My Books and Stories

Instructions For Flight

Civil rights, people who smile at strangers, and the fear of public speaking are just a few of the topics tackled in this book. With four sections of diverse poems, Instructions For Flight is Kate I. Foley’s debut poetry collection.

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Life on Earth is predicted to end on 15 July 2015. But the oncoming megatons of rock and ice break up shortly before impact. Now humanity must live in a world most believed would not exist. Across the planet, people are haunted by the future they did not fear, and even those who did not embrace death must face the consequences of others' decisions.

A collection of twelve stories about rebuilding hope.

Available at Aaron's Books in Lititz, PA. You can also order from them online if you live in the US. Highly recommended. Support Indie bookstores!
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The Audacity to Be a Writer

All contributors: Bryan Hutchinson, Joe Bunting, C.S. Lakin, Ali Luke, Marcy McKay, Shanan Haislip, Andy Mort, Christine Frazier, Liwen Ho, Chelsea Nenno, Claire DeBoer, Kate I. Foley, Josh Irby, Stacy Claflin, Nicole Gulotta, Dana Sitar and Bryan Collins

(This collection of articles will never (ever) be found all together anywhere else other than in this book.)

Table of Contents:

Introduction: The Magnificent Art of Writing

The Audacity to be a Writer

The Most Important Step You Can Take (for Your Writing Career)

2 Insanely Simple Steps for Becoming A REAL Writer

A Crazy Myth Writers Need to Kill

Why You're Not Finishing the Writing You Started

7 Distractions Stopping You from Writing (and How to Beat Them!)

How to Become a Better Writer

4 Pieces of Well-meaning Writing Advice to Beware of

What Michelangelo Taught Me about Writer's Doubt

The Monster in Every Writer's Head

How to Overcome Writer's Doubt

3 Myths that Hold Your Best Writing Back

9 Ways to Promote Your Writing without Being a Jerk

Climbing Out of the Pit

How to Embrace Your Fears to Create Your Best Work

Face Fear the Wright Way and Write Your Best Work

How to Edit Your Book until its "Finished"

6 Ways to Enjoy the Editing Process (Seriously!)

6 Quick Tricks to Help You Tighten Up Your Writing

How to Write Your Story in 6 Steps

Why Writers Self-destruct and 5 Ways to Thrive Instead

The 3 Essentials that Determine Your Writing Success

Are You Unwittingly Sabotaging Yourself by Talking About Your Writing?

Why You Need to Do Something Stupid (to Succeed as a Writer)

Why Failure IS an Option for Writers

4 Effective Ways to Beat Writer's Burnout

Don't Let the "Play-It-Safers" Talk You Out of Your Writing Potential

Just About the Worst Advice You Can Give a Writer

Surviving Criticism without Losing Confidence in Your Writing

How to Give Constructive Writing Criticism (That Actually Helps)

Why You Need to Shut Up and Write!

8 Reasons Why Procrastinating Is Better than Working

The Bulletproof Guide to Free Writing

How to Silence Negative Voices and Write

6 Weird but Awesome Hacks for a Happy Writing Life

How to Inspire Your Writing... Now!

10 Ways to Leave Your Comfort Zone and Write

9 Tips on How to Totally Crush Writer's Block

Why So Many Blogs and Books Utterly and Completely Fail!

One Sure-Fire Way to Find Your Passion

Use Discipline to Cultivate the Creative Flow

Shattering the Myths about the Midas Touch and Success

How to Become a Prolific Writer While Holding Down a Day Job

Starting Over Is Essential to Your Creativity and Success

Why No One's Paying Attention to You (and How to Change It)

7 Inspirational Quotes that Could Change Your Life

How Achieve Greatness as a Writer

How to Be Loved for the Work You Love to Do

Invaluable Advice from Seth Godin Every Writer Needs to Read

Just the Beginning


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And Miles to Go

The short story of an indebted dancer and the lengths she goes to for her freedom . . . until a man named Miles comes along and makes her second guess her actions.

Read the story at Short Fiction Break

Echoing Laughter, Echoing Cries

A flash-fiction piece told in subtle rhyme about a woman snatched away from her life by a captor who is even more dangerous than she thought.

Read the story at Wordhaus

What Can't Be Seen

Read the poem at Hickory Stump.

To Beautiful Disasters

Read the poem at Hickory Stump.


Sasha Zatz said...

I thought this bit "My books and stories" was the books and stories BY you. I don't get it.

The Magic Violinist said...


Yep, you were right! :) All of these stories I list here I wrote (or at least contributed to, in the case of the anthologies).

Sasha Zatz said...

That's what I thougt, just confused I geuss....
That's awesome. it really inspires me me to get on with my writing. thinking taht I could have a book published by 17....

The Magic Violinist said...


Definitely continue with your writing! :) You never know what opportunities will come your way.

Sasha Zatz said...

Just curios, are you american or english?

The Magic Violinist said...


American. :) You?

Sasha Zatz said...