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October 4, 2016

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Kat Hibbard

In 2007, I entered the world of self publishing. This was accomplished by partnering with a company which saw the project through from concept to completion. Bullets: Growing Up In The Crossfire is a memoir about growing up with Domestic Viol...

September 24, 2016

Shadow Town Park

     With the sun so high in the sky and the sun so bright, Jodi decides to take a leisurely stroll home rather than take the train. As she moves past the buildings, people, landmarks and urban bustle, Jodi breathes it all in and smiles. “It’s the simpl...

August 12, 2016

On Thursday July 7, 2016, Danni trudges down four flights of stairs to her basement level storage locker.  Right in front are the seven folded cartons labeled “Independence Day.” She pauses for a moment to eyeball the boxes labeled birthday. Danni has a September birth...

June 29, 2016

At age 51, I just completed my first Electric Forest experience. My husband age 49, gifted us an incredible adventure and one that a middle-aged couple could not even dream up.

The conversation started with our friend Jessica who is a 4 or 5 year forest veteran. She is...

April 25, 2016

Most of us schedule and attend some type of regular exam through dentists or doctors. At the very least, we go for regular oil changes or tire rotations. The point is, there is some type of ritual we follow for well being or safety. My own ritual includes eating a nutr...

March 14, 2016

Last week, I was reading an article by a successful author who began as an independent and then soared to the best seller list. She advised starting with friends and family and attributes that to her overall success. Her friends and family attended events, spread the w...

March 12, 2016

How does one channel positivity in the wake of extreme hardship? As this question weighs heavy through my most recent publishing endeavor, I find the answers through Carrolyyn. It is no secret, myself and my character are as one. While fictional, Carrolyyn's challenges...

November 12, 2015

There are 40 to 50 mph winds in Chicago today. I was motivated to get ready for work in a shorter amount of time so I would have the opportunity to head outdoors before being locked in my cubicle all day. I wanted to feel the wind on my face. I wanted to witness object...

November 11, 2015


People always say to me, “Kat, you are so inspiring. Your books are filled with tales of adversity and the ability to overcome it. I wish I could be more like you. Don’t get so down on yourself. Look at what you have accomplished. Others say, I have a book in me but t...

November 10, 2015


My birthday month just passed in October. Normally, I collect coupons from various restaurants and retailers. They all wish me a happy birthday and promise a free bowl of noodles, double bonus points and extra discounts. In the past, I spent the whole month shopping a...

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