~:::~ KATE ROBINSON, AUTHOR
Tootie-Do Press – Publisher
Starstone Lit – Writer / Editor / Creative Consultation
/ Book Shepherd / Research
2019–Present The US Review of Books
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Editor / Proofreader
2013–16 diacriTech Technologies – Editing and proofreading academic
book manuscripts for UK & US publishers
The Oil Drum – Community Moderator & Proofreader
2011–13 Daily proofreading of scientific articles and moderating community posts online
Seasonal Bookstore Sales Associate – Follett Campus Bookstores
1993 Yavapai College / 2017 College of the Redwoods:
Assisting students with books on sales floor and cashier duties.
2000-09 Chino Valley, AZ School
District #51 K-12 classrooms with emphasis
in HS English, ESL, History, Social Studies, Art & Elementary Art
2002-06 Excel Education
Centers Grade 9-12 classroom substitute; FT
English Instructor, Fall 2006
Summer Youth Program Instructor
Prescott Tribe summer recreational and employment training program; Town
of Chino Valley summer literacy / play production program; and KidzArt™ summer art camps
2009-10 Aberystwyth University, Wales MA Creative Writing, with Merit [evaluated equal to US MFA]
1997–99 Prescott College, Arizona BA Anthropology: 3.8 GPA, Emphasis
in Museum Studies, breadths in Humanities and Liberal Arts
1996–97 Yavapai College / Sharlot
Hall Museum 300+ internship hours in Museum Collections Management, Exhibit
2019 Attended “Edit Mastery,” Udemy.
2016 Attended “Memory & Movies: Explaining the Psychology
of Memory through Films,” Coursera: Wesleyan University
2016 Attended Arteles Creative Center, Silence.Awareness.Existence
Residency, Hämeenkyrö, Finland
2015 Attended “Learning How to Learn,” and “Presumed
Innocent?: The Social Science of Wrongful Conviction, Coursera: UC San Diego, The Pennsylvania State University
2014 Attended “Marriage and the Movies: A History, Coursera:
Attended “The Language of Hollywood: Storytelling, Sound and Color,” “Fantasy & Science Fiction:
The Human Mind, Our Modern World,” “Aboriginal Worldviews,” “The Fiction of Relationship,” “The
Camera Never Lies,” and “Plagues, Witches and War: The Worlds of Historical Fiction,” Coursera - online:
Wesleyan University, University of Michigan, University of Toronto, Brown University, University of London, and University
Attended Writing in the Sciences, Coursera online: Stanford University
2010–20 Blog – Jellyfish Day: Jellyfish, Sundogs, and Sundry Digressions on the Writing Life
Screenwriting for Children workshop, SCBWI-OC
2010 SLS Kenya, Writing
workships, Kenya Between the Lines seminars, & Kwani Litfest 2010, Nairobi & Lamu Island, Kenya
MA Dissertation – Loop: Dream Literature – A magical realism / fantasy fiction portfolio / critical commentary
2010 Intern, New Welsh Review
Taster” National Library of Wales
2009 Volunteer library circulation aide, Chino Valley Public Library
2009 LIB 112: Library Technology, Northland Pioneer
2001–09 Attended Summer/Winter Teachings,
Garchen Buddhist Institute, Chino Valley
2008 Indexing: An Essential Art & Science,
Simon Fraser University
2008 Essential Skills for Proofreaders, EditorialCourses.com
2008 Storytelling for Teachers Workshop, Michael
Badhair Williams, Yavapai College
2008 Tom Bird/Paul McCarthy publishing workshop, Sedona,
2007 Spearheaded PR campaign for David Morrell Workshop,
Prescott Book Festival: 6th Edition, attended workshop
2006 Passion & Restraint: Melissa Pritchard workshop,
Prescott Book Festival: 5th Edition
2006 Instructor training, KidzArt Summer camps,
Prescott Valley, AZ
2005 Attended Arizona Teachings: Workshops with
the Dalai Lama
2005 Instructor, theater program and costume
design, Chino Valley Literacy Program
2005 Attended Pima Writers Workshop, Pima College, Tucson
2005 Keys to Effective Editing Certificate, Bellevue Community
College, Online Con. Ed.
