My name is Kate Carpenter, and this blog chronicles my return to writing.

My first finished work was a short story called “Stinky Shoes;” it received rave reviews from my first grade teacher. Since then I’ve worked as a newspaper reporter, copy editor, graphic designer, magazine editor, screenprinter, accidental youth group director, and farmers market assistant. But lately I’ve found myself picking up my pen and trying to find my way back to the uninhibited love of writing that my six-year-old self knew so well.