About Me



Photo Credit: Rachel Kessler

I grew up in the same city as my literary idol, Raymond Carver, and hope this means something. My debut short story collection, Siblings and Other Disappointments, came out in October 2016.

My fiction has appeared in Esquire, Joyland, KGB Bar Lit Mag, Portland Review, Tin House, tNY.Press, and Vol. 1 Brooklyn. My nonfiction has appeared in Bustle, Crab Creek Review, DAME, Largehearted Boy, Literary Hub, The Millions, and The Washington Post.

I volunteer with the Mineral School, an arts residency located near Mt. Rainier. Check them out! I am also the PNW editor for the awesome literary magazine Joyland. Read them and submit!

For my briefer writerly ramblings, follow me on Twitter @KaitGetsLit.

Happy reading.

14 thoughts on “About Me

  1. Robert J Marchello says:

    Dear Kait,

    I want to first start by saying you writing is wonderful and you are very talented.

    Your father and I worked together few years ago at Mike Olson and he send me a link to this article.

    I decided to contact you as I have a friend that has been after me for the last week or so trying to get me to write a screen play for a story she wishes to tell. She has been a follower of my blog and is misguided in her belief I have talent as a writer. Hence has made quantum leep in to believing I could indeed write a screen play.

    As it is something I have never even comtemplated in my life, I would not even know where to begin. I will not take her money under the pretence that I could learn.

    I thought that with you formal education in this area perhaps you would be interested in such a project.

    You will get my email address from this post you can let me know if you are at all interested.

    Keep up the great writing.

    with best wishes,


  2. gedwardsmith says:

    Hi Kait

    Thanks for following ‘A New Writers Life and Times’. I look forward to reading more of your posts and hope you get a chance to read some of mine as well. It would be awsome to get some feedback from a true writer. Have great day and thanks again.

    Happy Writing


  3. Katie says:

    I’m so glad I found your blog! I’m just getting into the publishing industry and I cannot wait to be able to contribute to the written word. I’m looking forward to reading more of your great writing!

    Keep it up.


    • Kait says:


      Welcome to NYC and to publishing! I can’t say whether my blog will be a good guide to this crazy island, but at the very least, I hope to make people laugh and give them a glimpse into what it’s like living here as a writer/publishing professional.


  4. julieallyn says:

    YA novels for girls with an eye toward loftier goals than finding a boyfriend? Oh my. What a (great, fantastic, long-overdue!!) prospect.

    I think I like your style Kait. Looking forward to more of what you have out here…

    • Kait says:

      Thank you so much for following me, and for all the kind words. I’m currently in the planning stages for book three in the YA trilogy. I’m sure there will be plenty of discussion about it here. Stay tuned!

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