Thursday, April 12, 2012

K is for Kathryn

Meet Kathryn, another one of my amazing and talented critique partners. Like the others in my group, I met her at a writers conference but didn't get to chat much with her until the last day. She is incredibly smart and beautiful, even in sweats the first thing in the morning :) :



Unlike my other CP's who live all over the country, Kathryn is literally 8 minutes away from me. I have gotten to know her better on a personal level because of it, getting together once in a while for play-dates, double-dates, birthdays, or just having a chatty lunch together. She's become one of my dearest friends, even though my husband has banned us from watching any more movie recommendations from her. :)

Kathryn is currently hacking away (classic overwriter, she is) at her Arthurian legend retelling which is AMAZING. The unique story line and deep characters are enough to blow you away, but her lyrical way with words and absolutely beautiful writing takes it to a whole new level. I still get the chills whenever I think about her book.

As an actress, writer, musician, designer...Kathryn is a true artist. Not convinced? Here is a song she wrote about her novel's Guinevere:


I know, right? I told you she was amazing. Considering what I know about all she's been through in her life to get her to this point, Katie is definitely one of my heroes. She also posts the most informative and helpful tips for writers and for that reason alone you should head over to her blog and follow her right now. Love you, Katie!

13 comments:

Kelley Lynn said...

What a talented woman! Gosh, I wish I could write songs. And play the guitar. You guys are so lucky to have each other!

Going to check out her blog now :)

Sara Hill said...

I'm headed over there now. Thanks.

Taryn said...
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Taryn said...

...Katie. I love my Katie. My Kate and my Katie are very different people.

Cassie Mae said...

Oh I wish my cps lived 8 minutes away! Though I'm sure the rest of the neighborhood is happy we aren't all in one place with the havoc we'd cause. :)

Going to follow this talented girl right now!

Kathryn Purdie said...

I am severely blushing right now. Thank you, Ilima. This blog post means so much. I'm glad you're close by so I can vent all my writer's insanity to you on a regular basis. And hey, guys, I'm here if you want any AWESOME movie recommendations! (I know Ilima loves them, even if her husband doesn't dig indie, artsy character-driven films.) :-)

Giora said...

Kathryn is a great singer, at times sounding like Sheena Easton. With some changes to the melody she can record the song to promote her novel. It's much easier for people to listen for short song than to read a long novel. And to combine all her talents, she might wants to write a Musical based on a simple version of her novel (only few actors). Best wishes.

Emily said...

Yay, Katie. She is also the best line editor in the world. Literally. We have to tone her down sometimes.

She's amazing and I truly, truly have huge crushes on both Arthur and Lancelot from her fantastic novel.

ilima said...

Kelley-YOU are a super talented singer and athlete. How is it I'm surrounded by geniuses?

Sara-Yay.

Taryn-I love 'em both, too.

Cassie-Yes, I'm sure you create enough havoc on your own. :)

Katie-Vent all you want. Then we'll watch Sweetland together. :)

Giora-She could star in the musical, accomplished actress that she is. :)

Emily-Me crushes on "Arthelot" too, too much.

Jay Noel said...

Dang! She is very talented.

Jaycee DeLorenzo said...

Lovely!

Crack You Whip said...

Extremely talented!

ilima said...

Jay, Jaycee, Crack You Whip-Agreed! Thanks for stopping by!