COVER REVEAL! Things You Save in a Fire

Hello there! Let me introduce you to my NEW BOOK! It’s not on sale until August 2019, but you can PRE-ORDER here! Cassie Hanwell was born for emergencies. As one of the only female firefighters in her Texas firehouse, she’s seen her fair share of them, and she’s a total pro at other people’s tragedies. But when […]

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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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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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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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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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