Kate Webster’s (1849-1879) mark on history is as the “female Sweeney Todd” for murdering her employer, Julia Thomas, but before dismembering and boiling the bones off a corpse, Kate led a life filled with larceny, pick-pocketing, and petty crime.
"A Most Charming Couple," a sweet, feminist fairy tale, was recently published in Corvid Queen. This story is about growing old, making new friends, and finding true love. Read it here!
Check out my most recent story! "The Scent of Lavender," which started as a Jack the Ripper origin story but mutated into a monster of its own, was performed on the 441st episode of Tales to Terrify, a Hugo award-nominated podcast.
Looking for something to read? Check out my latest story, "Secrets in the Poison," a story of suspense set in the Victorian era countryside.
Hello all, Quite a bit has happened lately. Perhaps the most exciting was a recent publication in Books 'N Pieces Magazine, an online magazine known for its interviews with bestselling authors. One of these authors (and my absolute favorite!) includes the impossibly talented George R.R. Martin. More about this interview can be learned here. It's... Continue Reading →
Yay! Another publication! "Do You Hear the Coffin Bell?" appeared in TreeHouse Arts on September 14, 2019. It took me awhile to share this, because I was taking a writing hiatus, but I'm happy to be back! More publications are in the works, but this is the most recent one... "Do You Hear the Coffin... Continue Reading →
Ireland sure had a watery adventure in store for me on my 6th day in the country, but this didn't come until the afternoon. And honestly, I had no idea how much of a thrilling adventure awaited me, nor how much my calf muscles would be worked. I thought it was going to be another... Continue Reading →
Every writer suffers from periods of doubt. Voices whisper in the writer's ear asking questions that can't be brushed aside. Will my work standout? I know I'm a good writer, but will anyone else see that? Are my stories enough? These questions can cripple any aspiring writer before the pen touches the page. Why should... Continue Reading →
After I graduated more than a month ago, I swore I was going to buckle down and dedicate myself to my writing. I swore I'd dedicate myself two hours a day to the craft alone, then work on this blog in my downtime outside of work. I really tried, and I succeeded for awhile. Then,... Continue Reading →
"What's in a name? that which we call a rose By any other name would smell as sweet." --William Shakespeare, Romeo and Juliet My name is Kat Devitt. I am a writer emerging from the shadows of anonymity, and I am here to say hello. Hello! *waves through the screen* I am not as new... Continue Reading →