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About Kate Becker
I am a writer, an editor, a blogger, a publisher, and a foodie. When I am not globe-trotting, in search of new short story material or a good meal, I can be found traipsing along coastal New England with my faithful Lab.
For about ten years, prior to writing, I made award-winning jams. A hot vat of bubbly blueberries served me well, and the jam spoon is never far, but I spend much more time writing these days. Stories come to me and I write, edit, revise, and do it all over again. Short stories are my specialty, and there is a novel on the way.
At the end of 2021, I launched a blog for women writers to support their vibrant voices. Many new and accomplished women writers have found a place on the site. Visit GRANDE DAME LITERARY to learn more. Women who write well-written short stories or story-style memoirs have a good chance of being published. And despite the name, we champion all women writers. Age is irrelevant. Women are all Grande Dames in my book.
Titles By Kate Becker
"In Plain View," "Word Game,’ "Boomerang,” and "Resolve,” are filled with characters who discover that they control their destinies as long as they participate in the opportunities presented to them.
Resolve A collection of Stories by Kate Becker brings to life characters whose journeys fill with fortitude, perseverance, and resolve.
“The Chapel Ghost”
A small child, dressed in white with a pale, yellow bow holding her blond hair in place at the nape, is nothing unusual, but Samuel and Tyler, experience otherwise. The young men share a brotherly bond formed during summers on the Maine coast and together discover a buried secret about their new acquaintance after spotting something near the back of the chapel one Sunday morning. Youthful curiosity overtakes them, and the two seek to learn the truth about a crime committed over a century before.
“In the Vegetable Garden”
Nicola and Corinne, lifelong friends, always have one’s best interest in mind, but when illness causes one to cross into ‘that world,’ their bond moves into new territory. Nicola’s pride and joy is a large vegetable garden, and is not a hobby shared by both. When Nicola asks Corinne to keep it going, Corrine grapples with the dying words of her best friend and how to overcome her own inhibitions of having dirt under her fingernails. But grimy hands are not a deterrent for the persistent Nicola.
The Chapel Ghost, by Kate Becker, is her second collection of short stories. Smile, cringe, and believe as each story seamlessly merges the ethereal and earthly worlds.
A sample story is included to work through the process, as well as a link to print out a PDF of the exercises. The protagonist, Prince Rupert, awaits your creativity to help him 'unfrog.'
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