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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VIDEO: What You Know Now

At the launch for The Lost Husband, I read a short scene from the book, and then I also read an essay that I wrote a while back for an amazing project called The Prime Book. It’s a book of gorgeous, sumptuous pictures by the photographer Peter Freed that aims to redefine what it means […]

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The Lost Husband–LAUNCH!

It’s been a heck of a week! We had a FANTASTIC crowd at the launch for The Lost Husband this week!  It felt like there were a thousand people there, which can’t be right.  But it was standing-room-only, and Brazos Bookstore sold out of books. I am so grateful to all the people who came […]

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my ikea hack

So I went to Ikea the other day.  And I bought this clock. I’d been looking online for something cheery for our kitchen, but I hadn’t found anything.  And I was getting impatient, because I kept glancing at the bare wall where a clock should have been. This one seemed fine.  And cheap!  And kinda […]

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interview with Success Diaries

What does “success” mean in Katherine Center´s world? Success is doing the right thing for who you are.  It’s living a life that matches and supports you. Do you feel you´ve made it as an author? As a woman? As a mom? What do you feel (if anything) you still need to do in life? […]

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interview with Angie Mizzell

I’ve recently become a raving fan of author Katherine Center. She writes amazing essays and fiction books; a simple sentence can make my heart stop beating for a moment. Recently, Center took time out of her own busy schedule talk to me about her work: Angie: You first caught my attention when you posted the essay, “Nothing Worthwhile Is Ever Easy,” on […]

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before & after

Our kitchen fell apart last fall.  At Thanksgiving, actually.  There was a leak under the floor that rotted out the whole thing from the underside up.  And as I watched the flooring guys pulling up our kitchen floor with their bare hands like it was a wet paper towel, something great hit me:  We’d hit […]

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“Sweet, smart, and inspiring.”

  Excerpt from The Lost Husband  My husband had been dead for three years before I started trying to contact him. By then, our house was long-sold, his suits were donated, and his wedding ring was in a safety deposit box.  All I kept with me was a shoebox full of meaningless stuff: a button […]

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The Lost Husband!!

“. . . A sweet tale of creating the family you need.”  —PEOPLE Magazine “There wasn’t a dull spot in this book–just a really great story about finding home and yourself . . .  It’s really one of the best women’s fiction books I’ve read.”  –Lisa “. . . a delightful, heartwarming read, and I […]

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popcorn art

Summer is really not my season.  Or I suppose I should say, Texas summer is not my season.  Or climate.  If we lived in Nova Scotia, I might well love summer best of all. But down here in Houston, it’s hot.  Summer is mostly about coping for me.  Going out in the steamy, hot, mosquito-ridden […]

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video: what are you grateful for?

I am lucky in a thousand ways this summer.  And one of them is that I get to help host a Secret Mission for the Dream Lab at Mondo Beyondo. Here’s what it is:  My friends at Mondo Beyondo want to inspire folks to create guerilla goodness in the world–acts of kindness or love that help […]

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how to make a comfort list

In Get Lucky, the main character makes a “comfort list” of things that are soothing.  Here it is: “Things that are comforting: Tea. Warm water on your skin. Thick socks. Humming. Laughter. Fireplaces. Having someone arrange your fruit in a smiley face. Having someone refuse to examine your imaginary tumors. Watching old movies with Mackie.” […]

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interview: a day in the life

(This is a post from 2010.  Glad to say I’m getting MUCH more rest nowadays!) •  •  • Kristina at the blog Owning Kristina just sent an email and asked me to describe a day in my writing life for her.  She wants to know what it’s like to spend your days doing what you love […]

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