Kat Ward

Kat Ward


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South Pasadena, CA
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About Me

My partners and I have started a indie publishing company called Lovely pubs through which I have published my first novel "Amy's Own" now available in print and as an ebook.

We also have released an illustrated, narrated App called "ISMS: A Faery Mobster Story" by Kevin Bertazzon, as well as his graphic novel "Too Bubbly."

My received first editing credit for the self-help workbook "Where Are You Stuck?" by Lori Bertazzon, which is now available in print.

I am also Senior Editor for the website Hometown Pasadena ( and Operations Director for the book festival LitFest Pasadena, which had its successful debut May 12th, 2012. We're currently soliciting exhibitors, authors and performers for our second year's event on May 11th, 2013.

My favorite part of writing is when it's between me and the paper. Then, it's no holds barred, no critic sitting on my shoulder; I don't think about structure or plot development--it's just writing for the joy of writing, fleshing out new characters and going along to bring forth their story, never knowing what's going to come next, getting a thought and scrambling to find a pen and paper. God, I love that part.


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Posted 11 Years Ago

Last Night the Rain Spoke to Me

Last night
the rain
spoke to me
slowly, saying,

what joy
to come falling
out of the brisk cloud,
to be happy again

in a new way
on the earth!
That’s what it said
as it dropped,

smelling of iron,
and vanished
like a dream of the ocean
into the branches

and the grass below.
Then it was over.
The sky cleared.
I was standing

under a tree.
The tree was a tree
with happy leaves,
and I was myself,

and there were stars in the sky
that were also themselves
at the moment
at which moment

my right hand
was holding my left hand
which was holding the tree
which was filled with stars

and the soft rain –
imagine! imagine!
the long and wondrous journeys
still to be ours.

~ Mary Oliver ~