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


On the Cape: Kate was thrilled to work with the team of writers and editors at Yankee on “63 Things We Love About Cape Cod and the Islands.” It’s a jam-packed special insert in the May/June issue of the magazine.  And just in time for the winter holidays (arriving sooner than you think): an essay about something special in the neighborhood, appearing in Yankee in the November/December issue.

On Character: Fans of Kate’s work know that she’s drawn to the quirkiest among us. If you are too, you might want to read her essay about a reading recluse, or follow Kate across Cape Cod in search of She Sheds and the women who seek refuge in their own backyards.

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. The winner of the Bay Path University Award for Distinguished Teaching in 2018, Kate supervises the publishing track for second and third-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.

On Writing & Reading:  In posts for the writing blog, Beyond the Margins, Kate considers a ghostwriting offer and contemplates her dual career in the book business. You can also read this essay adapted from her 2012 acceptance speech for the New England Book Award in Nonfiction, where Kate recounts her journey from reader to writer.

On Memory, Identity & Hope: 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 Cod’s own idol, Siobhan Magnus.

On Facebook? Yes, she is. And you’ll find more regular updates there, too. Kate also tweets, but more often she enjoys listening to distant calls in the forest. Visit her on Facebook or follow her light birdsong on Twitter.

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