Category Archives: Kate’s Posts

Taking a Trip Down Memory Lane

Kate Flora: It was one of those days–the days when a blog post is due and my brain felt empty. I started a post. Trashed it. Started another and it was boring. I got up and prowled around my office, which … Continue reading

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Painting the Story with Words

Such is the strength of art, rough things to shape. James Howell Sculpture and painting have the effect of teaching us manners and abolishing hurry. Ralph Waldo Emerson As artists, we belong to an ancient and holy tribe. We are … Continue reading

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The Intriguing Prospect of Leisure

Kate Flora: Apologies for getting to this post so late in the day. For the past week, I’ve been contemplating the possibility of a sabbatical from writing and it seems even contemplating stepping back from the keyboard, and creation, is making … Continue reading

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Making the World More Beautiful

Kate Flora: It’s lupine season in Maine, that time in June and early July when patches of purple and blue, and sometimes white and pink lupines explode in masses of color among the tall grass. At this season, the drive on … Continue reading

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The Brown Thumb Struggles On

Kate Flora: Confessing that today, with so much chaos in the country, I am finding it hard to write. Hard to think because I have no focus. I have nothing to say about writing, wouldn’t touch politics with a barge pole, … Continue reading

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Romantic Suspense, Kate? Really?

Kate Flora:  When I announced to people who know me that my new book, Wedding Bell Ruse, (ebook ISBN 9781647160876) published tomorrow, is romantic suspense, people asked me why the switch? Am I going in a new direction? It is quite a switch to … Continue reading

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Pretzel Man and Black Bean Woman: Can This Marriage Be Saved?

Kate Flora: I’ve written before about how well-suited the writer’s regular life is to quarantine. We’re solitary. Disciplined. And used to having our projects go on for months or even years at a time. Recently, I wrote about the problem caused … Continue reading

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The Attention Span of a Gnat

Kate Flora: Seems like we’re all asking the same questions of each other these days: How is everyone doing out there? You okay? In some ways, it seems like we are more in touch than usual. Adult children calling their parents. … Continue reading

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The Games We’re Playing to Stay Sane

Kate Flora: Probably being in quarantine is easier for me than for many, since except for the now canceled trips to the store, the occasional dinner with friends, and going to the gym, my life is pretty much unchanged. As an … Continue reading

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Calling the Cops on an Iguana

Kate Flora: My husband and I have gotten in the habit of spending the month of March away from New England to escape from a too long winter. This winter, of course, has not been so bad, but the plans were … Continue reading

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