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Kater Cheek

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in Tempe, AZ, The United States
May 01

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Kater Cheek is a graduate of 2007 Clarion. Her work has appeared in THE STEAMPUNK HANDBOOK, THE LIVING
DEAD anthology, Weird Tales, and Fantasy Magazine, among others. She is the author
of the urban fantasy Kit Melbourne novels and the Desert Mages series. She has a blog of art, chapters, book reviews, and comics at www.catherinecheek.com.
When not writing, she enjoys making the sort of art that requires safety glasses and good ventilation.

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Kater Cheek I only get writer's block just after I finished a new novel. I take a vacation from writing fiction for a few weeks, and only write other things:…moreI only get writer's block just after I finished a new novel. I take a vacation from writing fiction for a few weeks, and only write other things: letters, blog posts, emails, reviews, etc.(less)
Kater Cheek When it's going very well, it's even more immersive than reading. Also, I love making up stuff that I wish existed in real life. Someday I hope I'll…moreWhen it's going very well, it's even more immersive than reading. Also, I love making up stuff that I wish existed in real life. Someday I hope I'll inspire other people to be creative too. I fantasize about meeting someone at a con dressed like a Pilell, or hearing someone write music to the lyrics I wrote in a novel.(less)
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I'm relaunching the Kit Melbourne series this year with new covers, new titles, and a fresh new look. I'm also working on book eight in the series which, with any luck, will be out next year.

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Bottle of Lies by Katherine Eban
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I love science books that are relevant to everyone and rely on first-hand research. This is one of those. Eban takes the story of a whistleblower working at an Indian pharmaceutical manufacturing plant and uses his narrative to lead you through the ...more
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The Iron King by Julie Kagawa
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One can tell by picking up the cover of this book that Iron King will involve a beautiful teen and some hot, probably supernatural boys. Imagine if someone combined Labyrinth with Midsummer Night's Dream and added some sexy boys. If that sounds good ...more
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The Summer Before the War by Helen Simonson
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Silly me for thinking that this book would be a lighthearted and feel-good romance in the same vein as Major Pettigrew's Last Stand. Simonson draws the time and place so well that one cannot imagine living in that time and place with anything other ...more
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Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine by Gail Honeyman
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I almost quit this book in the first fifty pages because I found the main character so fussy and deeply unlikeable. She's aggressively bright but socially awkward, reading like an autistic person. It seemed that she didn't have any friends and didn't ...more
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The Republic of Thieves by Scott Lynch
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The events of this novel are highly influenced by Red Seas Under Red Skies so don't do what I did and let most of a decade pass between reading this one and reading the previous one. Scott Lynch doesn't pull any punches when it comes to worldbuilding ...more
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Nine Perfect Strangers by Liane Moriarty
Nine Perfect Strangers
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Liane Moriarty is the kind of author where I save her books for when I need something I know I'm really going to like. She's so good at characters, creating realistic and believable people and having them interact with each other in plausible ways. ...more
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The Hero of Ages by Brandon Sanderson
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This novel has a satisfactory ending to wrap up the trilogy and I enjoyed it, but it's in my opinion, the weakest of the three. The first novel starts with a plucky band of thieves planning an impossible heist. It involved planning and trust and the ...more
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Talking to Strangers by Malcolm Gladwell
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This reminds me of what I love about Malcolm Gladwell, the way that his essays span vastly disparate topics that nonetheless remain connected thematically. What does Amanda Knox's murder trial have to do with the 90's sitcom Friends? Why was Neville ...more
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The Well of Ascension by Brandon Sanderson
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This novel picks up where the first one left off, with the band of scoundrels who have managed to take over the empire trying to hold onto their victory. Elend Venture has taken over as king, but he's more of an idealist and a scholar and is having ...more
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