Author Archives: Katharine Eliska Kimbriel

About Katharine Eliska Kimbriel

Cat Kimbriel is working on a a contemporary fantasy about curses, ecological change, and very different ways of looking at the twilight worlds. She’s still working on a short Nuala piece and mulling over a new Alfreda novel.

You can find her fantasy & science fiction, including free samples, at her Book View Café bookshelf. Cat builds worlds that contain compassion and justice — come join the journey.

TALES OF UNEASE 4: DIA DE MUERTOS REDUX

(If you read yesterday’s post by Kat Kimbriel, you can jump to the More section for today’s vignette!) We’re approaching a shifting, liminal time of year; it’s halfway to winter in the northern hemisphere, and halfway to summer in the … Continue reading

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TALES OF UNEASE 3: DIA DE MUERTOS

I don’t care much for the gore of horror. But those teasing stories of suggestion?

Oh, yes. . . . Continue reading

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TALES OF UNEASE 2: HALLOWEEN/SAMHAIN

(If you read yesterday’s post by Kat Kimbriel, you can jump to the More section for today’s vignette!) We’re approaching a shifting, liminal time of year; it’s halfway to winter in the northern hemisphere, and halfway to summer in the … Continue reading

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TALES OF UNEASE 1: BEGGAR’S NIGHT

To honor the coming of the dark side of the northern year, I’ve written some vignettes. They will probably end up as writing snippets in my new book, because one of the characters is a writer who has a slightly skewed vision. I think of them as Tales of Unease.

Because I don’t care much for the gore of horror. But those teasing stories of suggestion?

Oh, yes. . . . Continue reading

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Author Interview: Marissa Doyle

Marissa Doyle

Writer Marissa Doyle joins Book View Cafe. Her first 2017 interview is at their blog. Continue reading

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Dipping into the Grimoire: Elderberry Cordial

Elderberries still on the bush

The hero of my fantasy series Night Calls is Alfreda Sorensson, a young practitioner on her way to being a full blown wizard. It’s the season for her elderberry cordial, so I thought I’d share her recipe with you. Continue reading

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BVC Reviews: Fastest Things on Wings

By Tz'unun - Feeding station at Beatty's Guest Ranch in Miller Canyon

My cousin Lee has loaned me a wonderful book called Fastest Things on Wings by Terry Masear. It’s a memoir of Masear’s early days as a hummingbird rehab specialist–how she fell into it, stuck with it through the nadir days … Continue reading

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Things too Precious to Set Free

Dad's Roach Killer

There are things that I simply cannot surrender–possessions that I will never set free, that my family will have to decide what will happen to them, because as long as I have breath, I will not let them go. Do you have things that are too important to let go? Do you have a box to hold them, real or virtual? What do you have that is too precious to let free? Continue reading

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An Ode to Blimpcoat

I suspect that most people have a blimpcoat.

Oh, not exactly a *blimpcoat*–they have an article of clothing that they can’t bear to part with because there are times it is indispensable. More than once you toss it in the box for charity, or even into the rag bag.

Later, you retrieve it. Because. Continue reading

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In Praise of Limits

In our world today, especially if you live in the United States, it’s easy to be so caught up in the proverbial Rat Race that you forget to take a break. I mean a real break–one where you try hard to avoid smart phones, computers, and televisions. Because your body needs to recharge. It has limits. Continue reading

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