2004 Attended National Unity Conference: Igniting the Spirit of Native America
2019 Judge, Fantasy Novellas,
2018 Judge, Fantasy Novellas,
2017 Judge, Fantasy, Futuristic,
and Paranormal Writers PRISM Awards
2016 Judge, InD’Tale Magazine RONE Awards
Book Night giver
poetry judge, Professional Writers of Prescott Annual Writing Contest
2011 Listserv Manager,
Professional Writers of Prescott
Lent Term 2010 Intern, New Welsh Review
January 2010 “Work Taster” –
National Library of Wales
Spring/Summer 2009 Chino Valley Public Library
- Volunteer Circulation Assistant
2006–11 Webmaster and Listserv Manager, Professional Writers of Prescott.
June 2004–09 Judge, 11th Annual Whipple Voices Writing Festival, Northern
Arizona VA Health Care System
2004–07 e-PWP Founding Editor/Info Coordinator, Professional Writers of Prescott
2003 Vice President/Programs, Professional Writers of Prescott
Book Reviews / Interviews
Book Reviews by Kate Robinson - US Review of Books, 2019 - Present.
Richard Kipling. Sheer Cliffs and Shearwaters: A Skomer Island
Journal. Brambleby Books, 2013. Jellyfish Day: Sheer Cliffs and Shearwaters - Interview with Richard Kipling, 2013.
Willma Willis Gore. Iron Grip.
CreateSpace, 2011. Jellyfish Day: Kate Robinson Review-Interview with Willma Willis Gore, 2013.
Jonah Lehrer. Imagine: How Creativity Works. Boston: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2012. Jellyfish Day: Book Review by Kate Robinson, 2012.
Amber Polo. Shapeshifters Library: Released. Blue Merle
Publishing, 2012. Jellyfish Day: Kate Robinson Review-Interview with Amber Polo, 2012.
Gene Twaronite. My Vacation in Hell, CreateSpace, 2012. Jellyfish Day: Kate Robinson Review-Interview with Gene Twaronite, 2012.
Carl Hitchens. Sitting with Warrior. iUniverse, 2010.
Jellyfish Day: Kate Robinson Review-Interview with Carl Hitchens, 2011.
Carolyn See. Making a Literary Life: Advice for Writers and Other Dreamers. Random House, 2002. Book Review
by Kate Robinson. Prescott Writers, 2002.
Lynn Lauber. Listen To Me: Writing Life Into Meaning. W.W.Norton, 2004. Inside the Cover Book Review by Kate Robinson. Absolute Write, 2005.
Writing the Fantastic: A Dreamer’s POV. R e a d i n g. the. F a n t a s t i c, August 2016.
Jellyfish Day: Jellyfish, Sundogs, and Sundry Digressions on the Writing
Life – blog entries, book reviews, and interviews, 2010-16.
Angel." The Whirlwind Review, Issue 4, Spring 2013.
"Crowing About Ravens." Raven
Chronicles,, “Family Corvidae,” Vol. 15, No.
2, Spring 2011.
*“The airstrip that
wouldn’t fly is try, trying again.” September 2007, ReadItHere / ReadItNews, online and print, archived/defunct.
"Natural Soul. "The
Preservation Foundation, 2005.
------. Drexel Online Journal. Drexel
University, Summer 2004. [Redesigned as Dragonfire.org, July 2005].
"Just Another SunTran Day.: I Love My Job! E-zine. Steve and Jocelyn Herbelin, Editors, Fall 1998.
"Javelina Sunrise." Traveler’s Tales. December 2003.
------. Least Loved Beasts of the Really Wild West. Terrill and Eve Schoeneker-Shorb, Ed., Prescott, Arizona:
Native West Press, 1997.
"So You Want to Write for Kids: Some Answers to Your Questions!" SCBWI Arizona Region, May 2002.
------. Write Journey, April 2002.
"10 “Easy” Guidelines to Writing the Compelling Short Story." Absolute Write, January 2002.
------. The Fiction Writer Literary Magazine, January 2000. .
"Crafting Publishable Poetry." Absolute Write, December 2002. .
"The Depression Era of the 1930s and the Yavapai Tribe." Prescott Courier, November 21, 1999, pp.1A, 7A.
"Come Home to Log Cabin Bed and Breakfast. "AZ Tourist News, September 1999.
"Ed’s OK Corral Museum." AZ Tourist News, September 1999.
"Jake’s Old West Properties."AZ Tourist News, September 1999.
"Del Rio, Arizona’s First Territorial Capitol." AZ Tourist News, August 1999.
The Chino Lifestyle. AZ Tourist News, August 1999.
Alternative Accommodations in Navajoland. AZ Tourist News, July 1999.
