Kate Ellison


Kate Ellison spent a lot of time as a child, in Baltimore, pretending to be things she wasn't: a twin, a telekinetic, a benevolent witch with a box full of magical stones, a spy, a soccer player. She trained as an actor in Chicago and has walked across the entire country of Spain. She is a painter and jewelry-maker, and has at least one artist friend who really does keep his true name a secret from the world. He told her, but don't ask her to tell you—she's not gonna do it. Kate lives in Brooklyn, New York. The Butterfly Clues is her first novel. ...more

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Read this, guys. Lorrie Moore on how to be a writer.

I’m still sort of blog-hibernating, but making my way slowly out. Currently, though, I’m in the mountains of Colorado, where it’s very cold, and hibernation is what makes most sense. So, I’ll be back later, with more to say (let’s hope?), but for now, I’ll just check in, briefly, to s

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Published on January 04, 2013 18:17
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The Butterfly Clues (Lost G...

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Notes from Ghost Town

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Lost Night (Lost Girls, #0.5)

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“I wonder if that’s just how it feels to miss someone so bad – like being stabbed in the gut a little bit, each time you think of them.”
Kate Ellison, Notes from Ghost Town

“Maybe the things we think we have to believe are the things that end up killing us in the end, when we figure out we were wrong, about everything.”
Kate Ellison, The Butterfly Clues

“Maybe there is something when it all ends. Maybe there is memory, memory of the person you loved, when you lived. Maybe this is the white-light-tunnel deal, and I'm pressing toward it, and it's pressing back, until we become the same thing.”
Kate Ellison, The Butterfly Clues


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