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About Me:
I am a reader, not a writer. I am a reformed trial attorney who now spends my time in kinder, gentler pursuits...working for an insurance company. No irony intended.
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Books And Authors I Like:
Laurie King, Dana Stabenow, Nevada Barr, Kathy Reichs, Margaret Maron, Sara Paretsky, PJ Tracy, Zoe Sharp, Nicola Griffith, Jacqueline Winspear, Judy Clemens, Sarah Caudwell, Dorothy L. Sayers, Val McDermid, Lawrence Block.........
Movies And TV Shows I Like:
There are not many TV shows I make a point of watching but Dexter is one of those. I am constantly surprised by it - which is so rare these days.

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Hard to believe it has been nearly two months since my brush with crime but I think I have finally turned the corner. I'm sleeping better and not jumping over every strange noise. I do believe it is time to break the addiction to http://icanhascheezburger.com/ and get to reading again!

Posted on June 9, 2007 at 1:51pm

What does a reader do when she doesn't want to read?

I read. A lot. I have all my life. I always have a book or three going - generally mysteries. And since joining Crimespace I've got a huge stack of new books and authors to dive into. But ever since my brush with real life crime a few weeks, reading about crime doesn't seem so entertaining.

I don't know, maybe what I need is a funny crime story - but does such a thing even exist?

Posted on May 6, 2007 at 1:34pm — 4 Comments


I was sound asleep up til about 12:45 a.m. when knocking on my bedroom door woke me. I opened it expecting it to be my daughter with a bad dream. Instead found two police men guns drawn and flashlights shining in my face who told me the back door was wide open and the house alarm was blaring. (The panel for that is in the kitchen and really can't be heard upstairs in the bedroom. A call will be placed shortly to remedy that. )

So I stumbled down stairs with them to see what was…

Posted on April 13, 2007 at 11:11pm — 4 Comments


bike (noun)

The vehicle used to whisk you away from the blahs and the blah-blah-blahs to moments of really living.

(Such a fitting definition I stole it from the REI category. <g>)

Posted on April 11, 2007 at 12:12am

on growing old

You know it is a sad thing when you reach the stage where you have to parent your own parent. If you are lucky this is a person whom you have looked up to your whole life. Really for me my mom was my first real life hero. She was strong and independent in a time when moms, and women in general, were not. Yes she got married and had kids but that did not, in and of itself, define her. And when that marriage ended she taught me more about grit, determination and strength than anyone every…


Posted on April 8, 2007 at 1:56pm — 3 Comments

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At 4:40am on May 7, 2008, Brian L Porter said…
Hi Kat,

Thought I'd drop by and say hello from an (unusually) warm and sunny England.

Best regards

At 11:35am on March 23, 2007, Kat said…
Hi Lynette - it is my very great pleasure to be here and pick up some insights from some of my favorite kinds of people - writers. I look forward to learning some of the process that goes into creating my favorite kind of book.
At 8:40am on March 23, 2007, Lynette Hall Hampton said…
Hi Kat. A grandchild is the only thing sweeter than a sleeping kitty. I'm so glad my two grandchildren and my cat get along so well. And thanks for being here. If it weren't for readers, there would be no need for writers.
At 2:00am on March 19, 2007, Kat said…
Ah well I have migrated out to the western suburbs - don't hold that against me. Still a couple of mountains in the landscape would be nice.
At 1:50am on March 19, 2007, Angie said…
Hi, Kat! Just doing a quick howdy here. So...from Chicago, huh? I lived there (Evanston until I couldn't afford the rent & then Roger's Park) for several years before moving out West.

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