Meeting Annie

Katrina and Annie

Did you guys know I was a finalist in the Notes & Words essay contest? Oh, I’ve mentioned it a couple of times? I wanted to make sure you’d heard. You know, just in case you’d been struck by a meteor and were rendered unable to read my ad nauseum Facebook updates. This past weekend, […]

400 Words

The Kids

Chris. Sam. Gus. Mary Claire. George. Coffee and a Mac and words tumbling through my brain. Mint chocolate. Pajamas, preferably cozy PJ pants and an old t-shirt. My beautiful forever friends. Loud laughter. Quiet nights by the fire. Books. Books. More books. Great fiction. Vacations. Kindness. St. George Island. A cabin in the woods. An […]

Another Baby

Three of Eva Cover Page

I can assure you that Chris had a mini-heart attack when he saw the title of this post. I nearly had one penning it. No, we’re not having another baby. It does, however, feel a bit like I just did. My newest novel, “Three of Eva” (formerly titled, “See How They Run”), was delivered to […]

Reading Into It

The upside of moving to a town where you know absolutely no one is… books. Lots and lots of time for books. Lots and lots of books to fill my time. Unpacking my books was like Christmas. You see, I have a Book Problem. It is similar to my Shoe Problem. I buy lots of […]

An Essay

Books

What does fiction mean to me? This is the question posed by my fabulous life coach, Andrea Maurer, as part of our 90-Day Power Play program. And being the A+++ student I strive to be, I wholeheartedly threw myself into research and reflection. First, however, a little background. This question was prompted by my general […]

Voices and Vino

Katrina Reading "Table for Six" at a Podium

I must admit I was reluctant. The thought of standing up in front of a room half-filled with strangers and half-filled with friends while I read out loud from “Table for Six” was more than a little intimidating. It’s one thing to write your life story for everyone to consume — it’s another thing entirely […]

Wins and Losses

The Willis House For Sale

I’ve been thinking a great deal about loss lately. And when I say “loss,” you’re conjuring up a negative connotation, aren’t you? Yeah, me, too. But I don’t necessarily think that’s always the case. Over the past year and a half, I’ve lost nearly 70 pounds. On my way to 100, I’m morphing into a […]

Nothing to Fear

Willy Wonka and the Oompa Loompas

I’m releasing “Table for Six” as an e-book this month. Soon it will be available for public consumption on Amazon and Barnes and Noble (via the ever-so-awkwardly named, PubIt!). Anyone with an e-reader will have access to my words, my family, my stories. And the closer the release date gets, the more I drag my […]