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, though I graduated before the wayback machine was invented.
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 the 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!
And after those adventures, I had a kid. A great kid, who is a whole different type of adventure.
Oh, and I write historical fiction in between. Have I mentioned that?
Most of it is resident on my computer, but I am hatching nefarious plans in the realm of Midwestern turn-of-the-20th-century literary fiction, and Regency historical romance.
I also review books for the Historical Novel Society’s quarterly journal, the Historical Novel Review. I know, you didn’t see that one coming.
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.