I’m Kate James. My husband, Rick, and I have been in ministry for 26 years. I’m an editor for Crupress and also write essays, poetry, and short stories. As far as qualifications—and I realize you don’t need them to blog, but perhaps they will encourage you back here again— I have an MFA from Columbia University, and have essays, poetry, and short stories in literary journals, and anthologies. I'm a member of Redbud Writer's Guild, and one of my stories was recently chosen as a finalist for a Narrative Prize. For those of you more literarily inclined: I’ve been to Bread Loaf, read at KGB Bar, and discussed the use of photographs in Sebald’s The Emigrants.

Right now my favorite writer is Paul Harding, and I think his second book is better than his first, which won the Pulitzer.

Rick and I have three complicated and amazing grown children. Sometimes people come and stay with us for a while and we learn from them and they learn from us.

My novel, Can You See Anything Now, was a finalist for the Doris Bakwin prize and I have poetry as well as excerpts from the novel in the anthology Between Midnight and Dawn: A Literary Guide to Prayer for Lent, Holy Week, and Eastertide, (Paraclete Press, 2015).

My as-yet-to-be-titled novel, as well as a memoir, will be published by Paraclete in 2017.