Happy New Year!

  The Bratt Pack and I wish you a very happy new year! We have some great things to look forward to in 2022, including a wedding, then a visit from my youngest daughter who lives in Maui. Who would’ve ever thought that when she went there four years ago for a job, that she’d…

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Lets Keep the Love of Reading Alive!

I was born a storyteller. I wrote my first memoir when I was 11 and had witnessed my best friend struck and killed by a car. I couldn’t ‘talk’ out what had happened to me and my teacher knew that. She asked me to write it out. I did. I also buried myself in books,…

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What’s the Point of it All?

Do you feel like you live life with a purpose? In my opinion, the unhappiest people I know are the ones who haven’t found their purpose. They live life as though it’s drudgery and get through each day, go to bed, then wake up and do it again. Some of them do it with a…

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Remember the Days?

I saw this meme come across my social network feed and it instantly brought me back to the days I lived in a tiny village called Pleasanton in Nebraska somewhere in the early 80’s. I was a child, somewhere around 9-10 or so years old, and part of a family that lived in many towns,…

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Our Life is a Collection of Essays, don’t you think?

A Surreal Moment in China Life is made of moments strung together, a collection of essays that create the novel of our lives. ~Kay Bratt I sat on the scarred, wooden floor with one child cradled in my lap, one on his belly in front of me, and two more directly in front of me…

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The Room (short fiction inspired by photo)

The Room Kay Bratt 9/16/2021 (previously published in my author/reader group called MY BOOK FRIENDS)   It was once Gracie’s favorite room in the house but as she entered today, it greeted her fondly, asking why she had been away so long. A place where she could escape to read a book, write a letter,…

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Blinded By Hope

Blinded By Hope [A memory from my time in China] For some it is not with our eyes that we see, but rather with our hearts. ~Kay Bratt Still trying to avoid the recommendations from friends to see an acupuncturist for my pain, I was on my sixth visit to the massage clinic. My American…

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A Harrowing Ordeal in China

A Harrowing Ordeal in China Never take your love for granted as it can be yanked from your life in a heartbeat. ~Kay Bratt     As the mammoth creature swayed its back to and fro, I looked down from our perch on its back to shiver at the sight of the steep drop off only…

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Where to Find Me Other than Facebook!

Facebook has begun to shut out a lot of authors recently, permanently banning them for no reason at all. If that happens to me, I want you to know where you can find me so you can stay up to date with my books and the Bratt Pack!  FIND ME HERE:  Subscribe to my Blog…

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All (my) Dogs Go to Heaven

    A memoir dedicated to our sweet Grandpa, a symbol of love, trust, and perseverance who taught all of us that it’s never too late to find your happily ever after.   Read An Excerpt of All (my) Dogs Go to Heaven here: AN UNBEARABLE BURDEN   Is your soul being crushed with grief…

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