What are Finances like for an Actor? | Your Questions, Day 26 of 30

You’ve mentioned your day job. Do all actors have those? What do your finances look like generally? I’m not going to paint a picture of ALL of my finances for you, but generally speaking: I do have a day job! I tutor (pretty much any subject, but the ACT/SAT tests are big ones). I try […]

What are your New Year's Resolutions? | Your Questions, Day 25 of 30

Oh, here we go. New Year’s Resolutions are stupid. I never do them. “This is your year!” is such bullshit. But I do reflect and try to make changes every month, so technically I guess these are “new things for 2020” in addition to just being… new things for January. So here are the things […]

What are You Looking Forward to? | Your Questions, Day 24 of 30

It’s almost the start of a new year! What’s on your plate for 2020 and what are you excited about? I think I’m most excited to finally get The Long Dig OUT THERE. It’ll be coming in mid Jan 2020 or so; we’re launching with Shark Party Media and letting them run our PR campaign […]

What was Your First Performance? | Your Questions, Day 23 of 30

Do you remember your very first performance? When was it? Yes. I was …two? three? And my grandparents had a stairway with a small landing that looked onto their living room. I called it my ‘little stage’ and treated — TREATED — my family to countless renditions of The Itsy Bitsy Spider, whatever that one […]

Have You Always Wanted to Act? | Your Questions, Day 22 of 30

Have you always known you wanted to be an actor or did you find yourself loving it later in life? I think I’ve always known — certainly at least since the day I started doing musical theater shows, much to my parents’ horror. But I also wanted to be a teacher, an astronaut, an FBI […]

What, and How, do you Procrastinate? | Your Questions, Day 21 of 30

I’ve heard that writers procrastinate a lot. Do you? How do you find yourself putting things off? Absolutely. Of course. My house is never as clean as it is when I’m trying to write something. I guess I productively procrastinate at least? I try not to lose too much time on social media, though wandering […]

My Ideal Audience | Your Questions, Day 20 of 30

Can you talk a little bit about who you write FOR? What’s your idea reader or viewer? At least 10% of the time, the answer is “me”. Notes frequently come back with “kate. who is this joke for.” and the answer to that is ALWAYS: me. So. Me! But also – I think anyone with […]

Favorite Book in Classic Alice vs Favorite Book to Adapt? | Your Questions Day 19 of 30

What was your favorite book in Classic Alice? What about your favorite book to adapt? I’ve talked in interviews about how Classic Alice had to have books that did certain things. They had to have the main character make an active choice, they had to have side characters make reasonable decisions for my side characters, […]

#FemaleFilmmakerFriday – Is Film Fair?

Well this is an easy blog post! Is the film industry fair? No! *dusts hands, closes book* Oh. Okay. No, of course it’s not fair. Nothing is fair. People get hand outs in this industry just like in every other industry. Men are trusted with blockbusters, women aren’t. Women direct one bad film and never […]

What are your "nerd loves"? | Your Questions, Day 18 of 30

You’re really open about being nerdy — what specifically makes you consider yourself that? First of all, I am not “cool girl nerdy”. You know how, I dunno, the last like, five years or so it’s become cool to proclaim how “dorky” you are and proceed to experience absolutely nothing even remotely dorky? No, my […]