Like most writers, Kathy Carmichael started out as a voracious reader. She read everything: novels, iographies, magazines, box tops, maps, her sisters' diaries. She was a whirling reading dervish.
Then one day, the worst thing happened. There was nothing left to read in her entire house that she hadn't already read a bazillion times before. That was when she first began to make her up own stories -- in the interests of entertaining herself. When asked about this, she said, "A girl's gotta do what a girl's gotta do. I gotta do story."
These days, Kathy writes romantic comedies, comedic mysteries, short stories, and bitter poetry targeted toward her sick obsession with various world figures. The poetry, btw, isn't published. It's stashed in a lock box in Poughkeepsie where authorities will never look.
Kathy loves readers. She loves talking story. The problem is, when it comes to story, it's hard to shut her up.