Bidding You Adieu

Posted on: August 15th, 2016 by Kate Perry 3 Comments

STARS SHINING BRIGHT ABOVE is out today. It’s my thirty-fourth book. It’s also my last book. “What the heck are you saying, Kate?!” you shriek, reeling in shock. Just what I said: I’m no longer writing books as Kate Perry.  Truthfully, I’ve been thinking about this for quite some time. Every

Welcoming Magic

Posted on: August 12th, 2016 by Kate Perry

I’m welcoming the day from my stoop. A soft breeze pushes away the humidity left over from last night’s storm. The sun rises, reluctantly shining through the remaining clouds. A jetlagged cicada chatters from a nearby tree, and an eager learn crew starts mowing entirely too early. The flowers I

Dear Mean Reader

Posted on: July 29th, 2016 by Kate Perry

The best negative review I’ve ever gotten: “The book started out okay, but then it became a little too satanic.” Ha! This was about LOOKING FOR YOU, where the heroine was a gourd artist. A lot of people aspire to become authors, but few actually have the balls to do

Confession #88

Posted on: July 22nd, 2016 by Kate Perry

Confession #88: I was put in remedial reading classes in grade school. For various reasons, I changed schools a lot. I went to eleven different schools before I graduated from high school. Every new school I went to, they’d test me for placement, and after every test, they’d place me


Posted on: June 29th, 2016 by Kate Perry

Colors. Plotting. Creating. Hoping. #bigmagic #life #love

Father’s Day

Posted on: June 19th, 2016 by Kate Perry

Ready for some honesty? I always meet Father’s Day with mixed feelings. After a tumultuous time through my childhood and adolescence, my dad and I went for fifteen years without speaking to each other. He began to come around again, and I thought it’d be different. But a year ago,

Happily Ever After

Posted on: June 13th, 2016 by Kate Perry

I believe in fairy tales. I believe in the Happily Ever After that comes after the black moment. Fairy tales are just moments of magic strung together, after all. Magic exists, and it happens all the time if you’re paying attention. I’ve been paying attention, so all the usually normal

There is ALWAYS a way.

Posted on: May 26th, 2016 by Kate Perry

When I went online this morning, the first thing I read was: “There is ALWAYS a way.” That hidden dream that you’ve held close to your heart, that you’re afraid to believe in? There’s a way to realize it. That thing you’re struggling with, that seems never-ending and towering and

Looking Up

Posted on: May 16th, 2016 by Kate Perry 1 Comment

On my hike today, my intuition told me I needed to pause and breathe and do tai chi. So I did. As I swept my arms up in Angel’s Wings, the last movement of my form, I looked up at the heavens. There were so many shades of green, and

Kindness and Cake

Posted on: May 10th, 2016 by Kate Perry

It’s my birthday. I woke up so full of love for everyone and everything. The sun is shining, and there’s the sweet scent of hope and promise in the air. My intention for today: to sprinkle kindness wherever I go. And I’m going to start with myself. Want in? It’s