Seligman Shines in Late July. AZ Tourist News, July 1999.
Heart of the Holiday. Christmas Blessings. June Cotner, ed. Andrews
McMeel Publishing, 2015.
Saturday Morning. Back to Joy. June Cotner, ed. Andrews McMeel Publishing, 2014.
A True Human Emerges.
Meditations on Divine Names. Maja Trochimczyk, Ed. Moonrise Press, 2012.
Meditations on Divine Names. Maja
Trochimczyk, Ed. Moonrise
Poet’s Prayer. Say a Little Prayer: A Journal. June Cotner,
Ed. Chronicle Books, 2011.
------. 2006 Everyday Blessings Calendar: A Year of Inspiration, Comfort and Gratitude.
Sourcebooks, Inc., 2005
------. Bedside Prayers. June Cotner, Ed. HarperSanFrancisco, 1997.
Doggy Prayer & A
Goodbye Prayer. Dog Blessings, New World Library, October 2008.
So Much Things to Say Right Now.” Honorable Mention, Arizona State Poetry Society 2008 Annual Contest, Stirring the Pot, Category 4.
An Infant’s Prayer. Miracles of Motherhood, Center Street/Hachette Book Group, March 2007. *Revision. The Journey E-zine, SCBWI-AZ Spring Issue, April 2007.
Love is Not a Fairy Tale. Sandcutters, Volume 41, No. 2, Summer 2007. April winner, monthly theme.
All. 2006 Everyday Blessings Calendar: A Year of Inspiration, Comfort and Gratitude. Sourcebooks, Inc., 2005.
------. Looking For God in All the Right Places: Prayers and Poems to Comfort, Inspire and Connect Humanity. June Cotner, Ed. Loyola Press, April 2004.
------. Heal Your Soul, Heal The World. June Cotner, Ed. Andrews McMeel Publishing, Kansas City, 1998.
------. Bless the Day. June Cotner, Ed. Kodansha America, New York, 1998.
Until the End. 2006 Everyday Blessings Calendar: A Year of Inspiration, Comfort and Gratitude.
Sourcebooks, Inc., 2005.
------. Teen Sunshine Reflections: Words for the Heart & Soul; June Cotner, Ed. HarperCollins Children’s Books, 2002.
Grace. Get Well Wishes: Prayers and Poems for Comfort and Healing. June
Cotner, Ed. Viva Editions, 2014.
------. Wishing You Well: Prayers and Poems for Comfort, Healing, and Recovery. June Cotner, Ed.
Loyola Press, 2005.
------. Get Well Wishes: Prayers, Poems and Blessings. June Cotner,Ed.
Our Hands Were Moved. House Blessings: Prayers, Poems and Toasts Celebrating Home and Family, Cotner Ink, 2004.
Twenty-first Century Drought. Sandcutters, Volume 37, No. 3, Autumn 2003. July winner, free verse.
Tugged Between Earth and Sky. Sandcutters, Volume 38, No. 2, Summer 2003. May winner, monthly theme.
Poetry. Sandcutters, Volume 36, No. 2, Summer 2002. May winner, free verse.
Dust Devil. Amaze: The Cinquain Journal, Volume 1, No.2, Fall and Winter 2002.
------. Sandcutters, Volume 35, No. 4, Winter 2001. December winner, Traditional.
Tombstone Roses. Sandcutters, Volume 35, No. 4, Winter 2001/2002. December winner, free verse
Star Child. Baby Blessings: Prayers and Poems Celebrating Mothers and Babies. June Cotner, Ed. Harmony Books, 2002.
------. Sandcutters, Volume 35, No. 4, Winter 2001/2002. December winner, Theme category.
Dawn Bursting: Arizona. Amaze: The Cinquain Journal, Vol. 1, No.2, Fall
and Winter 2002.
------. Sandcutters, Volume 30, No. 4, Winter 1996. November winner, Traditional.
Death of a Poet. Mediphors: A Literary Journal of the Health Profession, #15, 2001.
A Hooker’s Pantoum. Sandcutters, Volume 32, No. 4, Winter 1998/99.
Love Is Not A Decision. The Sunday Suitor Poetry Review, Issue 8, February, 1998.
Untitled Haiku, Inspiration. The Sunday Suitor Poetry Review, Issue 11, August, 1998.
Blood, Spice, Sunlight, Mint. Where the Leaves Fall: Lou Daniels Memorial Anthology. Elizabeth Lathrop, Ed.,
Salinas, California, 1998. Distinguished Honor (2nd Place), Lou Daniels Memorial Awards.
