Motherhood & Words

on craft, writing and motherhood

I have a blog post cooking in my head in honor of November as Prematurity Awareness Month, but that will have to wait until tomorrow. (Sunday was actually World Prematurity Day, but I was en route from Chicago after a weekend of successful workshops and some lovely time with my step-brother and his family, so I wasn’t able to post on the actual day. It’s coming, I promise.)

But today I’m excited to be over at Lisa Romeo’s wonderful blog, Lisa Romeo Writes. I’ve known Lisa for several years through writing and blogging. She’s a fabulous writer and teacher and a great connector of writers. I love her Friday Fridge Clean-Out posts in which she links to lots of content of interest to writers.

So pop over to Lisa’s blog. I’ll be there all week answering questions. And you’ll be entered to win a copy of Ready for Air if you leave a comment. You should know about Lisa if you don’t already. So go.


I have been teaching creative writing for almost twenty years. Reading about other women’s lives and experiences has expanded my world. To be able to walk in someone else’s shoes, whether it’s for a moment or an hour or a few days, is an incredible gift, providing me with insight into the human experience. It takes courage to write your truths, especially if it doesn’t seem as though anyone cares, as though anyone is listening. Let me tell you: your stories matter, I’m listening, and I’m here to help you find the heart of those truths, to get them down on the page, to craft them, and to send them out into the world. Together, we will change the world, one story at a time.


  1. Andrea on November 19, 2013 at 8:43 am

    Great interview. I love Lisa’s blog and your thoughts on writing are always so inspiring!

    • Kate on November 19, 2013 at 2:54 pm

      Thank you, my dear. Isn’t Lisa great?