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My name is Kate, and I'm a writer.

I'm a native New Yorker, but I moved to Washington, DC, and got a BA in English and Creative Writing from The George Washington University in 2013. I now live and work full-time as an editor in Arlington, VA. In between fixing people's grammar, I write short stories.

I have a lot of varied experience in being published and working in publishing, so if you have any questions about how to get published or how to work in the industry, feel free to send me a note!

:eager: Need publishing resources? Click here!

EDIT 5/4/2015: Just popping in very quickly to say we've found our wedding venue! Which is in DC. It's an old building that used to be the area's Naval Hospital during the Civil War, but they've renovated it so now it's an art gallery/community center. Basically, it's old and historic and has art in it and we both love it a lot. Here are pictures:…

Hope you are all well! I'm taking a mental health day today and enjoying the weather. :la:

To say that I've been accepted to and will be attending the Napa Valley Writers Conference at the end of July! My workshop leader is Lan Samantha Chang, who is the chair of the Iowa Writers Workshop, which makes this opportunity both thrilling and nervewracking because -- well, how awesome is this? But also I'd better make a good impression. Heh. :shifty:

Also, I get a whole week in Napa, surrounding by hills and wine and beautiful weather. And I get to visit my in-laws and their dog, too. :)

Right now I'm trying to speed-write a story for the workshop because I decided the one I'd been intending to submit is more done than I thought it was, which isn't fair to me or anyone else in the class. I have at minimum a month to write the thing, which probably sounds like a long time to most people, but I write so fucking slowly it kind of sounds awful. :lol: We'll see how it works.

Nothing else is really new with me -- which is a good thing. Settling in with my new dosage, enjoying the warmer weather, planning out what we'll be doing this summer. Probably the most exciting thing, besides my conference news, is that my fiance and I have gotten into geocaching, which is incredibly fun and addicting once you start finding things. And it's a great excuse to get out of the house and explore the neighborhood.

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SRSmith Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2015   Writer
Just a quick note to say, in no particular order, Happy New Year, congratulations, and I hope that you're doing fantastically well.

Take good care of you and yours, and all the very best!
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IrrevocableFate Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2014   Writer
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julietcaesar Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
I keep looking at all these medical conferences that are happening in America and I must admit I keep secretly hoping I'll get sent one close to where you live. :) 

Or really, any conference in the states. :P I'll somehow make a holiday out of it and come visit you! 
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illuminara Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
So you've probably seen this multiple times before, but I thought of you when it gave me a good laugh. :aww:…
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IrrevocableFate Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2014   Writer
I love you.
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TwilightPoetess Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
We all know you're wonderful, but in case you've forgotten for a moment, here's a reminder.


:squee:  :iconheartglompplz:  Party  Clap  Party  :iconheartglompplz:  :squee:

To see what nice thing you've been accused of doing (and who else is being recognized), find the widget by the same name on my profile page!

Helpful hint:  It's near the bottom, above my webcam image!

Have a wonderful rest of your day!
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ButterflyBlaze Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2014
Thanks for the llama! :-)
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Undergr0undFurry Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2014   General Artist
Random hug of the day! :hug:
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Snapperz Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2014   Writer
Just pretend I'm not a horrible person and


:excited: :dance: :boogie: :drunk: :party: :drunk: :boogie: :dance: :excited: 
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CutToTheSex Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2014
I hope you had an awesome birthday Kate!!!!
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