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Katie Turns 13
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I am now in possession of a teenager. Part of me has no idea how this happened, and the other part knows exactly how it happened. My daughter and I are thirteen years older than we were when we first … Continue reading

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TWO DAYS LEFT to Pre-Order My New Book
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Finishing Line Press will publish my debut poetry collection, Across An Aqueous Moon: Travels in Autism, this summer. The pre-sales period for the chapbook is currently underway. Sales made during this period determine the size of the print run. Therefore, … Continue reading

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Two Weeks Remain for Pre-Sales of My New Book
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Advance sales of my poetry collection, Across An Aqueous Moon: Travels in Autism, are almost over. The pre-sales period ends April 29th. My goal is to sell at least 110 copies, as the advance sales determine the size of the print run. I’m proud of … Continue reading

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Another Story Selected for Performance By Petaluma Readers Theatre
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Many of you will remember that the Petaluma Readers Theatre (PRT) performed my award-winning story, “Elliott Comes to Play” on stage back in the summer of 2012. As I told PRT after the performance, “seeing my story performed on stage … Continue reading

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Some Thoughts on Luck (And Other Stuff)
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As Saint Patrick’s Day approaches, I’ve been thinking a lot about luck. Most people think it’s incredibly unlucky that after eight years of infertility, my ex and I adopted a baby girl who turned out to have autism spectrum disorder—a … Continue reading

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I’m Sorry If I Scare You
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I recently read a post on Brevity’s blog that was titled, “I’m Sorry You Scare Me.” Brevity, for those of you that don’t know, is a literary journal that focuses on flash (very short) nonfiction. The article was a guest … Continue reading

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Storm Clouds Overhead
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I just finished reading Claire Bidwell Smith’s memoir, The Rules of Inheritance. I read it straight through in two days—a feat which rarely happens anymore in my hectic life. This is even more incredible because the book was not a … Continue reading

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A Leap of Faith
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I’ve been online dating—or perhaps what could be more accurately described as attempting to online date—for a couple of years now. When I began to tentatively consider dating, back in 2010, my biggest fear was that I would meet (and … Continue reading

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The Story of a Name
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Several people have asked how I arrived at Katie’s name. The short answer is I’ve always loved the name Katie, as well as Kate. You can do a lot with a name like Kathryn, and I like that versatility. I … Continue reading

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A Decade of Change
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Maybe it’s because I recently attended my high school reunion, but I’ve been thinking a lot about where I want to be next year when I turn 50. It seems impossible. How could I actually be 50? I find it … Continue reading

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