Hi. I have worked as a roofer, algebra tutor, arts journalist, content developer, choreographer, hospital storyteller, and currently am editing for private clients.
I'm a student of prose poetry these days and co-wrote with filmmaker Kip Pearson a screenplay based on my first novel, now in the early stages of development. Ink and Cinema just chose it as an official selection in its 2021 Adapted Screenplay Competition.
In addition, I'm having fun co-hosting a podcast, Generation of 27, exploring the poetry of Federico García Lorca.
My first novel, Crashing America (Alyson), was a finalist for three awards (the Lambda Literary, Triangle, and the Northern California Book Award), an American Booksellers BookSense Notable book, and the American Library Association selected it as a recommended book. The United Kingdom's Rainbow Network and Amazon both chose it as one of the ten best LGBT books of the year. Alexander Street Press included it in an academic database of landmark LGBT literature and listed its topics as criminals, death, runaways, and lesbianism (!)
An excerpt from my second novel, A Partial History of My Delusions, was published by Criminal Class Press, and you can find my essays in various collections, such as For Keeps: Women Tell The Truth About Their Bodies (Seal Press).
I'm a practitioner of meditation and devoted to my friends and sweethearts.
k a t n o y e s @ gmail.com