“Erotic communication in art and literature has had a long and varied history dating back to prehistoric Venus sculptures that were likely used in religious fertility rites. Sappho may be the most famous ancient Greek poet, thanks in part to the erotic poetry she wrote to her unknown lover. One of the most erotic pieces of poetry in the history of the Western world is the Song of Songs in the Bible.”
As of November 2020, the majority of Katie’s nonfiction work has been in the fields of libraries and publishing–particularly where those two fields cross. Through fiction published under a pseudonym, she also has over ten
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- “RWA2017: Disney and Beyond” – Romance Writers Report (RWR) – June 2017 (Volume 37, Number 6)*
- “Attending the RWA Conference: A to Z” – Romance Writers Report (RWR) – May 2017 (Volume 37, Number 5)*
- “RWA2017 Tips: Time Management” – Romance Writers Report (RWR) – April 2017 (Volume 37, Number 4)*
- “Tips to Networking at RWA2017” – Romance Writers Report (RWR) – March 2017 (Volume 37, Number 3)*
- “Five Reasons Why You Should Go to RWA2017” – Romance Writers Report (RWR) – February 2017 (Volume 37, Number 2)*
- “Getting Your Self-Published Book Into Libraries” – The Booklist Reader, December 8, 2015
- “Erotica: Full-Frontal Shelving” – Library Journal, February 15, 2013 – selected to be cover feature for the issue
- “Librarian-Publisher Dialogue with Lori James of All Romance Ebooks” – Library Journal, April 3, 2012
- “Librarian-Publisher Dialogue with Josh Marwell of HarperCollins” – Library Journal, September 1, 2011
- “Ebooks and Reader’s Advisory” – Reference and User Services Quarterly (RUSQ) – Summer 2011 (Volume 50, Number 4)
- “Libraries, E-Books, and the Romance Writer” – Romance Writers Report (RWR) – May 2011 (Volume 31, Number 5)*
- Reviewer, Library Journal, specializing in cookbooks & crafts, 2010-2011
- Integrated Advisory Service: Breaking Through the Book Boundary to Better Serve Library Users, ed. by Jessica Moyer – “Everything Romance” chapter, co-authored with Mary Wilkes Towner (Libraries Unlimited, September 2010)
- Research-Based Readers’ Advisory, ed. by Jessica Moyer – Practicing librarian section, “Serving the Romance Genre Reader” chapter (American Library Association, 2008)
- A Day in the Life, ed. by Priscilla Shontz – “Adult Services Librarian” chapter (Libraries Unlimited, 2007)
- “Observations from a Young Librarian” – Public Libraries, Jan/Feb 2006
- “Punch Up Your Portfolio” – LISCareer, July 2004
- 2019 Romance Writers of America – “Self-Publishing Hard Truths: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly” as Kelly Maher with Farrah Rochon
- 2018 Romance Writers of America – “20/20 Session: Research Session about Libraries”; “Marketing Insights and Advice from Librarians” with Robin Bradford and Wendy Crutcher
- 2016 Emerald City Writers Conference – “Library Love” panel presentation with Robin Bradford and Wendy Crutcher.
- 2016 Romance Writers of America Librarian’s Day – “Beyond Subgenre” panel presentation with Wendy Crutcher, Lisa Schimmer, and Sarah MacLean.
- 2013 Maryland/Delaware Library Associations Conference – “Beyond Fifty Shades – The Whole Crayon Box: Erotica in Public Libraries” panel presentation with Mary
Hastlerand Monica McAbee.
- 2012 Public Library Association National Conference – “Under the Covers” erotica in
librariespanel presentation with Terri Clark, Kim Flores, and Jennifer Hendzlik & “The State of Ebooks in Libraries and Publishing” ConverStationwith Dr. Jessica E. Moyer.
- Handheld Librarian V – “Reading Tectonics: Ebooks and Libraries”
- Book Expo America 2011 – “Selling Trade ebooks to Libraries: The Real Deal” – Panel presentation with Michael Colford, Robin Nesbitt and Michael Santangelo with Josh Hadro as moderator.
- Amigos Member Conference 2011 – “Reading Tectonics: Ebooks and Libraries”
- 2011 O’Reilly Tools of Change Conference – “Solving the Digital Loan Problem: Can Library Lending of eBooks be a Win-win for Publishers AND Libraries?” – Panel presentation with Heather McCormack, Book Review Editor at Library Journal, as moderator, Ruth Liebmann, Vice President, Director of Account Marketing at Random House, Inc., and Micah Bowers, UX Director at Bluefire – included the individual presentation of “Where in the Publishing World? The Library Part of the Equation”
- 2010 Iowa Library Association Annual Conference – “Free and Useful Web Tools for Libraries” – Panel presentation with Karen Burns, Administrator of Southwest Iowa Library Service Area and Brian Thompson of the University of Iowa
- 2010 Library Journal/School Library Journal “ebooks: Libraries at the Tipping Point” Ebook Summit – “
RAvolution: I Promise It Won’t Hurt” – “Should Your Next Read Be an eRead? The New Readers Advisory in the Ebook Age” – Panel presentation with Neal Wyatt of Library Journal and Duncan Smith of EBSCO’s NoveList
- 2008 Iowa Library Association Annual Conference – “Shaken and Stirred: Genre Publishing Today” – Pre-conference, with Michele Leininger of the State Library of Iowa