Kate Hart

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Kate Hart's debut YA novel, AFTER THE FALL, was published in 2017 by Farrar, Straus & Giroux. She's also a contributor to the 2018 anthologies TOIL AND TROUBLE (Harlequin Teen) and HOPE NATION (Philomel), and 2020's OUT NOW (Inkyard) and BODY TALK (Algonquin).

After earning degrees in Spanish and history at Hendrix College, Kate taught young people their ABCs and wrote grants for grownups with disabilities. Later, she helped run YA Highway, a three-time pick for Writer's Digest's "101 Best Websites for Writers," and hosted the Badass Ladies You Should Know series. She now owns Natural State Treehouses with her spouse, and sells woodworking and fiber arts at The Badasserie. She is a citizen of the Chickasaw Nation with Choctaw heritage and li
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That said: With the degrees I mentioned, I now write YA and my spouse (history degree) builds treehouses for a living. So don't be afraid to branch into areas that seem like unrelated longshots. Writing skills are valuable in every industry -- and they're not your only skills.

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headshot of Johnnie Jae Over the past three years, I've had the honor of sharing 65 profiles of amazing ladies with you, and while I'm sad to be putting the project on indefinite hiatus for health reasons, I couldn't be more pleased to be ending the series with a bang -- or, more accurately, a Brown Ball of Fury. Johnnie Jae is an Indigenerd force of nature, bringing Native people, projects, and issues to national at Read more of this blog post »
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“I guess it's not the place I want to escape. It's my place in this place.”
Kate Hart, After the Fall

“I feel . . . low," I say, looking away. "Like, literally low. Flat. It's not . . . sad, exactly. I mean, sad too, obviously. But that's a different feeling, I guess."

She nods. "There's a reason it's called 'depression' and not 'chronic sadness' or 'manic sorrow.'" She picks up a foam stress ball and squeezes it, leaving imprints of her fingers. "Depressions like these are holes left behind by a physical force. With mental depression, the force can be chemical or situational or both, but it doesn't just make a hole--it presses you into one that feels impossible to escape.”
Kate Hart, After the Fall

“She's my girl and I've never told her I know, that I've known it all along, but she's my girl and I've known it all along.”
Kate Hart, After the Fall

“To get the full value of joy you must have someone to divide it with.”
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“Is it true that you shouted at Professor Umbridge?"
"Yes."
"You called her a liar?"
"Yes."
"You told her He Who Must Not Be Named is back?"
"Yes."
"Have a biscuit, Potter.”
J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix

“Women have served all these centuries as looking glasses possessing the magic and delicious power of reflecting the figure of man at twice its natural size.”
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“We were the people who were not in the papers. We lived in the blank white spaces at the edges of print. It gave us more freedom.
We lived in the gaps between the stories.”
Margaret Atwood, The Handmaid's Tale

“The events of one’s life take place, take place. How often have I used this expression, and how often have I stopped to think about what it means? Events do indeed take place, they have meaning in relation to things around them.”
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Only one more day until the weekend! :D
Stay safe out there in the Big Bad World Pretties!


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Kaye *tackle hugs*


Eugenia (Genie In A Book) Thank you for accepting my friend request 
Looking forward to reading and discussing books with you.

Best wishes,
Genie


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Sasha Hi, Kate! I loved Will Grayson, Will Grayson as well! I just read it last year and it was my first David Levithan book! :) Can't wait to chat books with you!


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Kate Aleeza wrote: "this may sound totally irrelevant--which it is--but you have the most adorable kids EVER!"

LOL, compliments on my kids are never irrelevant! Thanks! :)


Aleeeeeza this may sound totally irrelevant--which it is--but you have the most adorable kids EVER!


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