(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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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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