Lover of knitting, cats, and hot baths, Kate spent most of her childhood pretending to be British and watching and reading Harry Potter at the same time to see if she could finish reading first. Now she’s cool. You can find her talking to herself on twitter @kathrynfiona or her blog.
Hometown: Wilmington, DE
Where I live now: New York, NY
Fave book of ALL time: Is saying Harry Potter cheating? If I had to pick just one, I’d say Prisoner of Azkaban but we both know I mean ALL of them.
Person who inspires me the most: That changes every day. I was just reading Mindy Kaling’s new book, so right now it’s Mindy. But after I saw Trainwreck it was Amy Schumer. And after I read Bossypants it was Tina Fey. I’m really cheating on these answers, aren’t I?
What made me want to become a writer: I wrote a story in first grade and my teachers made laminated copies for the class, and I thought, “Wow, I could really get used to this attention.” Only half joking. Mostly, it’s hearing feedback from people who my writing has affected, even if that just means making them laugh.
Music I listen to when I write: Usually I put on a TV show or YouTube video and then wonder why I’m having such a hard time paying attention to my work.
Fave place to work: Coffee shops. My favorite one is back at my alma mater in Ohio, but I’ve found a few gems in New York as well.
Writers I look up to: Tina Fey, Mindy Kaling, Amy Schumer, JK Rowling, Lindy West, Jessica Valenti, Zadie Smith and I’m just going to stop now as long as you know I probably forgot a lot of people.
Favorite GIF ever:
This is the best meme:
Taylor Swift welcoming people to the stage.
My favorite story I wrote/made for HelloGiggles is…
This piece about Ross Geller being my dream man. I was speaking my truth and everyone hated it!! http://hellogiggles.com/
The title of my memoir would be…
I Was Speaking My Truth And Everyone Hated It!!