E. Katherine Kottaras

E. Katherine Kottaras writes and teaches in Los Angeles. She has her M.A. in English from the University of California and now teaches writing and literature at Pasadena City College. Her debut novel, How to Be Brave, was released on November 3, 2015. Her next novel, The Best Possible Answer, is tentatively set to release in the fall of 2016.

  • These Words Matter: E. Katherine Kottaras

    These Words Matter: E. Katherine Kottaras 1

    For the longest time, I was a secret writer. I wrote poems and stories and letters in secret, and didn’t think of myself as a writer. I didn’t think my thoughts or ideas or questions about the world were worthy, nor that my voice was strong or worthwhile. Did I have anything of value to share? Doubtful. I first read Naomi Shihab Nye’s collection of poetry, Fuel, when I was in college. Nye’s poetry opened up a new world of writing to me. I’ve always been an avid reader, especially of novels, so I really can’t remember which book made me love to read. But this collection of Nye’s poetry…