Event with BRENE BROWN for Things You Save in a Fire!!!

SO excited to share that THURSDAY, September 24, 2020, I’m doing a VIRTUAL EVENT with the legendary Brené Brown to celebrate the paperback release of Things You Save in a Fire!   Who says nothing good can happen this year??   Brené and I have been friends for over 10 years, and she’s been an […]

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WHAT YOU WISH FOR BOOK TOUR!

The WHAT YOU WISH FOR book tour has moved to virtual! No in-person hugs—but lots of online laughs. Come hang out and let’s celebrate this book about JOY ON PURPOSE! JULY & AUGUST EVENTS *TIME ZONES vary based on the location of the store, so adjust accordingly!! 🙂 July 14 / BRAZOS BOOKSTORE – Houston, […]

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The Lost Husband MOVIE opens in theaters APRIL 10 !!!! !!!! !!!!!

Y’all, it’s happening! My novel The Lost Husband is becoming a movie!! Watch the trailer! The film stars Leslie Bibb as Libby, Josh Duhamel as O’Connor, Nora Dunn as Aunt Jean, and Sharon Lawrence as Libby’s mom, Marsha. More on the cast here. Writer/Director Vicky Wight of Six Foot Pictures (read a Q&A with Vicky […]

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BOOK TOUR for Things You Save in a Fire!

Come hang out with me on book tour! Things You Save in a Fire goes on sale Tuesday, August 13, 2019—and I’ll be touring Texas and the south for two weeks to celebrate!!   Here’s the current book tour schedule! Please come see me—or send your friends who live in or near these towns!   […]

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Meet writer/director Vicky Wight!

So excited to do a little Q&A with the lovely Vicky Wight, the writer/director who is bringing The Lost Husband to the big screen! Vicky is one of my favorite people. She’s gracious and lovely with a wry sense of humor and a tenacious bravery that I so admire. Every time I’m around her, I […]

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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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THREE GOOD THINGS I’ve just added an “archives” section to my quarterly newsletter page! So now you can go back and check out all the good things I’ve recommended since Three Good things began! Check it out here, and click on the the links (or images) to read about the good things.  

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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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