Name That Mystery
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Name That Mystery

Kathleen (a.k.a. Kathy) here with a little real-life mystery. A few years ago, I went to the mailbox and pulled out the usual jumble of 80% post-consumer-content papers. Bills. Statements. An assortment of catalogs. One #10 envelope caught my eye: a letter from the Multnomah County Circuit Court. I tore it open in the driveway … Continue reading

Guest Chicks: Frances and Jordan from Literary Counsel
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Guest Chicks: Frances and Jordan from Literary Counsel

  Hey, it’s Kathleen, and I’m so excited to welcome Frances Black and Jordan Breindel of New York literary agency, Literary Counsel, which represents me. They are fantastic and I adore them! But enough fan-girling from me. Let’s hear about the agenting world from today’s amazing guest experts, who I’ve decided to call guest-perts. Take … Continue reading

Sanity Savers
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Sanity Savers

When I do a reading or other author-y event, I tend to hear the same questions: “Where do you get your inspiration?” “Is Maggie based on a real person?” “Where’s the bathroom?” I think my favorite is, “With work, author duties, and a family, how do you not go crazy?” I laugh maniacally at that … Continue reading

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Social Media for the Socially Awkward (AKA: me)

I tend to avoid personal growth like the plague. Or pleated pants. If something’s going to inspire soul-searching, introspection or the pain of change, I’m out. But Vickie’s great post about Twitter got me thinking, which led to that dreaded introspection—and a discovery. I’m afraid of social media. I’m terrified of Twitter, petrified of Pinterest, … Continue reading