Kate Whouley

Kate Whouley
is the
author of Cottage for Sale, Must
Be Moved
,and Remembering the
Music, Forgetting the Words
. Her
work has received kudos from USA
Today, The New York Times, The
Wall Street Journal
, and from
readers across the nation. To learn
more about Kate and her work,
please use the buttons at the top
of this page to explore the site.


Cottage for Sale

“…a pitch-perfect description of both small town life and personal anticipation… told in a voice of such good humor and thoughtful humanity… I loved Cottage For Sale.”

~ Anna Quindlen
Book-of-the-Month Club News

    Cottage for Sale

“…often humorous and always compassionate… Whouley is a smooth navigator.”
                 ~ USA Today


In Yankee Magazine: Kate remembers two special (and undeniably quirky) customers from her bookselling days in Newport, RI, in Vincent and His Lady. The essay appears in the March/April print edition of Yankee Magazine.

On Music, Writing & Teaching: Kate makes the connections in this short Q&A, posted on the Director’s Blog for the MFA in Creative Nonfiction at Bay Path University. A Bay Path faculty member, Kate mentors first year students over three semesters of writing labs, and supervises the publishing track for second-year MFA candidates. To learn more, check out the Bay Path all-online MFA program. It’s ideal for the non-traditional student and working writer.

Introducing Loki: There’s a new cat in the cottage. Loki arrived when he was just eight weeks old, and he introduced himself via keyboard, laptop, and precision butt-typing. Shortly thereafter, Google informed me that Loki is ancient Norse for mischief. This is one typing-kitty who lives up to his name. For a glimpse of Loki in a rare moment of relaxation, click here.

On Writing & Reading: Kate considers a ghostwriting offer and contemplates her dual career in the book business in recent guest posts for the writing blog, Beyond the Margins. In an essay adapted from her 2012 acceptance speech for the New England Book Award in nonfiction, Kate recounts her journey from reader to writer.

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.

More Short Work: Kate remembers her mother’s birthday in Eating Cake on 9/11, and muses on our many selves--remembered or forgotten, in Beacon Broadside. Other short subjects include: the passing of Ted Kennedy, the monarch butterfly migration, the closing of a tiny Waldenbooks and Cape Codís own idol, Siobhan Magnus.

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