The right word can change everything. So can the wrong one.

Essays
"Some Other Day," a reflection on illness and suicide, can be seen in For Keeps, edited by Victoria Zackheim for Seal Press (October 2007). This anthology features women writers on aging, body image, loss, and acceptance.

"A Normal Woman," which discusses Kate’s handling of reproductive crises and decisions, is her contribution to
Choice, an anthology edited by Karen Bender and Nina de Gramont (MacAdam/Cage, October 2007).

"Winding Threads," published in the Spring 2008 issue of
The Kenyon Review, is a loosely associative meditation on place, belonging, and friendship, prompted by a 900-year-old Japanese folk art called temari.

"Sleight of Mind" appears in The Algonkian, an online literary magazine from Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill, publisher of Kate’s novel, Every Last Cuckoo. The essay talks about the evolution of the book. Available for download or read it here.

"
Changing the Mind of War," an analysis of books that have influenced Kate’s pacifism, was published in the Spring 2003 edition of The Readerville Journal, an elegant (and sadly defunct) literary magazine. The Journal is now available on-line.



Guest Blogger on Well Read Donkey which "connects Kepler's Writing Group with other writers, readers, published authors and independent booksellers."

"The Double Clanger" describes an unusual tool that Kate found useful in writing her novel,
Every Last Cuckoo. This essay appears on Meg Waite Clayton's website, 1st Books: Stories of How Writers Get Started. Though Kate's essay takes a certain liberty with the site's usual focus, Meg graciously published it anyway. Click here to read the essay below.