Welcome! You've reached the internet home of Katrina Stonoff, writer of women's fiction with elements of dark humor. Look around a bit. Comment on the blog or use the Contact form below to drop me an e-mail. I'd love to hear from you!
I'm in the process of updating my website. It'll have a whole new look -- shiny and pretty. And a little sassy too because that's just who I am. So come back soon to see the new 'do!
I've posted an updated version of East of Jesus
, the novel I expect to sell first. If you're interested in seeing how a chapter changes during revision, you can see the old, archived version here
If you write fiction, check out Tools for Writers, an online version of a hand-out (with links!) from a two-hour workshop I gave on Novel Plotting and Structure.
What I'm Working on
Reading East of Jesus aloud, to catch typos and awkward rhythms. This is my final step before sending it out to the agents who have requested it.
What I'm Doing
Practicing the organ, rehearsing Stepping Out
with the Horizon Players
, and looking forward to having the kids home for Spring Break.
What I'm Reading
by Kate Alcott. This book hit my radar in a news story
about how author Patricia O'Brien (with five novels to her credit) was unable to sell it, but when her agent shopped it under the pseudonym Kate Alcott (ostensibly a debut author), it sold in three days. Interesting because it points out how mid list authors struggle to get published these days.
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