Kathy

When I'm not teaching science to high school students, or hanging out with my spouse and two kids, I'm probably writing. Or, thinking about writing. Or, reading things that other excellent folks have written. I believe in taking risks and trying new things. I and place tremendous value in the positive impacts of creativity.

Book Review: The Stone Serpent

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I recently had the pleasure of reading Nicholas Kaufmann’s newest horror novel, “The Stone Serpent.” This sequel to Kaufmann’s 2021 novel “The Hungry Earth” takes place a year after the events of the first book and follows the main character, Dr. Laura Powell, as she tries to re-establish some semblance of normalcy in her life. …

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My Futurescapes Writing Workshop Experience

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This past November, I attended the Futurescapes 200-Page Intensive Writing Workshop. Overall, I’m glad I took part. That said, I’m not sure I’d do it again. What is Futurescapes? In my last post, Writing, Revising, Resting, and a Writing Workshop, I shared the exciting news that I’d applied to and gotten accepted into the Futurescapes 200-page …

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Writing, Revising, Resting, and a Writing Workshop

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Way back in February, I wrote a post about how I struggle to finish projects. Since then, I haven’t written anything here. Life got busy. Again. In about a week I’ll be disappearing once more as I take part in a week-long intensive writing workshop. I’m very excited and can’t wait to tell you all …

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On Finishing What I Start

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I’ve always struggled with finishing what I start. It’s probably a foundation stone in my personality. Great at starting things. Trash at finishing them. Except books, for some reason. Reading them, I mean. Writing them? Well… let’s talk about that. And some other stuff.

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Boskone 58 – This Time, It’s Virtual!

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It’s become an annual February event in my household. What has, you ask? Valentine’s Day weekend? No. Presidents Day weekend? Definitely not. No, I’m talking about Boskone weekend!!

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Writing and Submitting Stories – First Impressions

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Today on the Writescast Network, I’m sharing my thoughts on Making Good First Impressions when writing and submitting stories to paying markets. If you’re a new writer thinking about sending a story to a magazine, I encourage you to check it out.

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Writing in a Time of Climate Anxiety

Screen shot of father and son characters from the movie The Road
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A couple of weeks ago, I took part in a panel discussion during Lesley University’s 2020 Creative Writing MFA winter residency. The topic: “Writing in a Time of Climate Anxiety.” Together, I and the other panelists talked about the need for writers to start writing stories that matter.

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While I Await Pitch Wars News…

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It’s that time of year again, when I and 3,700 other aspiring authors try out for Pitch Wars. Let me take a moment to tell you all about it.

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A Summer of Short Stories!

Summer Sunset
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I went on hiatus from posting to the blog back in March. Now, summer’s at an end here in the Witch City, so it’s time to get back to blogging with a summer recap. For the past few months, my focus has been on short stories, both reading and writing them!

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Book Review: 100 Fathoms Below

100 Fathoms Below
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Setting sail inside a tin can, in enemy waters, and someone on board isn’t feeling quite well. What could possibly go wrong? My review of 100 Fathoms Below.

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