Chino Nap. Threshold,
Yavapai College Creative Arts Magazine, May 1997.
You Chose the Fire. South Ash Press, Vol. VII, No. 8, April 1997.
Surrendering Captivity. Sandcutters, Journal of the Arizona State Poetry Society, Volume 30, No. 4, Winter 1996. Second place
winner in the 1996 ASPS Poetry Contest, Love Poem category.
For Charlie, Moksha. Stepping Stones: A Collection of Modern Poetry, Whittier, California: Palomar Press, 1977.
Cool Critters. New Leaders for New Schools school assessments, 2007.
A Goodbye Prayer. Bless the Beasts; Children’s Prayers and Poems Honoring Animals. June Cotner, Ed., SeaStar Books, 2002.
Children’s Short Fiction
"Thirteen." (Collaboration with Joe DiBuduo). 31 Nights of
Halloween, Rainstorm Press, 2011.
------. Amazon Children's short, 2019.
"Great Spirit’s Butterflies." Pandora’s Box Suite. Southport Press, 2011.
------. New Leaders for New Schools school assessments, 2007.
"A Pig of Ill Repute." New Leaders for New Schools school assessments, 2007.
------. StoryBox Online Library. October, 2006. .
Children’s Nonfiction Books
Lewis & Clark: Exploring the American West, Enslow Publishing, Inc., 2010.
The National Mall. A MyReportLinks.com Book. Enslow Publishers, Inc., 2005.
"Space Race: Robot Rebellion in the Future Wild West." Tootie-Do Press, 2018. (with Joe DiBuduo)
"Enter the Kingdom." The New Engagement, Issue #12 July 2017.
"Cheater."(Collaboration with Joe DiBuduo). Manifest West Anthology Series, No. 4 : Western Weird. Western State Colorado University: Western State Press, 2015.
"Dancing Universe." Tribute to Orpheus II. Kearney Street
------. Jerry Jazz Musician. New Short Fiction Award, June 2003.
Memories." (Collaboration with Joe DiBuduo). Memory Eaters, CP Anthologies, 2012.
Snow Globe." (Collaboration with Joe DiBuduo). Best Served Cold: An Eye for An Eye,
Runewright LLC, 2011.
"A Twisted Garden." (Collaboration with Joe DiBuduo). Say Goodnight to the Bad Guy, MayDecember Publications, 2011.
the Garden Gate." different WORLDS, Aberystwyth University Postgraduate Creative
Writing Magazine, 2010.
"The Upstairs Room." Subtle Edens. UK:
Elastic Press, 2008.
------. Beyond Science Fiction Digital Magazine, November 2014.
"Off-key." New Short Fiction Award, Jerry Jazz Musician, November 2008. .
"Past the Bone." Kaleidoscope: Exploring the Experience of Disability through Literature and the Fine Arts, Issue 52, January 2006.
------. Literary Mama, a literary magazine for the maternally inclined, August 2005.
"Normal." Muse Apprentice Guild Magazine, Volume 2, Issue 1, Spring 2003.
Short Fiction Collection
The Contest and Other Stories, Tootie-Do Press, 2017.(Collaboration with Joe DiBuduo)
Heart of Desire: 11.11.11 Redux, Tootie-Do Press, 2014.
Interviews / Lectures /Presentations
2019 V’s Blog – V.S. Kemanis: “The Contest: Book Review and Conversation with Kate Robinson.”
2014 Kev’s Blog: “Kate Robinson, Lover of Dreams.”
2014 Pekoe Blaze – "Interview: Kate Robinson."
2014 The Thursday Interview: “Kate Robinson, author of Heart of Desire.”
2011 Relaxing the Writer: Interview with Amber Polo. “Broken: Interruptions & Writer’s Block.”
2010 Reading, differentWORLDS,
MA Seminar Lit Mag presentation, Aberystwyth University
2010 Interview with Amber Polo. “Writing in Magical Wales.”
2009 Interview with Amber Polo. “Help Other Writers to Help Yourself.”
2008 Authors Day, Prescott Public Library
2007 Meet Your Local Author, Prescott Valley Public
2005 One on One with Sandy Moss, Arts and Entertainment Editor, KQNA (AM 1130)
2004 Excel Education Centers Career Week, Chino Valley, Arizona
2004 Poets Corner with Lady Mathers, Prescott Community Access Channel