Category Archives: Kate’s Posts

But We’re Really Spying on You

Kate Flora: Some years ago, I was speaking to a high school class about writing, and I was talking to them about how, as writers, we need to train ourselves to be observant. “You think you are here to watch me,” … Continue reading

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What Happened to the Dog?

Kate Flora: One question that writers are frequently asked when we give book talks is for information about our process. Do we write every day? Do we outline? Do we know what’s going to happen before we start the book? … Continue reading

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The Surprising Collaboration Between Writers and Readers

Kate Flora: Thirty-five years ago, when my second son was born, I decided to quit my job and stay home for a few years with my boys. I immediately had the terrified thought, But I’ve always worked. Now what will I … Continue reading

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The Secrets in my Filing Cabinet

Kate Flora: Recently, I was asked, as writers often are when we identify ourselves as writers, if I was published. I replied with modest, down-cast eyes, that I had published eighteen books. Thinking about the eighteen published books, and the … Continue reading

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Recipe for Murder

Kate Flora: As some of you know, I’ve been away for two weeks at a writing retreat. It was an incredible adventure at the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts, where for two weeks, I was surrounded by writers, artists, and … Continue reading

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Chained to a Desk in Rural Virginia

Kate Flora: For the next two weeks, I have the pleasure of being a fellow at the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts. VCCA is a retreat for writers, visual artists, and composers set on a hilltop in lovely Amherst, Virginia, … Continue reading

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So You’re Doing a Library Event?

Kate Flora: A few years ago, we offered an updated version here in honor of National Library Week. Following on our post yesterday, with pictures of some of us at library events, those suggestions appears below. It’s a happy part of … Continue reading

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