Kate M. Colby

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Kate M. Colby writes paranormal fantasy novels that feature female antiheroes, dark magic, seductive monsters, and spooky locales. She has also written a steampunk fantasy series and occasionally dabbles in creative nonfiction and poetry.

Kate is currently pursuing a Master of Liberal Arts in Creative Writing and Literature at Harvard Extension School. She has won local awards for her short fiction, and her first novel, The Cogsmith's Daughter, has been taught in college courses.

When not writing or studying, Kate enjoys traveling, wine tasting, playing video games, and giving amateur tarot readings. She lives in the United States with her husband and their feline familiars.
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Located in San José, California, the Winchester House is a historic Bay Area landmark. Drawing thousands of visitors every year, it’s an architectural wonder and also one of the most haunted houses in the U.S. Last October, I visited the Winchester House with my husband and parents. In this article, I’ll share the house’s history, the debate about its haunting, and my experience as a visitor.


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Me, a Harvard-educated author and grown-ass married woman: I’m going to read Midnight Sun as a craft exercise. I want to see how the POV changes the story and dissect the genre conventions.

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“Dellwyn: I will teach you everything you need to know to entice your father’s murderer into killing his wife to be with you.”
Aya: It sounds so disturbing when you say it like that.”
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“While I think you were a rotten father and are still a horrid excuse for a person, I appreciate your ability to mix revenge and charity.”
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