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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.

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

I opened Starstone Lit, my editorial and publication consultation biz in 2005 and Tootie-Do Press (quirky speculative fiction with a romantic twist) in 2014. Now I whack words along the California coast and in the high and low deserts of Arizona.

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

 

 

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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