Katie Rose Guest Pryal

Novelist, Journalist, & Freelance Academic Freelance WritingNovels

Nerdy-Amazing Book Review

I write a lot of things: novels, essays and journalism pieces, and, as you might not know, nerdy books on nerdy things like legal reasoning, writing, argumentation, and citation. My latest nerdy outing, The Complete Legal Writer, is one of my proudest accomplishments....

Poem: Shower

Shower Could this heat wipe me away from yellow tiles and parquet floors and doors I struggle to keep closed? Could I be swept away entirely? I watch water form rivers down my belly, electric red streaks. I stand strong under the barrage, let the mounting pressure...

Post-Election Thoughts, Finally

I've kept quiet on the election for about a week, mostly to give those who are far more eloquent than I am a chance to talk first. Here are my thoughts, in no particular order. (1) I'm not surprised that so many people voted for a racist, sexist, ableist, tax-evading,...

I Have Some Questions

Alt text: A woman in shadow is standing in front of a video projection of four women's faces. Three faces are blurred. The standing woman's own face is not blurred.  Note: Read the original post regarding this art exhibit here. Recently, an artist videoed me without...

Book Giveaway: LEMONGRASS HOPE! (redux)

I just ran a giveaway of the award-winning novel LEMONGRASS HOPE, and there was so much interest that I'm doing it again. I'm giving away 2 Kindle copies of the novel to folks who enter the giveaway. This time, though, everyone's a winner. Here's why: To enter, click...

To The Creep Who Videoed Me And Called It Art

Alt Text: A photograph of the exterior of the North Carolina Museum of Art, a glass and steel structure, and of a tall, humanoid sculpture in the courtyard, surrounded by trees, via WikimediaTo The Creep Who Videoed Me And Called It Art: Yesterday, my husband offered...

Humanize the Police

I have no reason to fear the police. The modern police was created to keep people who look exactly like me safe from harm. I am a white woman. I am to be, as every male politician is spouting right now in light of Donald Trump's rampant sexism toward a particular...

The Importance of Reader’s Reviews

This post originally appeared on the Tall Poppy Writers blog. Learn more about the Tall Poppy Writers, an awesome group of women writers that I'm a part of, at TallPoppies.org. “Your words are as important to an author as an author’s words are to you.” Those words may...