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Author Kate Robinson :: Starstone Lit :: Tootie-Do Press

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WRITE OR DIE!

Each writer has a unique approach to the writing craft. For me, the creative process is as essential as taking my next breath. I write to understand, exploring life's mandala through the perspectives of dreaming, imagination, and "reality."    

At ages three and four, I traced the chrome letters on my family's Philco refrigerator with my forefinger, eager to learn to read. Though quick with the alphabet, I puzzled over sounding out "the" in first grade. With dogged determination, I blasted past the obstacles of ADD and became an avid reader and writer.

I began my literary career writing bad poetry in Des Moines, Iowa at age ten. After working as a waitress, grocery clerk, ranch caretaker, nursing assistant and home health aide, a variety of office assistant positions, city bus driver, museum aide, and substitute teacher, all while attending classes and raising a family, scribbling looked like a suitable diversion.

Prior to my Cali sojourn, I enjoyed life in the star-studded central Arizona highlands, where I earned a BA in Anthropology with emphasis in Museum Studies (and breadths in the Humanities and Liberal Arts) from Prescott College (1999). Drawn to magical County Ceredigion, I scribbled away on a forested ridge above Cardigan Bay while earning an MA in Creative Writing from Aberystwyth University, Wales (2010).

I founded Starstone Lit, my editorial and publication consultation biz in 2005, and Tootie-Do Press (publisher of quirky speculative fiction with a romantic twist) in 2014. Lately I've kept my nose to the writing and editorial grindstone in California, from the sunny climes of San Diego (Dago!) and Orange Counties (Surf City, USA!) to the moody redwood forests of Humboldt County (Redwood Highway 101!), inspired by the diverse coastal environments.

Where to next? Wherever lovely Gaia and my writing lead me . . .


 

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RECENT PUBLICATIONS

 

Novel


HEART OF DESIRE: 11.11.11 REDUX

Tootie-Do Press, 2014

 

 

Novelette


SPACE RACE

with co-author Joe DiBuduo

Tootie-Do Press, 2018

Amazon Sci-fi Short

 

Reprinted  Alcyone Magazine: Speculative Fiction & Poetry

Issue V, 2019

 

 

Short Story Collection

 

THE CONTEST & OTHER STORIES

with co-author Joe DiBuduo

Tootie-Do Press (Print 2017, Ebook 2018)

 :: Available at all international book emporiums! ::

 


Short Fiction 

 

NEW!

LOOP: A DREAM NOVELLA

Excerpt - Los Galesburg

Volume 9, 2020

 

THIRTEEN

with co-author Joe DiBuduo

Tootie-Do Press, 2019

Amazon Children's Short

 

ENTER THE KINGDOM

The New Engagement

Issue #12 July 2017

 

CHEATER

with co-author Joe DiBuduo

Manifest West #4

Fall 2015

 

 

Nonfiction

 

WRITING THE FANTASTIC: A DREAMER'S POV

R e a d i n g . t h e . F a n t a s t i c, August 2016

 

Blog - JELLYFISH DAY

Sundry Digressions on the Writing Life

 

 

Poetry

 

DOGGY PRAYER

A GOODBYE PRAYER

Dog Blessings

Andrews McMeel, 2017

 

A BLESSING FOR OUR FAMILY

Christmas Blessings

Andrews McMeel, 2015

  

 

See more happenings at News & Reviews! 



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A word after a word after a word is power.
::: Margaret Atwood
 

Links

Aberystwyth University

Arteles Creative Center

California Writers Club - OC

Jellyfish Day

Literature Wales

New Welsh Review

Prescott College

Professional Writers of Prescott

SCBWI

SCBWI - SoCal

SLS Kenya

San Diego Writers, Ink

 

 

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