Katherine Lato

Biography

Katherine Lato wrote computer programs in the telecommunication field for almost thirty years, taking every opportunity to write words in addition to computer instructions. This provides a rich background for her character-driven novels such as “Sticky Note Empire” where much of the conflict comes from forcing a mismatched team to work closely together. As the mother of three children, she brings her experience into novels such as “Making Family” and her Edinburgh Series of “Yes, And” and “Yes, But.”

Working as a technical writer at Fermilab adds another dimension to her fiction writing as does her role as VP-Communications of the non-profit Partners Bridging the Digital Divide. Several short stories addressing digital inclusion can be found at: http://pbdd.org/creative-writing/

Katherine has been a member of NaNoWriMo and CritiqueCircle for ten years and has released several novels available at: katherinelato.com

Where to find Katherine Lato online


Where to buy in print


Series

Edinburgh Fringe
Stories about performing in the Edinburgh Fringe Festival while participating in life.

Yes, And...

Price: $0.99 USD.

Yes, But--

Price: $1.99 USD.
Working in France
Two women from different cultures clash through work and the hard choices of life.

French Impression

Price: $1.99 USD.

French Encounters

Price: $1.99 USD.

Books

Sparks
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 66,360. Language: English. Published: December 31, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary
During high school, Rich thought he'd change the world. Now he's stumped by the survey question, 'what you thought you'd be doing thirty years later.' Contrary to his ambitious plans to design computers to help the blind like his beloved grandfather, he struggles to hold on to a dead-end job and inspire his son. As his reunion progresses, Rich takes action and sparks fly.
Sticky Note Empire
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 101,010. Language: English. Published: December 29, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary
The pitfalls of workaholism are displayed with the themes of ‘what really matters’ and ‘There’s more to life than work’. Riva, a Baby Boomer, and Chuck, a Millennial, struggle in the midst of management's latest fad. If unsuccessful, this project could be their last. And success is not assured, especially when sticky notes appear on their to-do board without anyone admitting to writing them.
Yes, But--
Series: Edinburgh Fringe. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 100,930. Language: English. Published: December 28, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary
When the Craigslist Performers take their amateur show to the Edinburgh Fringe festival, they apply the principle of 'yes, and...' to rehearsals, performances, and life. Andy and Steve struggle to be creative with improv while doing corporate training to pay the bills. Scotland provides a welcome break, but also complications.
French Encounters
Series: Working in France. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 80,290. Language: English. Published: December 26, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary
Two women from different cultures connect in uncomfortable ways through work and life choices. Estelle's joy in her pregnancy is tempered by an impending divorce. Working in Paris for a year is helping Miriam adjust to the loss of her husband.
French Impression
Series: Working in France. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 106,720. Language: English. Published: December 8, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Women's fiction » Feminist, Fiction » Literature » Literary
Two women, one city. Paris. Miriam's attempt to move on with life is off to an exciting start when she has a romantic night with a charming Frenchman, until she discovers he's married to her new boss, Estelle. So much divides these two women. Will they discover what they have in common?
The Shortest Route
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 66,090. Language: English. Published: December 6, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary
Building connections makes life meaningful while working at a corporate career, or delivering groceries in Milwaukee. Thirty-three-year-old Marty turns each stop on his route into a community event. Whether it's a Sunday afternoon poker game, a Thursday coffee gathering, or weekly chats with a lonely old man, he enjoys being with people.
Making Family
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 84,900. Language: English. Published: March 12, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Women's fiction » Feminist
Family is about connections as shown in this heart-warming story of a woman and her foster daughters becoming a family.
Hierarchy
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 82,450. Language: English. Published: January 24, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary, Fiction » Science fiction » Utopias & dystopias
Hierarchy explores our idolization of celebrities and chasing the latest consumer products. When the Guardians uncover an assassination plot, Tori's world collides with that of the Guardian protecting her, the average citizen who adores her and the businessman who makes the adoration possible. When everything is a competition, no one can be trusted.
Yes, And...
Series: Edinburgh Fringe. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 89,550. Language: English. Published: June 12, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary, Fiction » Plays & Screenplays » American
"Yes, And..." is a common saying in improvisational theater, and a life philosophy that a group learns to apply in Edinburgh. One of the organizers agrees to an early performance, forcing the group to scramble to be ready. Aside from two professionals, the rest of the group signed up for an interesting vacation, and a chance to perform. Many truths are revealed in the 24 hours of the novel.

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