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Kate Evans

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My husband and I decided to leave home to live a traveling life; three months later I had a seizure and was diagnosed with a brain tumor. My forthcoming memoir--THE FOOTHOLDS WILL APPEAR: AN ODYSSEY OF LIFE, LOVE, SEX AND SPIRIT--tells this story.

I am the author of two novels ("For the May Queen" and "Complementary Colors"), a poetry collection ("Like All We Love"), and a book about teaching, ("Negotiating the Self"). My stories, poems and essays have appeared in more than 50 publications.

Walking the beach with the dogs, we see people combing through the sand for sea glass. When a glimmer catches my eye, I'm tempted to pick up a piece. A lover of the water and a former synchronized swimmer on the Auburn Mermaids, I feel especially drawn to these mermaid tears. I also love that garbage has transformed to jewels.

I used to have a collection of sea glass. I gave it away a few month... Read more of this blog post »
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For the May Queen
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Complementary Colors
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Like All We Love
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Learning to Ski (Poetry)
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The Way of Things (Poetry)
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FOR THE MAY QUEEN (Literature & Fiction)
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Description: Soon after Norma's parents drop her off in the dorms, she is drunk and naked with three strangers....
Believing is Seeing (Literature & Fiction)
1 chapters   —   updated Mar 29, 2010 04:35PM
Description: It's the first story I wrote from a man's perspective--almost all the characters, in fact, are (gay) men. If you read it, I'd love to hear what you think.
I Have No (Poetry)
1 chapters   —   updated Mar 29, 2010 04:34PM
Description: This poem appeared in ZYZZYVA (http://www.zyzzyva.org)
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Kate, I've added Like All We Love and your other books to my to-read list.

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Kate Thanks so much!

Jeannie Faulkner Barber Hi Kate and thanks for adding me to your friends list on this awesome site. If you have time, I'd love for you to visit my web site, jeanniebarber.com. I'm a novice writer so feel free to make any kind of suggestions, ideas or thoughts to correct it. While you're there, please sign the guestbook, too!

Shawnette Hi, Kate...WELCOME to goodreads...thanks for the invite into your circle of friends...CONGRATS on your books...best wishes with all your future works...looking forward to sharing chats, reviews and any/all recommendations...have a blessed week...Happy Reading & Writing :-)

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Beth Thanks for befriending this fellow author, Kate, and good luck on your October release!

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Liz Hello, Kate,

Wow, you've got an impressive profile. Congratulations on your new book.

A Connecticut Yankee is one of my favorite books, too, though I hadn't thought of it in ages until I saw it on your list.

Thanks for the invitation to add as a friend.

Liz Adair
Author of
The Spider Latham Mystery Series
Mist of Quarry Harbor
Lucy Shook's Letters from Afghanistan (editor)
Counting the Cost (Out in November 08)

Bradley I hope you are having a good day! =)


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Meen Hi Kate,

I look forward to reading some of your work to possibly seeing you at the ATL Queer Lit Fest. (And thanks for posting that b/c I probably wouldn't have known about it otherwise!)


Stacy-Deanne Stacy-Deanne Hi Kate, just passing through and wanted to wish you a good week!

Catherine Hi there! Thanks for adding me out here. :-)

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Dianne Ascroft Thanks for connecting with me. See you in Constant Reader amongst other groups.

Dianne Ascroft
author, 'Hitler and Mars Bars'

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Holly Jacobs Hi, Kate!

Thanks so much for the invite!!


SAME TIME NEXT SUMMER...on shelves now!

message 13: by Fenixbird (last edited Sep 11, 2008 10:32AM)

Fenixbird SandS Kate, Angela's Ashes is the truth that people hate to see....our generations are the first to have any freedom of choice, integrity, pseudo-control of our pregancies & hench lifestyle choices. Most of us do not appreciate what this really means to us--Angela's Ashes is an eye opener.

Memoirs of a Geisha is a movie that when I first saw it I had to see it immediately again (I rented it on DVD so that is exactly what I did.....) A most poetic & beautiful film..again with many truths & surprisingly some humor for covering such a humor- less topic of being sold as a young woman because of the family's poverty (set in old Japan pre-WWII)

Nice to discuss books into movies with you. Thanks for adding me here.

Jackie "the Librarian" Thanks, Kate! That's the spirit! You will win readers with your personality, no doubt about it. :D

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Karen Hi Kate,

Thanks for befriending me. Your latest novel sounds interesting. Off to read your sample chapter.

