Hello World

I have a paralyzing fear of introduction posts, so please bear with me. If at any point during the program I sink to the floor and curl up underneath a desk, I promise I’m not having a panic attack. That’s just how I deal with tense social situations.

This cat may be watching ping pong.

Overstimulated and under prepared. This is the story of my life.

Oh, look! A cat! Phew. Well, at least now the pressure’s off.

I’m Kathryn Tanquary, currently of Midori City, Japan and formerly of Portland, Oregon. I write novels about fantastic creatures, mysterious powers and characters who are both flawed and fabulous at the same time. As of this posting, I have finished two manuscripts, one of which I am polishing for submission.

Though I’ve been a longtime denizen of the internet, lurking has been my primary specialty. I’m really good at that. Like, scary good. But I’m trying this blog business so I can finally start posting those comments I only ever compose in my head, which I feel is a far better option than saying them aloud to my empty room like a crazy person. There are so many amazing people doing amazing things, I want to stalk them all and learn their magics. And thus I poke my head out of my comfy blanket of anonymity and crawl into glaring light of the internet.

Look on my words, ye many, and… uh… maybe drop by and say ‘hi,’ I guess?

– K.

8 thoughts on “Hello World

  • Posted on September 13, 2013 at 7:00 pm

    Yeah Kate! Look forward to following your blog… and good luck with the manuscript! I think you’ll be the next J. K. Rawlings so keep going!!!! XO

    • Posted on September 17, 2013 at 2:58 am

      Thank you! I’m not sure if I’m that good, but she’s certainly one of the people I really admire. Even being in the same sentence is a compliment.

  • Posted on September 14, 2013 at 12:29 am

    Awesome! If you’d like a proof reader for your books I’d be willing.

    • Posted on September 17, 2013 at 2:59 am

      Wow, thank you so much! They can always benefit from a new pair of eyes, so I might just take you up on that.

  • Posted on September 14, 2013 at 4:44 pm

    Ahhh! Kate! Hello, my old friend, and congratulations– two manuscripts is a huge deal!

    An an aside, I love your introductory post and diffusion of social tension via cat. Shrewd move.

    • Posted on September 17, 2013 at 3:02 am

      I figured that since the internet pretty much runs on cats, it couldn’t hurt, right? Thanks for dropping by! I’ve been loving your blog too and finding it really inspired me to take a crack at it myself. 🙂

  • Posted on September 24, 2013 at 10:29 pm

    Hello! Congrats on the manuscripts! Also, thank you for following my blog, Adventures in Fantasy.
    Take care,


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