Reading and Writing: Kate’s journey from reader to writer provides the fodder for this essay adapted from her acceptance speech for the 2012 New England Book Award in nonfiction. And her dual career in the book business is the subject of Kate’s guest post for the writing blog, Beyond the Margins.
Where’s the Music? The members of the Cape Cod Concert Band make the music in Remembering the Music. You can learn more about the band and find a schedule of performances on the band’s website. If you’d like to hear Kate playing Gracious Green Gifts with guitarist (and Bog Boy) Harry Hussey in an original arrangement, click on the player below:
Shy Bird in Big Woods: Kate tweets, but more often she enjoys listening to distant calls in the forest. Follow her light birdsong on Twitter, or visit her on Facebook.
Signed to You—or Someone Special to You. If you would like Kate to inscribe a copy of Remembering the Music or Cottage for Sale, please contact Titcomb’s Bookshop at 508.888.2331. A bookseller will take your order and your details. Kate will personalize and sign the book; then Titcomb’s will ship it to you or the recipient. Or if you are in the neighborhood of East Sandwich, MA, you can pick it up at the store.
Short Work: Kate considers who we are when we forget who we were in Beacon Broadside and remembers her mother’s 9/11 birthday in Obit magazine. Other short subjects include: the passing of Ted Kennedy, the monarch butterfly migration, the closing of a tiny Waldenbooks and Cape Cod’s own idol, Siobhan Magnus.