Kate Whouley is the author of two memoirs. Her most recent, Remembering the Music, Forgetting the Words: Travels with Mom in the Land of Dementia, won the 2012 New England Book Award in nonfiction, and was named to the 2012 Best of the Best list by the American Library Association. Her first memoir, Cottage for Sale, Must Be Moved, was a BOMC Memoir-of-the Month selection, and a 2005 Book Sense Book of the Year nominee. Kate’s personal essays have appeared in Yankee, Salon, Obit Magazine, Shelf Awareness, Beyond the Margins, Beacon Broadside, The Boston Globe, and The Cape Cod Times.
A consultant to the book industry since 1988, Kate has authored, edited, and contributed to several professional titles, including The Practical Writer: from Inspiration to Publication, Manual on Bookselling and Bookselling for Dummies. She was a columnist and feature-writer for American Bookseller magazine, and has developed educational curriculum and instructional materials for the American Bookseller Association and IBID. Kate has presented at many book industry conferences, including Book Expo America. Her work with aspiring writers includes workshops, classes, and one-on-one coaching. Kate lives and writes on Cape Cod in the cottage that inspired her first memoir.