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Category Archives: Eye of the Kat

Where do you get your ideas?

by Katherine Tomlinson


Where you you get your ideas? Harlan Ellison used to answer that question by saying “Schenectady.” As a former reporter, I used to get a lot of ideas just from the news—a mention of a particular trend or the name of an interesting person—would be enough to set me off in search of a story […]


Identity Crisis

by Katherine Tomlinson


Alice Bradley Sheldon, the Bronte Sisters, Amantine-Lucile-Aurore Dupin, Mary Ann Evans, Louisa May Alcott—all of these women writers published under men’s names and some, as in the case of Alice Bradley Shelton, died without their readers ever knowing the real name of the author they admired. Shelton, who was the award-winning science fiction writer James […]


If A Tree Falls

by Katherine Tomlinson


To say that I have mixed feelings about promoting my work is an understatement. “If a tree falls in a forest and no one is around to hear it, does it make a sound?” I’ve heard this philosophical question my whole life but it never really resonated with me until I began publishing my work […]



Place as Character

by Katherine Tomlinson


I grew up all over the place but I came of age in Los Angeles. I moved there when I was 22 and left decades later; older, wiser, and many shades blonder. For years, Los Angeles was the setting of my first fiction: the crime stories, the urban fantasies, the dark tales I concocted for […]



In praise of E.L. James

by Katherine Tomlinson


I know a lot of people who couldn’t wait for the movie version of 50 Shades of Grey to open. Not because they looked forward to seeing Dakota Johnson and Jamie Dornan bring the characters to vivid life, but so they could heap scorn on it. They fully expected the movie adaptation to live down to their expectations, […]


Gender Bender

by Katherine Tomlinson


Some of the most enduring female characters in literature were created by male authors—Miss Havisham and Madame Defarge (Charles Dickens), Becky Sharp (William Makepeace Thackeray), Anna Karenina (Leo Tolstoy), and Daisy Miller (Henry James). Almost any list of memorable literary heroines is top-heavy with female-centric titles written by men, from Gustave Flaubert’s Madame Bovary to […]


Sisterhood is powerful in “Family Matters”

by Katherine Tomlinson


In this latest collection of short stories by members of the New York Tri-State Sisters in Crime, editor Anita Page—whose story “Their Little Secret” anchors the antho—has assembled 20 tales from veterans and newbies alike, tying them together thematically with Tolstoy’s famous line about all “unhappy families being unhappy in their own way.” Each story […]