Katie’s Blog: Essays, News, Marginalia
:: I’ve spent the last 13 days dizzy, cognitively impaired, and afraid.
:: I have some book reviews for you all! I got heat stroke at a tennis tournament and have been sitting on my butt for two weeks, so I’ve been READING A LOT. Good for me, and GOOD FOR YOU. Let’s get this book review party started!
:: Family history can mean a lot more than what you write on your medical forms.
:: When a person dies by suicide, there is no choice. Suicide is the only alternative.
:: A bipolar diagnosis can create a new kind of loneliness.
:: Fallout Girl is the hardest novel I’ve ever written.
:: Welcome to the glory and heartache of tennis.
:: Two weeks ago, my cat, Princess Richard, was attacked by a “large canid”—either a dog off-leash or a coyote—and she nearly died.
:: Every bluefisherman dreams of the bluefish blitz. It is our holy grail.
:: Disability in higher education is an inevitability. And we must stop treating it like a nuisance.
:: I’m emergency-homeschooling my kids.
:: It was very important to me to have the reader be in my hero’s POV when she is in crisis or witnessing her mental illness.