Katherine LE White

Biography

I live in the Piedmont of the Southern Appalachia, a gorgeous place with a temperate-subtropical climate, a huge diversity of plant life, and a plethora of adventures to be had. With me, in my little cottage, are my husband, two children, and various animals at various times, all of whom are well loved.

I am an amateur herbalist and am constantly amazed at how well plants can heal our bodies. Then I have to remind myself that our pharmaceuticals come from plant constituents, so that makes sense. I keep a medicinal herb garden, though I’m not very good at growing things, so it is often me trying to make plants grow and then the plants dying on me. When I finally discover something that I can grow, I grow a lot of it. It makes me feel like I have a green thumb.

I crochet also, and have most of my life. I learned from my mum when I was four, but didn’t really do anything with it until I was married. As a newly married woman, I decided I needed an ugly granny square blanket for my couch. All poor, newly married people need ugly, granny square afghans. So, I bought a crochet hook (size G) and some yarn (white and navy blue) and proceeded to create my granny squares. Only, the square did not come out as a square. It came out as a triangle. I tried again, and came up with a trapezoid. My third try gave me a circle…that curled upward.

“You know,” said my husband, The Engineer, “if you do the opposite of what you just did, you’d have a ball.” So I did the opposite of what I’d just done, and made a ball, stuffing it with cotton balls and giving it our new kitten.

She never did play with it.

I asked The Engineer, in his mathematically glory, to figure out why my squares were not coming out square. Now, one must remember that he was a young engineer at the time, so his mathematical glory was still only dimly shining, as opposed to the great, golden glow it is today. Because of that, he couldn’t figure out what I was doing wrong.

I had to swallow my pride and call my mum on the phone. “I don’t know what I’m doing wrong,” I told her.

Being long distance, and before the invention of Skype and Face time, she couldn’t show me how to do it. So she got her own crochet hook and thread, and talked me through it on the phone as she did it along with me. I finally did get a square.

Guess how many squares I made for that ugly, newlywed blanket.

That’s right, just one.

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Books

Darkwood Feathers Episode 10: Dear Mr. Senator
Series: Darkwood Feathers. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 17,160. Language: English. Published: March 2, 2017 by BrukatPublishing. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Psychological thriller
Senna is in, and immediately recognized by Bianca Ross. Will her cover be blown? Or can she keep up the act long enough to take down Ross' trafficking ring? Meanwhile, Lively is still suffering from withdrawals. Can she keep her mouth shut and her hands from someone's throat or will she end up the same as so many of the girls she's helped to traffic--in lifelong captivity or a grave?
Darkwood Feathers: Episode 9: Unpleasant Surprises
Series: Darkwood Feathers. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 12,890. Language: English. Published: December 6, 2016 by BrukatPublishing. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Action & suspense, Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure
Senna dives into the belly of the beast, determined to find answers and evidence. But she's five years out of the field, working with amateurs, and has only a fraction of a plan. Can she get what she came for and maintain her cover? Meanwhile, Lively discovers more than she wanted to know... about multiple people.
Darkwood Feathers Episode 8: Little Lies, Big Distractions
Series: Darkwood Feathers. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 10,890. Language: English. Published: November 3, 2016 by BrukatPublishing. Categories: Fiction » Adventure » Action, Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure
Lively failed at her mission to bring home the rogue Feather, residing somewhere in the Houston area. To pay for her failure, she’s been forced to become one of the prostitutes that serve in a secret club belonging to oil tycoon James Ross. Senna, the rogue, has decided it is time to do something about the Ginger Killer, who has been cruising Houston killing redheads. Is it too late?
Darkwood Feathers Episode 7: SOLD!
Series: Darkwood Feathers. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 10,110. Language: English. Published: September 5, 2016 by BrukatPublishing. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure, Fiction » Adventure » Action
Marcus calls Senna out, forcing her to formulate an escape plan that could cost dozens of lives. Meanwhile Liv is put on the auction block.
Darkwood Feathers Episode 6: Custom Made Feather
Series: Darkwood Feathers. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 10,130. Language: English. Published: August 12, 2016 by BrukatPublishing. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Dark, Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure
Lively’s punishment for refusing to kill the little girls she kidnapped has been decided. She’s to become one of the women trafficked into Houston, TX, used as a sex slave. Now under the tutelage of Bianca Ross, she will learn what it takes to live in this underground Hell. Meanwhile, Senna recovers from her fight with Katelyn, only to find she has a new problem to deal with.
Darkwood Feathers Episode 5: Senna, Katelyn, Buffy?
Series: Darkwood Feathers. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 10,310. Language: English. Published: May 13, 2016 by BrukatPublishing. Categories: Fiction » Adventure » Action, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Supernatural
Lively’s night is spiraling into a new level of darkness. They’ve taken from her the one thing she had any control over. Her body. Can she regain the upper hand? Young Feather Katelyn finds herself alone in the field for the first time, and Senna’s on the hunt. She hasn’t seen a fight in years, not like this. Can she get the job done, save the kids, and make it home in time for breakfast?
Darkwood Feathers Episode 4: Rent-To-Own Feather
Series: Darkwood Feathers. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 8,350. Language: English. Published: April 13, 2016 by BrukatPublishing. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure, Fiction » Adventure » Action
Senna makes a risky move in an effort to find the abducted children. Meanwhile, Lively is forced to deliver the kids to Ross. She’s done all she can, but will the rogue show in time to save them?
Darkwood Feathers Episode 3: Feathers Don't Cry
Series: Darkwood Feathers. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 10,060. Language: English. Published: March 11, 2016 by BrukatPublishing. Categories: Fiction » Adventure » Action, Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure
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Lively doesn’t appreciate her options. Killing kids isn’t one she’s willing to consider. Neither is belonging to James Ross. Can she figure out a way to catch the rogue, and deter Ross, or is she destined to become his second personal Feather? Meanwhile Senna experiences an attack that entangles her gift with her memories she thought long buried and forgotten.

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