Kathryn Magendie is an Amazon & WNC Best-selling Author, Publishing Editor of The Rose & Thorn, and former Personal Trainer. She was born a West-by-god Virginia Hillbilly (and proud of it--and that word could be a "fighting word," so just say'n), moved here, there, and yonder, was stuck in the swamps of South Louisiana for many years, and one fine morning she left behind her moss-filled grandfather oak trees in South Louisiana and floated off to Home in a tucked-in cove in Maggie Valley, Western North Carolina, where she spins tales, drinks Deep Creek Blend coffee, an occasional vodka tonic with lime, and contemplates the glow of Old Moon.
She is a member, or past member and needs to get back on the stick, of organizations such as BR NAWW, North Carolina Writer's Network, Mountain Writer's Alive in Haywood County, Backspace The Writer's Place, Netwest Mountain Writers.
Beautiful Maggie Valley, North Carolina, in Haywood County, has folded her into their arms and she is ever-appreciative and respectful of this town, this county, and these mountain people.
Sometimes she writes in the third person like this, but she doesn’t like it, because it makes her feel a bit wonky and ickily self-important, but yet, then again, it allows her to remain distant from herself and that makes her laugh, slapping her knee. Her short stories, essays, photography, and poetry have been published in both online and print publications. For some of those places, see published works page.
Email Kat Hi Y'all; I do love to hear from readers!
Mountain View photo taken by Kat: distant mountain view taken from little log house in Maggie Valley (Haywood County)
Author's photo above taken by Mark Jones, Waynesville, NC