Author Archives: Katie Andraski

About Katie Andraski

I come to the ground, the ground comes to me. My novel The River Caught Sunlight was just published. Here's a description: "Sometimes a person has to leave home, even if that home is the most marvelous place she's ever lived, even if her mother will be diagnosed with terminal cancer, and her beloved farmer, a man she's loved for years asks her to marry him." I have taught composition at NIU for twenty years and have been writing ever since I was a little girl. My husband and I live on a farm with horses, dogs, chickens and one not so feral cat.

New Blog posts

Here’s my latest blog post about Revelation and my latest WNIJ post about a lonely chicken.  Thank you for following me here, but I’ve moved over to Katie Andraski. Scroll down a bit you’ll see a box to subscribe to my … Continue reading

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My latest blog post

Here is my latest blog post http://wp.me/p5BlDo-jAq. I’m not longer working out of this blog, as I’ve upgraded my site. So if you’d like to continue to hear about what I’m doing, please sign up over there. Thank you so much … Continue reading

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I’ve moved

I wanted to let you know that I’ve moved my website to http://www.katieandraski.com. Even though that’s the same address as before, I don’t think you were able to come along with me. I’d love to have you continue to follow … Continue reading

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Extreme Week

The moon rose exultant and carried me into joy. Now I don’t feel joy too often, but I did this night, so much so I tossed the hay bag over the stall wall and tipped my  bucket of water across … Continue reading

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WNIJ Reading

Dan Klefstad of WNIJ looks like he sounds, tall, lanky, with a very kind voice that sounds the same in person as it does on the radio. He met us in the parking lot on a brisk morning because the building … Continue reading

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Filling the Well

When I think of a well, I think of the big round stone that sat outside my brother’s room on the farm in New York. It looks like a millstone and was laid before end loaders were even a thought. … Continue reading

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Wake Up

Wake up. Wake up. Stay awake because “you do not know when the Lord of the house is coming, whether in the evening, or at midnight, or at cock crow, or in the morning. May he not come suddenly and find you … Continue reading

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River Caught Sunlight Ebook is on sale

Not to sound cheesy or anything but ebook version of The River Caught Sunlight has just dropped in price to $.99. That’s less than a dollar. If you’ve been curious about my book but holding off, here’s your chance to … Continue reading

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Where the Sun Doesn’t Shine or Does it? A Nod to Advent

When I looked at this picture and looked again, I saw a woman with a  cavern gaping inside her, and not one full of crystals that is so hot humans can only visit with oxygen suits on, no not that … Continue reading

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How River Caught Sunlight Opens

CHAPTER ONE January, 1983. Coeymans, New York Janice Westfahl saw rather than heard pop, pop, pop, a stitching of pops going off, small puffs of smoke. The rock wall crumpled, then shimmered to the ground. Dust billowed and bellied into … Continue reading

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