Much success,

Karen Harrington
author, Janeology

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Karen Thanks! I checked out your blog...which led me to your other blog. Very diverse and interesting stuff you have there. I'll be back. :) I've bookmarked your page so I can read more when my children aren't tugging at my elbows.


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Anna Motteler Hi Kate.

Is the Lover Boys collection any good?

Twilight is amazing. :]


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OdAnK thanks..Kate

Brigid *Flying Kick-a-pow!* hi kate! thanks for adding me as a friend. nice to meet you! :)


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Tien Hi Kate,

Thanks for the add!

Check out: http://www.goodreads.com/group...

Please join if you're interested and let's have some fun reading together.


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Jan Kate, my copy of For the May Queen just arrived!


Jan Steckel
Author, The Underwater Hospital

Andersen Prunty Kate,

Hi! Thanks for your interest in THE OVERWHELMING URGE.


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Noran Miss Pumkin Just wanted to stop in and wish you the best of the holiday season! Merry Christmas!-Noran
Hammond,IN :)

message 25: by Holli

Holli Great picture Kate!!

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Web Sutera Many thanks. Great, Kate!
-- Web Sutera

message 28: by Jan (last edited Jun 16, 2009 09:33PM)

Jan Kate, I just finished the first chapter of Complementary Colors on your blog. More terrific, page-turning fiction. I already hate Daniel -- the way he ignores Gwen, manipulates her, his fussiness, little details like the fact that he'll only subscribe to the New York Times even though they live in California. I can't wait to see which of the female characters you've introduced so far will end up being Gwen's love interest, if any. I just can't wait for the book to come out!

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Kate Jan wrote: "Kate, I just finished the first chapter of Complementary Colors on your blog. More terrific, page-turning fiction. I already hate Daniel -- the way he ignores Gwen, manipulates her, his fussiness, ..."

Wow, thanks so much, Jan! The novel should be out toward the end of the summer. ox Kate

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Kate Kate wrote: "Jan wrote: "Kate, I just finished the first chapter of Complementary Colors on your blog. More terrific, page-turning fiction. I already hate Daniel -- the way he ignores Gwen, manipulates her, his..."

PS: It will be interesting to see if you change your feelings about Daniel as the novel progresses...

Dizin is a ski resort situated to the north of Tehran iran in the Alborz mountain range.

The huge Dizin ski resort was established in 1969 [1:]. The ski season in Dizin also lasts longer than European ski resorts(from December to May) because of its high altitude.[2:].

The highest ski lift ha reaches 3,600 m (11,800 ft), making it one of the 40 highest ski resorts in the world.

Dizin ski amenities include two hotels, 19 cottages and 5 restaurants, villas and private apartments around the Dizin ski resort accommodate thousands of people every year.

in pictorial there w 2 empire in all wrold persian empire(iran) and roman empire(italy)
Rock-face relief at Naqsh-e Rustam of Iranian emperor Shapur I (on horseback) capturing Roman emperor Valerian (kneeling) and Philip the Arab (standing)1800years ago

Nurture Your BOOKS™  - Bobbie Crawford Hi Kate,

Thank you for friending Pinnacle: Author & Book Promotion on Goodreads!

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Kate First review of Complementary Colors on Amazon!

5.0 out of 5 stars
Gwen Jumps the Fence, November 16, 2009
By S. Sublett (California) - See all my reviews

COMPLEMENTARY COLORS is the second novel I've read by Kate Evans and I have to say I'm a fan. The book is about a straight girl who meets a gay girl and, despite a history of having never really thought about it, edges toward a lesbian affair. Complicating this strange, new attraction is that she's deeply into a tricky long-term, live-in relationship with an attractive male scientist. The female love object has her own entanglement -- a Lesbian minister.

Triangles upon triangles seems to be Miss Evans's style, as it was also characteristic of her first book, FOR THE MAY QUEEN (which was about the sexual adventures of a college coed). Plotting is one of this writer's strengths and there's some striking imagery, as befits a novel about two people who meet in a poetry workshop. But what really fascinated me was the close-up portrait of the woman changing her sexual stripes. A fun, sexy, quick read.

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Waheed long live my friend

message 36: by Nancy (last edited Jun 02, 2013 06:05PM)

Nancy Hi Kate, wishing you all the best this holiday season!

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Holli Thank you! Right back at ya :)

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