Award-winning Publishers Weekly Best-selling Author

So glad to have my friend, Kathleen Denly on my blog today! She has a new book coming out in January. Don’t you just love the cover? Thanks for being here, Kathleen!


My latest novel, Harmony on the Horizon, follows four main characters. Two of them live in San Diego and two in San Francisco, yet their lives are inextricably linked in ways they don’t initially understand. The choices and actions of each character, whether close by or separated by hundreds of miles, significantly impact the lives of the others. It is this latter unseen interplay which creates a hint of mystery for the characters. Though they see and suffer the effects of another’s choices, they aren’t immediately aware of the trouble’s source and are forced to piece together what they do know to determine the cause of their troubles before attempting to find a solution. 

In that spirit of solving problems without all the information, I thought it would be fun to share with you the riddle below which was written sometime in the mid-nineteenth century by Christina Rossetti:

There is one that has a head without an eye,

And there’s one that has an eye without a head:

You may find the answer if you try;

And when all is said,

Half the answer hangs upon a thread!

Share your guess for the riddle’s answer in the comments below and sign up to join my Kathleen’s Readers’ Club for a chance to win my giveaway! 

Here’s your signup link:

The giveaway ends November 29, 2021. So on November 30, 2021. I’ll reveal the answer and the winner in the comments on this post. 

(Due to cost of shipping, winner must have a U.S. mailing address. (Sorry!) Winner will be announced in the comments on this post and contacted using the email address they used to sign up for my Kathleen’s Readers’ Club. *Must have a U.S. Mailing address to win. Void where prohibited; the odds of winning depend on the number of entrants. Entering the giveaway is considered a confirmation of eligibility on behalf of the enterer in accord with these rules and any pertaining local/federal/international laws.)

Her calling to change the world may be his downfall.

On the heels of the Great Rebellion, Margaret Foster, an abolitionist northerner, takes a teaching position in 1865 San Diego—a town dominated by Southern sympathizers. At thirty-seven years of age, Margaret has accepted spinsterhood and embraced her role as teacher. So, when Everett Thompson, the handsomest member of the School Board, reveals his interest in her, it’s a dream come true. Until her passionate ideals drive a wedge between them.

After two decades of hard work, Everett Thompson is on the verge of having everything he’s dreamed of. Even the beautiful new teacher has agreed to his courtship. Then two investments go south and a blackmailer threatens everything Everett has and dreams of. 

As Everett scrambles to shore up the crumbling pieces of his life, Margaret unwittingly sets off a scandal that divides the small community and threatens her position as teacher. With the blackmailer still whispering threats, Everett must decide if he’s willing to risk everything for the woman still keeping him at arm’s length.

Preorder your copy today!


Kathleen offers preorder bonuses for anyone who registers their preorder prior to that book’s release date! Preorder bonuses for Harmony on the Horizon include:

  • Personalized, Handwritten Note From Kathleen
  • Deleted Scenes
  • Unique Printable Journal
  • Exclusive Behind the Scenes Video

To register, submit your proof of preorder purchase to Deadline to register is 1/3/2022.


    • Darlene L. Turner

      You’re very welcome! Thanks for being here.

  1. Carrie Camburides


  2. Holly

    Pins and needles

  3. Paula Shreckhise

    A pin and a needle

    • KathleenD

      I hope you had fun playing. 🙂

  4. Roxanne C.

    “There is one that has a head without an eye”—that is a common pin.

    “And there’s one that has an eye without a head”—that is a sewing needle.

    • Kathleen Denly

      Seems like you really thought this through. 🙂

  5. Kathleen Denly

    As most of you guessed, the answer to the riddle is: pin and needle. 🙂 I hope you had fun figuring it out!

    And the winner of this giveaway is…. Paula Shreckhise! Congratulations, Paula, watch your inbox for my email.


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