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
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   Cottage for Sale

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

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.

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Exciting News: Kate is a member of the faculty of the MFA in Creative Nonfiction at Bay Path College. Itís an online program, just launched this fall. For many writers with works-in-progress or works-in-mind, the support of faculty mentors and the structured approach of an MFA program is a great way to write that first book. This is a no-residence program—ideal for the non-traditional student and working writer.

On Writing: 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.

Whereís 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 bandís website. If youíd 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.

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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