap metal drive; the tires were worn nearly bald and […]

Right Here Waiting is “One of the best period romances I’ve read to date.” – Carly’s Book Reviews

K.E. Belledonne makes history come alive with her debut novel RIGHT HERE WAITING. Ben and Pete stand out as individuals in this story while at the same time somehow manage to represent the heart of the men that served during World War II. Their story is amazing because it is realistic. They are imperfect men […]

Ridiculous exuberance over a good review

Just need to note this: I have listened to Harry Belafonte’s “Jump In The Line” seven times in a row, and danced ridiculously to it, in celebration of a review my book just got that contains this line: “One of the best period romances I’ve read to date.” – Carly’s Book Reviews I’m not sure […]

They scrambled up to the cockpit, two chairs side-by-side with a small space between them. Pete motioned for Ben to sit in the left side, the captain’s chair, and sat in the co-pilot’s seat. The cockpit smelled of leather seats, hot metal baking in the sun and the pungent tang of engine oil. Ben delicately […]

T-minus 3 days until my book release!

And let me just tell you emotions are running high around here! There’s a tremendous sense of excitement, some trepidation, a bit of flat-out exhaustion and great deal of nervousness — I want to know what everyone thinks of it! I’ve been accomplishing such glamorously fancy writerly things like washing dishes, doing laundry, grocery shopping […]

Hey, did I mention I’ve got a book coming out yet?

…she says with her tongue firmly planted in her cheek. Five days away from launch date, and I’m in a flurry of promotional work behind the scenes — I’ve got guest blog posts and interviews coming up, polishing my website, figuring out how to schedule tweets and blog posts and such. Most of the time, […]

Snow! Slush! Slipping! And Virtual Book Tour Dates!

  These are my favorite trees on my morning commute and I couldn’t help but stop and take a few photos (stylish and trendy blurring effects courtesy of Google Photos…) We have about 15cm or so of snow, and with all the city sidewalk feet tromping on it, it’s quickly becoming just a vast glacier. […]

Right Here Waiting is currently ranked at #163,167 on the Amazon.com best sellers ranking list!!

Now, this may seem like a laughable number to be ridiculously excited about. BUT when it first went up on that site, it was ranked at #1,694,942. Yes. ONE MIIIIIILLIION (I say in my very best Dr. Evil voice.) And I know that the rankings are constantly in flux, and their change is dependent on […]