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Hey, y’all. My name is Katherine (a reintroduction)

    Hot damn, I have 2,000 followers on Instagram! Please allow me to reintroduce myself. My name is Katherine. I have others, depending on who you are and how long you’ve known me. I take nicknames seriously: using them is a … Continue reading

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Winter Academic Writing Retreat – Feb. 16-18, 2022

Calling all academic writers, or academics-who-also-write: Join us for the Winter Academic Writing Retreat at beautiful Earthshine Lodge, February 16 – 18, 2022. Lodging, meals, guided hikes, wood-burning fires, professional (optional) workshops/breakout sessions, and more. Click the link for all … Continue reading

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New Year, New Book

Just before the new year, two things happened for me. 1.) After my first visit to the optometrist in seven years, I got glasses.  My vision used to be perfect–I was the girl who read the street signs or saw … Continue reading

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On Retreat: Why making time for ourselves as artists looks different for each of us

Over the course of my 20 years as a working writer, the idea of being “on retreat” has morphed into many different iterations. I’ve attended writers’ retreats chock full of activities like workshops, craft talks, writing prompts, and more–most wherein … Continue reading

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What a long, strange trip it’s been

Hi, friends. It’s been a while. First, there was summer. It was, by far, the fastest summer of my life. As usual, my children (ages 12 and 8) were home, so there was no writing to be done. But we … Continue reading

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Spring Reading: Kate Quinn’s “The Rose Code”

I read Kate Quinn‘s World War II era historical novel, The Rose Code, in a fevered (possibly actually fevered, as I’d just received my second Covid vaccination) rush, over the course of two nights while my kids were on Spring … Continue reading

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I swear this is not a book blog: and, What I’m Reading Now: Rene Denfeld’s “The Child Finder”

Pandemic win: more books. Another recommendation from a friend … although I probably shouldn’t have read this one at night. Which speaks to the power of Rene Denfeld’s harrowing and atmospheric novel. The Child Finder is fast-paced, tightly-plotted, and touching … Continue reading

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On the death of a friend: the writer, actor, and educator David Lee Nelson

I don’t really have the right words to properly honor my friend David Lee Nelson, who passed away this week from Stage 4 colon cancer. But the words of his childhood friends, who knew him much longer than I, have rung … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday, Will Shakespeare … whoever you are

My apologies, dear friends and readers, for being so absent. I was not the most frequent of communicators before Covid-19 sent all our lives into a tailspin, and now, well … we all know what now is. My creative life … Continue reading

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