What happens when five hours a week of daytime drama is just not enough? The Tie-In Novel!
These books are original adventures that take your favorite soap characters off the screen and onto the page.
My first tie-in novel, Oakdale Confidential was released in April 2006 in conjunction with As the World Turns’ 50th Anniversary. On the air, Katie anonymously wrote a scandalous tell-all book about fellow Oakdale residents Carly and Jack, Henry and Maddie, Nancy Hughes, and even her own husband, Mike. Off the air, actress Terri Conn (Katie) and the late actress Helen Wagner (Nancy) allowed me to tag along to their book-signings!
Next, it was time for Guiding Light fans to find out what secret Reva and Alan shared when they left town (hating each other) to look for the presumed dead Jonathan and Sarah, only to return to Springfield suddenly the best of friends in the New York Times best-seller Jonathan's Story.
Finally, Henry Coleman got to take center stage in The Man From Oakdale, a Walter Mitty-style adventure that took Henry and his then-girlfriend, Vienna, from the South American principality of Montega, to the ice hotels of Sweden and finally to New York City in a hunt for the missing Lucy and Johnny Mongtomery.
If you were a fan of ATWT and GL, or if you just enjoy a fast-paced page-turner full of romance, adventure and, my personal favorite - juicy secrets - then these soap opera tie-ins fit the bill!