Katie Cord is a publisher, artist, writer, and nurse. She currently lives in the Pacific Northwest with the greatest boyfriend anyone could have, Timothy W. Long, five rambunctious dogs, one evil cat, and Tim's two kids. In her free time, she likes to binge watch television series and spend time with Timothy W. Long (even if it is just going to Costco). Her first collection of short stories, He Left Her at the Altar, She Left Him to the Zombies is available on Amazon as well as her coming of age zombie tale, Maxine. You can find other short stories by her in GIVE: An Anthology of Anatomical Entries from When the Dead Books, Genus Loci from Ragnarok Publications, and Lockdown.
1. Will you publish my book?
Currently, I am no longer publishing anyone but myself. I want to work on more projects in the future, but will not be publishing single author books.
2. Why do you have so many jobs?
I'm not really sure. I love creating! Whether I'm working on a book for someone else, or writing for me, I'm my best and happiest working on creative projects. Being a nurse also fulfils a duality for me, it is a fine balance of the humanities and science.
3. Where do you get your ideas for stories?
I usually will have a flash of a person, a voice, or an image in my mind and then it just goes from there. In a recent story for When the Dead Books' anthology GIVE, I heard a woman with a thick Eastern European accent say, "Is it better to have one nut or two?" The story sort of went pretty gruesome from there.
4. When do you plan to release your next book?
Advice from Drunk Unicorns release 2019, Bizarre Stories for Proper Ladies Winter 2018, and Mad Maxine will follow in late Spring 2019. I'm excited to start writing again! I graduated from BU in June 2018 with my Masters of Science in Health Communications.