Kate Faraday

Biography

Kate Faraday currently works overseas as a mental health professional for the U.S. military. In 2012 she studied undue influence as it relates to cult recruitment, and in 2013 she was lowered into a volcano in Iceland. She enjoys art glass, sleeping, popsicles, eBay, photography, baths, the work of Daniel Danger, long walks, chocolate milk, and rum, not necessarily in that order.

Smashwords Interview

Where did you grow up, and how did this influence your writing?
I grew up in an upper-middle-class suburb in Southern California--but my family was not upper-middle-class. My parents both had very humble roots and had overcome them to an extent, but they did not value reading or education. I was not regularly read-to as a child; I came to appreciate the power of storytelling mostly through television and movies. Being the youngest by far, I couldn't compete with my siblings in humor or independence (the real cap feathers), but I could know things. School was my salvation, and I became the know-it-all, smart but also snobbish, and developed a perfectionism that both drives and cripples my writing now. My writing is not, and will never be, good enough. Still. I'm compelled.
What is the greatest joy of writing for you?
When the words don't feel like my own--they just come through me, and they're right, and they're coming together into something whole... in those moments, I get tingly and excited and feel the urge to shout from rooftops. Just like falling in love.
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Books

But You Will
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,490. Language: English. Published: August 29, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Poetry » Contemporary Poetry, Fiction » Poetry » Female authors
How a family deals with its "too much" child determines the weight of her emotional inheritance. These five poems chart one daughter's struggle to articulate and break the mundane taboos of a joyless suburban family. Her survival and escape are sometimes wrenching but mostly sweet, funny and inspiring.
Taste Changes with Fever
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,960. Language: English. Published: August 29, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Poetry » Contemporary Poetry, Fiction » Poetry » Female authors
War and Love are grand themes, too big for any work to hold. These six poems personalize some of the complexities and examine their impact both within the emotional landscape and from outside it. Sometimes funny, sometimes bleak, Taste Changes with Fever is a look into hidden corners of modern thinking.

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