About Kate Robinson:
Kate began her literary career writing bad poetry at age ten. After working as a grocery clerk, nursing assistant and home health aide, city bus driver, museum aide, a variety of clerical positions, and K-12 substitute teacher, all while studying and raising a family, scribbling looked like a suitable diversion.
Kate honed her creative writing and editing chops in Arizona, California, Florida, Illinois, Iowa, New Mexico, Wales, and Kenya, which serves her well as chief word-whacker at Starstone Lit Services and Tootie-Do Press in Los Angeles. Dreaming and the appearance of the extraordinary in ordinary daily life are Kate’s primary literary fascinations, and she always aspires to dance with paradox and absurdity.
She is the author of two history books for children (Enslow, 2005 & 2010), and a metaphysical sci-fi novel (Tootie-Do Press 2014), and has published short fiction, creative nonfiction, and poetry in international anthologies and online journals.
What inspires you to write?
I believe it’s a write or die situation! There’s nothing more satisfying than creative work.
Tell us about your writing process.
I write to discover the story, so I’m definitely a pantser. Outlines and synopses come later, if anyone wants one!
For Fiction Writers: Do you listen (or talk to) to your characters?
My characters tend to write the story, as far as I can see!
What advice would you give other writers?
Persistance. Never quite, never give up. You’ll take leaps in skill and understanding of the craft when you least expect it.
How did you decide how to publish your books?
I’m both conventionally and self-published. I advise writers to explore both options.
What do you think about the future of book publishing?
Tree books will never go out of style, unless we lose trees entirely, an unthinkable disaster.
What do you use?: Co-writer, Professional Cover Designer, Beta Readers
What genres do you write?: Creative nonfiction essays, poetry, literary fiction, sci-fi, fantasy, suspense, thriller, magical realism, inspirational, humor.
What formats are your books in?: Both eBook and Print
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