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~:::~  KATE ROBINSON, AUTHOR

 

EMPLOYMENT


Tootie-Do Press – Publisher

2014Present

 

Starstone Lit   Writer / Editor / Creative Consultation

2000Present

Editorial Services / Book Shepherd / Research

 

Book Reviewer

2019Present  The US Review of Books

 

Quora Contributor

2018-Present

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Editor / Proofreader

201316   diacriTech Technologies – Editing and proofreading academic book manuscripts for UK & US publishers

 

The Oil Drum Community Moderator & Proofreader

201113  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.

 

Teacher Substitute

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

2003-06  Yavapai Prescott Tribe summer recreational and employment training program; Town of Chino Valley summer literacy / play production program; and KidzArt™ summer art camps

 

EDUCATION

2009-10  Aberystwyth University, Wales  MA Creative Writing, with Merit [evaluated equal to US MFA]

 

199799  Prescott College, Arizona   BA Anthropology: 3.8 GPA, Emphasis in Museum Studies, breadths in Humanities and Liberal Arts

 

199697  Yavapai College / Sharlot Hall Museum  300+ internship hours in Museum Collections Management, Exhibit Development

 

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

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: Wesleyan University

2013  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 of Virginia

2012  Attended Writing in the Sciences, Coursera online: Stanford University

2010–20  Blog – Jellyfish Day: Jellyfish, Sundogs, and Sundry Digressions on the Writing Life

2011  Screenwriting for Children workshop, SCBWI-OC

2010  SLS Kenya, Writing workships, Kenya Between the Lines seminars, & Kwani Litfest 2010, Nairobi & Lamu Island, Kenya

2010  MA Dissertation – Loop: Dream Literature A magical realism / fantasy fiction portfolio / critical commentary

2010  Intern, New Welsh Review

2010  “Work Taster”  National Library of Wales

2009  Volunteer library circulation aide, Chino Valley Public Library

2009  LIB 112: Library Technology, Northland Pioneer College

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, AZ

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

 

COMMUNITY SERVICE

2019  Judge, Fantasy Novellas, PRISM Awards

2018  Judge, Fantasy Novellas, PRISM Awards

2017  Judge, Fantasy, Futuristic, and Paranormal Writers PRISM Awards

2016  Judge, InD’Tale Magazine RONE Awards

2012–14  World Book Night giver

2011  Preliminary 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

 

PUBLICATIONS

 

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. 

 

Creative Nonfiction

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.

 

"Gila 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. www.readitnews.com/oldmoved/.

 

"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.

 

Features

"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.

 

Poetry

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.

Deva. Meditations on Divine Names. Maja Trochimczyk, Ed. Moonrise Press, 2012.

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.

“I’ve Got 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. HarperSanFrancisco, 2000.

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 JournalVol. 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.

 

Children’s Poetry

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.

 

Short Fiction

"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 Books, 2012.

------. Jerry Jazz Musician. New Short Fiction Award, June 2003.

 

"Lost Memories." (Collaboration with Joe DiBuduo). Memory Eaters, CP Anthologies, 2012.

 

"The 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.

 

"At 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)

 

Novel

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 Library

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 13

2001  Poets Corner with Lady Mathers, Prescott Community Access Channel 13

1998  NACHO paper presentation, SHM, “The Depression Era of the 1930s and the Yavapai Tribe.”

 

Awards / Residencies

2019  Longlist Finalist, - Loop: A Dream Novella. Los Galesburg Inaugural Open Reading Period, Vol. 9

2019  Book Titan Silver Book Award, The Contest and Other Stories

2018  Eric Hoffer – Da Vinci Eye Finalist (for excellence in cover art)

2018  Next Generation Indie Book Award Finalist Young New Adult (17 years and up), The Contest and Other Stories

2017  Book Cover of the Year, Cassie Loves Covers

2016  Arteles Creative Center, Silence.Awareness.Existence Residency, Hämeenkyrö, Finland

2011  Longlist semifinalist, Carve Magazine Raymond Carver Short Story Contest, “The Respect of Stone,” literary short fiction

2010  SLS Kenya, Kenya Between the Lines seminars, & Kwani Litfest 2010, Nairobi & Lamu Island, Kenya

2010  Longlist semifinalist, SLS Kenya Literary Contest, Respect of Stone, literary fiction

2010  Shortlist semifinalist, Texas Review Press Clay Reynolds Novella Competition, Loop, magical realism/dream fiction

2010  Honorable Mention, 2010 Alabama Conclave Writing Competition, Li’l Bit, children’s fiction

2006  Honorable Mention, 2005 Speculative Literature Foundation Older Writer's Grant Award, Heart of Desire: 11.11.11 Redux, metaphysical sci-fi thriller

2003, 2008  New Short Fiction Award, Jerry Jazz Musician, “Dancing Universe” & “Off-key”, literary fiction

 

Work In Progress

Jellyfish Day: Blog

Loop - A Dream Novella

Natural Soul: Nature essays / memoir

Scapegoat: Memoir

You Chose the Fire: Poems

Short fiction, picture book fiction, and retold folktales

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