How to Walk Away Playlist

This summer I did a fair bit of road-tripping, driving to bookstores and book events, and as I sang along to songs on my iTunes, I found that certain songs just SOUNDED like moments in How to Walk Away. So just for fun, here are some of them. If I were in charge of the […]

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LAUNCH EVENTS for HOW TO WALK AWAY

How to Walk Away goes on sale MAY 15, 2018!!!!! Things are ramping up for How to Walk Away! It’s gotten starred reviews from Kirkus and Booklist, and Publishers Weekly calls it “a heartfelt guide to living the fullest life possible.” It’s been chosen as a Book-of-the-Month Club selection. We’re having two launches that week […]

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GIRL BOOKS FOR BOYS

My TEDx Talk is about how important it is to encourage boys to read stories about girls—stories that put boys in the shoes of female main characters so that they can practice empathizing with folks on the other side of the gender divide.   As things stand in our storytelling culture, the vast majority of […]

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Effing Shakespeare PODCAST

  If you’ve ever wanted to listen to me talk about writing and stories for 1 hour and 24 minutes, today is your lucky day! Kate Williams and Jessica Cole asked me to join them for their podcast about writing and stories, F*cking Shakespeare, and I had so much fun, they basically couldn’t get rid […]

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HOW TO WALK AWAY — The cover!

So beyond thrilled to share the cover for my upcoming book, How to Walk Away.  I love everything about it. The font! The red! The flowers! Actually, our front door is red, and I painted flowers all over it last spring.  So this basically could be our front door. I’m a total cover junkie. I’ve […]

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Katherine Center Book 6

Novel numero SIX!

So I just turned in my sixth novel!  We haven’t even begun to edit it, and the title is still TBD, and it’s still early days (because it won’t go on sale for a year or so)–but I have that giddy, in-love feeling you get when you’ve just written something with some real magic in […]

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Texas HAPPINESS tour!

I’ll be doing a three-day, three-city tour around Texas in June to talk about my new book, HAPPINESS FOR BEGINNERS!  Please tell all your Texas friends!!  I promise to make it fun!!   DALLAS :: Thursday JUNE 25 :: The Wild Detectives :: 7:30 pm     SAN ANTONIO :: Friday JUNE 26 :: The […]

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This about sums it up for me.

The lovely and hilarious Karen Walrond and I just collaborated on a project. I started out wanting to make a book trailer for my new book, but we wound up doing a video about my writing process. That’s me talking in the video, trying to say something coherent about why I write the kinds of […]

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(100 Days of) HAPPINESS FOR BEGINNERS

In the weeks leading up to the on sale date of my new novel, Happiness For Beginners (March 2015), I’m celebrating by making images of my favorite quotes from the book. Getting the word out about a new book is never easy!  You can help out by SHARING THESE QUOTES (or others!) in any way you like!  Drag them to […]

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Feature in the Houston Chronicle

  This feature about our “bathroom o’ wisdom” by the fantastic Maggie Galehouse appeared in the Houston Chronicle in February 2014. Yep.  That’s our downstairs half-bath, all covered in wise quotes about life.  I started taping them up a few years ago with the idea that it would be good for my kids to kind […]

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essay for Houstonia Magazine

    This essay about growing up and letting go–and Camp Waldemar–appeared in Houstonia Magazine in February 2014. HOLDING ON IN A WAY, MY MOTHER NEVER TRULY LEFT her childhood home, even though she moved out long ago. It’s a classic River Oaks Georgian with two enormous magnolias with mushroom-colored trunks in the front yard. Her dad built […]

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other covers

• • • United Kingdom • • •  • • • Germany • • • • • • Portugal • • • • • • The Netherlands • • •  • • • Hungary • • • • • • The Czech Republic • • •  • • • Audiobooks • • • • • • Large Print • • • *More images as they become available!!

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the fabulous Brené Brown

So grateful to my friend Brené Brown for recommending The Lost Husband so heartily — and for putting my books on her favorites list! • • • “Last week my good friend Katherine Center celebrated the launch of her new book,The Lost Husband, with a party here in Houston.  I was lucky enough to get an advance copy of The Lost […]

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QUOTES

Here are some Katherine Center quotes–gathered from around the web.  For more, come on over to Pinterest! From essays:   You are writing the story of your only life every single minute of every day. –Katherine Center, What I Would Tell Her (Mom 2.0 Video)   “Nothing that doesn’t push you past your limits can […]

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