Baby in a Raincoat

Last Thursday, we hurried inside the church building, running a little late and more than a little in danger of getting wet from the rain that poured down. I love rain so much. Thunderstorms as wild and loud as a fireworks show… sheets of rain blowing sideways like unsteady toddlers… drizzles of rain too weak … More Baby in a Raincoat

Longing to Write

I’m writing this from the kitchen table while I babysit breakfast. As soon as the whole kitchen smells like sausage, I will put the eggs in. Something wonderful and a little surprising happened to me last week. I’m in this really weird in-between stage where “Sincerely, Jem” is almost out of my hands and to … More Longing to Write

Translation

I was just thinking about how I’m not a hugger. I don’t hate hugs, but I also don’t “get” them. It means much more to me for someone to make eye contact, smile, and ask me what I think about the message of The Wizard of Oz and if the book or the movie was … More Translation

Inspiration — The Thoughts of a Hacker

Disclaimer: this post does not necessarily represent the opinions of Kate, because she hasn’t even read it. Kate doesn’t endorse the following content because she doesn’t know it’s here. Kate also isn’t a financial sponsor of the writer, sadly. Kate is busy tonight. And you know today is Friday (I hope you know that, I’ve … More Inspiration — The Thoughts of a Hacker

Stories As Bridges

I was standing behind our display of beautiful leather briefcases propping up shiny, thick books. And after a day and a half of helping run the Generation Rising booth, I was running out of words and ways to explain my new novel. “You wrote this?” A nod. “What is it about?” Sometimes I just recycled … More Stories As Bridges