Category Archives: Kate’s Posts

A Hole in the World

Kate Flora: A year ago, in March, my sister-in-law, Emily, who more like a sister and was a close friend, was diagnosed with acute leukemia. After many months, most of them spent in the hospital, they were unable to find … Continue reading

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The Nixed Nest of the Girl on the Train

Inspiration (from the Latin inspirare, meaning “to breathe into”) refers to an unconscious burst of creativity in a literary, musical, or other artistic endeavour. Kate Flora: From time to time, we authors find ourselves scanning bookstore shelves, reading best-seller lists … Continue reading

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A Deep, Dark, Stunningly Atmospheric Work

Note from Kate: A few years ago, I was asked to look at a draft novel and give the author some advice. That author was Drew Yanno and the book was In The Matter of Michael Vogel. I was impressed. Advised. And … Continue reading

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On The Road Again

Kate Flora: I am convinced, of course, that people rarely read what I write here, which gives me license to write nonsense from time to time. Today, having crawled out of the car after eight hours in awful traffic, I’m not … Continue reading

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Seeing Red

Kate Flora: When I was working on my last Joe Burgess, Led Astray, I noticed that I was using the weather, in particular the mysterious qualities of fog, and the discouraging chill and damp of a string of gray Maine … Continue reading

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