Tuesday, January 6, 2015

Black Krim now available

On Amazon, Barnes and Noble, and Powell's.

The Cobalt site remains the least expensive right now.

Flyer for the party


Lovely release party

I don't think I could have asked for a better release party. It was at the EMP Collective in downtown Baltimore. It's a multi-purpose art space. The energy was perfect. I'm grateful to Brad Leroy-Cartwright for agreeing to host it there, and for such great lighting and sound.

Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Madison Smartt Bell's blurb

Kate Wyer’s Black Krim is an elegant study of alienation and reconnection—with a warm human heart beneath the Zen-like detachment of its style.
––Madison Smartt Bell

NaNoWriMo 2014


I was able to pull this off again. I love the challenge of writing 50,000 words in a month. It pushes everything else out of the way. I didn't play the drums at all, and didn't miss them except when I went to my weekly lesson and sucked. Oh well, my teacher is great and understanding.

This year I wrote about a homeless woman who had made one of those fenced in runoff basins you see in suburban developments her home. Her shelter, I guess. It's third person, which is a shift for me. Back in 2011, I wrote 50,000 words about a couple who became pregnant (intentionally) at the same time. I'm going to return to that soon and see what I do to revise it. I haven't read it since I finished it.

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

The first chapter of Black Krim is up on Cobalt's website


First Chapter of Black Krim

Click to read a PDF version! 

First blurb!

Jen Michalski, author of The Tide King said this of Black Krim:
"Heirloom tomatoes lack the hardiness of grocery store hybrid varieties. They are grown in an archaic, inbred fashion; and yet, for all their isolation, they surprise one with their dramatic shapes, colors, and intense flavors––kind of like the characters in Kate Wyer’s novel Black Krim. As the roots of their stubborn, closed systems slowly entangle, their surprising desires and tenderness bloom fiercely from these small, hard seeds."