Author Kathleen Dutton is releasing her first novel Out of Habit – a romantic thriller aimed at teens and young adults – under self-publisher Inks and Bindings.
Michigan-based Kathleen Dutton retired from her profession as a clinical engineer training cardiologists in the United States to pursue her love of storytelling. Kathleen has been passionate about the art of writing since childhood, seeing it as a window into a world of limitless possibilities.
“Kathleen’s dream of becoming a fiction writer and sharing her stories with a wider audience came to fruition in her debut novel By habitaimed at teenagers and young adults. By habit is essentially a romantic thriller story that deals with the subject of past traumas and their impact on our present,” says a rep from Inks and Bindings.
Kathleen Dutton’s debut novel centers on young protagonist Allison Weston who has lived under the protective arms of the nuns at St. Ives Institution since the age of ten. Concerned that Allie is hiding from the nightmares of a tragic childhood, her guardian, Sister Margaret, insists that she experience life outside the institution before taking her vows.
After graduating from college, Allie leaves the familiarity of St. Ives, finding herself alone for the first time since childhood. During her adventures, she meets rookie journalist, Ryan Harper, who suspects Allie of holding dark secrets. He is hungry to break his story. However, he doesn’t negotiate to fall in love and struggles with the delicate balance of releasing the torment of Allie’s past without damaging her in the process.
“Guided by Kathleen’s deep understanding of the human psyche and the delicate nature of love, we follow the couple’s story. With Ryan’s unwavering support, Allie finds the courage to face the heartbreaking truth of her past and to strictly change the things we do. By habit.”
“We are so excited to be part of Kathleen’s journey as she discovers her inner storyteller and honored to have chosen Inks and Bindings to help launch her first novel. We look forward to many more great works from this talented author. “, concludes the representative.
Out of Habit is available for purchase on Amazon, Barnes and Noble and the Book Depository. It comes in large print paperback and Amazon Kindle formats.
About the Author
Kathleen Dutton has been passionate about the art of writing since childhood, seeing it as a way to enter a world of limitless possibilities. She retired from the professional world where she worked as a clinical engineer, training cardiologists in the United States, to pursue her passion for storytelling. When not writing fiction, Kathleen enjoys life with her husband and family, especially in northern Michigan where Hemmingway spent time writing his early novels.
On Inks and bindings
Inks and Bindings is a leading self-publishing company located in the heart of California. Rightfully based where fashion, entertainment and culture thrive, Inks and Bindings is dedicated to helping independent authors bring their literary works to life and reach readers around the world.
Available for purchase at:
– Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Out-Habit-Kathleen-Dutton/dp/1954341717/ref=monarch_sidesheet
– Barnes and Noble: https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/out-of-habit-kathleen-dutton/1126295782?ean=9781954341715
– Book depository: https://www.bookdepository.com/Out-of-Habit-Kathleen-Dutton/9781954341715
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