author interviews

the possibility of everything

By Kate / January 26, 2010 /

There is nothing better than reading a book that transports you somewhere steamy and lush when outside your window the temperature has been hovering just below zero for a week. I was thrilled to be able to curl up with Hope Edelman’s new book, The Possibility of Everything, during our ridiculous cold snap a few…

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By Kate / October 20, 2009 /

“What are we going to do?” Cooper said to his wife. They were lying in bed at sunrise, when they liked to talk. His hand was on her thigh and was caressing it absently and familiarly. “What are we going to do about these characters? They’re on the street corners. Every month there are more…

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this lovely life

By Kate / August 27, 2009 /

Oh, what to say? How to begin? Vicki Forman’s memoir, This Lovely Life, is so close to my heart. When I initially started reading Vicki’s blog, Speak Softly, I didn’t realize that Evan had been born prematurely. I was caught up in Vicki’s lovely writing and in her voice as an advocate for children with…

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shari macdonald strong

By Kate / August 24, 2009 /

My profile of the amazing Shari MacDonald Strong is now up at Literary Mama! You can also read a wonderful review of Shari’s The Maternal is Political: Women Writers at the Intersection of Motherhood and Social Change written by Marian Berges at Literary Mama! Happy reading!

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black box and an interview with julie schumacher

By Kate / March 23, 2009 /

A couple of months ago, I discussed Julie Schumacher’s essay “A Support Group is My Higher Power,” which appeared in the New York Times’ Modern Love column. I was struck by this piece, which rang true to me and resonated with my own writing about Stella’s birth. Today I’m going to discuss her latest young…

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how far is the ocean from here

By Kate / August 18, 2008 /

I’m here at the coffee shop near my house, the one where I wrote the majority of Ready for Air, and it’s exactly where I need to be. The sun is streaming in the windows and I’m all by myself (with the exception of the other customers, of course, but I don’t have to carry…

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By Kate / June 20, 2008 /

I was interviewed by Miranda over at creative construction. Check it out and read the other recent artist interviews!

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Road Map to Holland

By Kate / May 15, 2008 /

I’m always on the look-out for good motherhood memoirs, but I was recently lamenting the fact that there aren’t that many out there. Some would have us believe that the market is positively flooded with them, that there exists a glut of so-called “momoir,” but it’s not true. There are, certainly, a number of fine…

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losing kei

By Kate / January 23, 2008 /

Thank you all for your comments on my last post. I still haven’t made up my mind about the C-section, but your stories and experiences have helped me relax a little about the decision. Thank you! I’ll see my doctor tomorrow, and I’m looking forward to talking through the options with her, as well. But…

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a bookish meme

By Kate / October 5, 2007 /

The lovely Moonlight Ambulette memed me. The original post is here. 1. Hardcover or paperback, and why? Paperback, because holding a hardcover hurts my wrists. And I like to carry books in my purse and a hardcover would definitely put me over my current fifteen pound limit. 2. If I were to own a book…

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