I’m Katie Stine: reader, writer, feminist, adventurer and avid tea drinker. I have my MFA in Creative Writing from the University of Alaska in Anchorage. I graduated before the wayback machine was invented, published a few small articles, poems, and short stories, and ended up going back to school (again) and getting a job in the medical field.
After eight years of a divided mind, I am back to writing full-time. Really, I am writing as my only job for the first time in my life, and it is lovely.
So I write, and we adventure. I travel at any opportunity, and I’ll try almost anything. Eating bugs in the Amazon, scuba diving in the brackish river near St. Mary’s with zero visibility, or even just driving across the continent with a dog, a cat, and a capricious air conditioner.
Some of this year’s adventures I’ve blogged about on this page include a trip to Easter Island and Patagonia, a short venture to Yosemite and Lake Tahoe, rappelling into a cave in Alabama (Bouncing the Well), the world-record setting (possibly?) 24 hour, 5 lake diving Big Five Dive with a group of talented, incredible women, documented by MadLaw Media. Also, our week-long trek in Oregon’s Three Sisters Wilderness, my wedding anniversary (marriage is an adventure in of itself), and then our week of rock climbing at Red Rocks outside of Vegas , and then the Savannah Film Festival!
Oh, and I write historical fiction in between. Have I mentioned that?
All of this to say that people are like caterpillars: we have the wings of a butterfly inside of us, but unless we choose to build our cocoon and go through our chrysalis, we will never fly.
Not to get too poetic about it, or anything.
Read my latest stuff at:
Into the Void Issue 2 (Please support places that publish art!)
*This is what Arthur Plotnik said about my work:
The short story “Gregarious” by Katie Stine, about marrieds trying a foursome with another married couple, had a nice tension to it: the gregarious husband’s comfort with the idea versus the wife’s initial ambivalence and later conflicting emotions. The narrative is well shaped, expressive, the dialogue credible and revealing. Stine hits the touchpoints that many long-married or restless-married readers will recognize.