Archive for December, 2012

Looking forward

A very happy new year to you! I am still on something of a writing holiday while I settle back into an everyday routine and get ready to tackle the start of a new year. I feel like I’m standing on the edge of 2013, my toes curled over the edge, about to free fall […]


This week, my writing keeps getting shoved right off my to-do list. Between all of the tasks I’m trying to get out of the way before Christmas and the pre-holiday rush at in my stationery shop, things just aren’t getting done like I wish they were. I’ve been working hard to achieve a balance between […]

The first step is admitting you have a problem

My name is Kate Carpenter, and I have a book-buying addiction. This weekend, in the course of a 36-hour trip to St. Louis, I managed to visit a bookstore 3 times and buy a new book each time (36 hours!). The bookshelf we built this summer is already overflowing with all the new books I’ve […]