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My reading of ‘Thomas’

I love all of my stories, but this one is pretty high up on my list.

‘Thomas’ was the first piece of flash fiction that I’ve written, and I was pleased when it won an honorable mention from Spider Road Press Flash Fiction Contest 2015.  Check out more of their great work-including my poem ‘Darkness’ here.

Four winning writers read their pieces, Kate read two of hers!
Four winning writers read their pieces, Kate read two of hers!

My piece ‘Thomas’ will be published by Spider Road Press in 2016, but you can watch the video of my reading here -it was my man’s first time filming via iPhone, so it is a little shaky.

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NaNoWritMo

Watch me write a novel in a month

I’ve been writing since I was eleven, and I never thought that I’d be able to complete a novel.  Before my 30th birthday I’d finished my first novel ‘Blood On The Potomac’ which is currently in the editing stage with my publisher.  It took me two years to write.

My second novel ‘Everything That Counts’, which I’m currently sending out to agents, took me a year to write.

I’ve been working on ‘The Bakery Assistant’ for about five months, but I plan on finishing it in one month.  When November is over the novel will have 81,681 words, hopefully they’ll all be in the English language, and I will begin editing for my critique circle.

Accepting my award for my flash fiction piece 'Thomas' shortly after my 31st birthday.
Accepting my award for my flash fiction piece ‘Thomas’ shortly after my 31st birthday.

You can read the first chapter of the novel ‘The Bakery Assistant’ which I’ll be finishing during NaNoWritMo here.

Check out my word count here.

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Feedback from my short story ‘Reunion’

I’m working on submissions for Inklings Publishing latest edition to the Eclectic series.  I still have some edits but one of the authors said is was one of my best stories.

Hopefully Inklings Publishing will love it as much as I do, but for now, here’s the feedback from my critique circle.

To check out what else Inklings has to offer, or submit your own short story for Eclectically Cosmic click here.

This is the author who said this piece was one of my best
This is the author who said this piece was one of my best
Comparing human interactions with food.
Comparing human interactions with food.

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My work described using one of my favorite words: visceral.
My work described using one of my favorite words: visceral.

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A poetic bit of prose.
A poetic bit of prose.
This particular author loved this section of my story.
This particular author loved this section of my story.
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Feedback from Critique Circle on my novel in process ‘The Bakery Assistant’

More praise for 'The Bakery Assistant'
More praise for ‘The Bakery Assistant’

feedback from cc

'a great metaphor'
‘a great metaphor’
I've warned my group that although Aaron and Claire are madly in love, their relationship has much turbulence, and a dive into catastrophe.   Needless to say they're not happy about it.
I’ve warned my group that although Aaron and Claire are madly in love, their relationship has much turbulence, and a dive into catastrophe. Needless to say they’re not happy about it.
loving BFF's Edie Jennings and Claire Fischer.
loving BFF’s Edie Jennings and Claire Fischer.

feedback from cc

loving the end of a scene
loving the end of a scene
fellow authors enjoying my work.
fellow authors enjoying my work.
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Selling some books…

I had a great time in Houston finding new readers to invite into my insane world.  I hope that they enjoy reading my stories as much as I did writing them.

Be sure to check out ‘Eclectically Vegas’ from Inklings Publishing out in November which will include my first sci-fi story ‘The End’.

She loves 'Criminal Minds', too.
She loves ‘Criminal Minds’, too.
He was such a nice guy
He was such a nice guy
He also loves to write, although in his native language.
He also loves to write, although in his native language.

He loves to read The couple that reads together...

Me holding 'Eclectically Criminal' in which I'm the featured author.
Me holding ‘Eclectically Criminal’ in which I’m the featured author.
This little girl didn't buy my book, but she did enjoy her selection.
This little girl didn’t buy my book, but she did enjoy her selection.