Hello and Welcome. I’m Kathy!
I pay the bills teaching high school biology, histology, forensics, and an intro to dissection class. Outside the classroom, I split my time between family, fitness, and reading & writing speculative fiction (usually with horror and dark fantasy leanings). I have an imagination that just won’t quit. Fiction gives me an outlet for my inner crazy.
I started this site in 2016 at the half-way mark of a two year MFA in Creative Writing program at Lesley University. Why not try to document my experience for posterity’s sake and maybe also share a few thoughts on all that I was learning, to boot? Voila!
My graduate program is over and done with; I graduated in June of 2018. But my journey continues, and so does the blog. In my quest to write great stories and get them out into the world, I’ll continue to post on pretty much whatever is taking up space in my head.
This blog is about reading, writing, and being a creative person. The up’s, the down’s, the genuine difficulties of trying to be a creative individual living in a consumption-focused world. The focus is on creative writing, but I may stray in my musings.
A Few of My Favorite Authors (deceased):
Terry Pratchett, Isaac Asimov, Anne McCaffrey, J. R. R. Tolkien, Ursula K. Le Guin, Shirley Jackson, H. P. Lovecraft, Ray Bradbury.
A Few More of My Favorite Authors (living):
Stephen King, Neil Gaiman, V. E. Schwab, Liz Bardugo, N. K. Jemisin, Joe Abercrombie, Brandon Sanderson, Naomi Aderman, Patrick Ness, Mackenzie Lee, Maggie Stiefvater, Cressida Cowell, Naomi Novik, Jeffrey Ford, and recently I discovered Stephen Graham Jones.
Thanks so much for stopping by! And, happy writing to you.