Katie Rose Guest Pryal

Novelist, Essayist, & Freelance Academic
Freelance WritingNovels

Suicide and the Language of Choice

Header Image Alt Text: A photograph of a moon with orange-lit clouds below.  CW: Suicide, Mental Illness When I heard about the suicides of Kate Spade and Anthony Bourdain, I felt what I always feel when I hear about the suicide of anyone: I feel like I’ve lost a...

The Glory and Heartache of Tennis

Today I'm going to introduce a new writing topic on my blog, a topic dear to my soul: tennis. I have a family. I do my work. And I play tennis. Those are my three loves. Indeed, the fact that I haven't written about tennis here before is more surprising than the fact...

What It Was Like While My Cat Was Likely Dying

Image alt text: A black American Shorthair cat lounging on its side, with purple flowers in the foreground. This is not a photograph of Princess Richard, who is far more snooty looking.  Two weeks ago, my cat, Princess Richard, was attacked by a "large canid"—either a...