what is home?



these four walls are one of the many places and spaces we live between. but the more i live, the more i see, the more i do, the more i begin to realize that earth is my home. the road is my home. these vermont mountains are my home. 

because what is home, really? home for me is the people you get to share this startlingly beautiful life with. home is food around a table with my family. it's long drives with my husband. it's hours of writing and tea with my sister.

maybe that's one of the most beautiful things about writing: it's a spirit journey. the stories are waiting for you everywhere, not just in one place. wherever i find myself, the words find me. they chase my gypsy soul, hunting me down and filling me until i have no choice but to write them out.

this is a little bit of a "life update" post for me, which is rare, but i find myself packing my bags yet again to hit the road. at the same time, i'm on the verge of launching book 2 in The Blood Race trilogy, Worlds Beneath, for pre-order. if you're subscribed to my emails, i'll be hitting you up as soon as it's available. (needless to say i'm very excited!)

it's absolutely insane and amazing to think that Tyler and I have been in our new space for almost one year - and within that time I've published The Blood Race and completed two other books. in the process, i've met so many amazing new friends, bloggers, and readers. the support you guys have given me throughout all of this is something i am eternally grateful for, and i honestly cannot wait to share this next part of the journey with you, in the form of Worlds Beneath. you guys mean the world to me.

it's been a long, long, long winter here in vermont. i've loved almost every minute of it, and it's given me ample opportunity to write and GET STUFF DONE. but now i'm looking forward to unplugging, strapping the surfboard to the roof, and washing my mind in the ocean. i'm ready to go looking for stories, and to call the road home again.

speaking of home, shout out to PhotoWall for the super rad canvas print of the thunderbirds featured in the images above. they reached out to me and asked if I would like a canvas print. i was so impressed by the quality of their canvases, and also how downright nice they were to work with. their customer service is a+ and shopping with them also supports the Swedish aid organisation Vi Agroforestry; they plant 5,000 trees in the area around Lake Victoria, eastern Africa every year, which helps to combat poverty and preserve the environment. 

they have a large gallery of imagery to chose from, (not to mention you can upload your own photos too). our living room's Air Force/industrial theme looks so much more complete. if you're thinking about dressing up your space with a canvas, hit up PhotoWall and use my discount code TheGoodnessRevoltCampaign2018 at the checkout for 20% off. oh and also keep in mind that they ship worldwide, and there's free shipping for the US, UK and EU countries. 



it's your turn, guys...
where do you call home??? are you a restless traveler, or a homebody? what's one unique thing about your hometown???




lOVE,
kATE

  

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  1. I'm totally fangirling over Worlds Beneath!! I'm so excited that it's almost publishing time for you!!! <3 <3

    I'm a homebody. I love to just be in my room and write or read or even just think. I don't like going far from home for long, which might not be the best thing, lol, but I'm an introvert and my room is my space to just relax. It's where I write and where I feel calm.

    That being said, if I'm on the road, I love backroads. I love the roads with just two lanes and trees on either side, the roads that aren't always smooth. Small towns where everyone knows each other.

    I don't know if there's anything unique about my hometown. But my home state of Texas has every type of ecosystem. That's all I can think of. XD

    Awesome post! I've heard a lot about Photowall. I might have to look more into them when my budget actually has funds. XD XD

    ~Ivie| Ivie Writes

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    1. THANK YOU SO MUCH IVIE!!! I got your email the other day, which had me soooo excited!! On the road currently, but planning on shpotish you a reply tonight. You have NO IDEA how much I appreciate it & how happy I am that you enjoyed it :')

      Totally get you on being a honh body. As much as I love traveling, it's nice to have a home base to come back to

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  2. k so we need bk 2 and I am about to tear out my hair but it's fine whatevs i'm cool

    I am a restless wanderer, 100%. I crave new experiences and new sights. All your Wandering posts haven't helped lol.

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    1. aaHHHHH well that is perfect because I CANNOT WAIT to share book 2 with you, Evangeline!!

      & You are a kindred spirit!! Traveling for the win

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  3. a. we need a house tour asap
    b. CANT WAIT FOR WORLDS BENEATH. never mind the fact that there's about 23 books on my current TBR, I'm reading right after this current one.
    c. 10/10 a homebody. I . . . don't get travelling??? I'd much prefer to stay at home.

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    1. Oh my gosh I'm so honored :') I cannot WAIT to see what you think of the book, Hanne!!!! And there are SOOOOO many nice things about staying home . 👌 Like writing! Haha! Thank you so much girl

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  4. Aw Kate! I was trying to think of words to express how this post made me feel, but there are none. This was so cozy yet restless and I loved it. Keep doing you. Keep inspiring the world!

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    1. AWWW MAN, Hannah thank you so much for your sweet and encouraging words. <3

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  5. I. LOVE. YOUR. POSTS.
    Just---EVERY TIME MAN. They are so inspiring and esthetic. xD What kind of camera do you have? Did you take the pic that Photo Wall put on your canvas?

    For me personally, I'm %100 both. :) Traveling fuels me. Photographing fresh landscapes, sleeping in a hotel bed, swimming in an ocean I've never touched before. But home loves me. I know exactly where everything is in every cupboard, every wrinkle in every carpet and book on the shelf. I have moved three times in my life, all to VERY different places so I have the perspective of HAVING THEM BOTH AT THE SAME TIME. Being home, but having that feeling of travel and new and different. Because of those experiences, I can honestly I saw I am a traveler + homebody heart and soul.

    Now please enjoy every other comment that actually has a decent size, lol. <333

    xxxx

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    1. !!!! Amelia Ruth, your comment made me smile sooo big <3 I think you nailed it when describing the wonder of travel... there's really somethings so special about seeing new places and experiencing new things. soul fuel 200%. i hope your week is filled with adventure!

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  6. So sweet :) I'm more of a homebody ... I like my familiar city, fitting into a routine ... plus I miss the people here too much when I travel! That sounds so boring :p I do like traveling ... but in little spurts, with lots of home time in between.

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    1. noooo not boring at all!! there are soo many wonderful things about home <3 thank you so much for reading and commenting Olivia! stay awesome dude

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  7. I am SO EXCITED for Worlds Beneath!!! Love this post! <3 <3

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    1. <3 <3 <3

      AND I AM SO EXCITED FOR YOU TO READ IT + SEE WHAT YOU THINK OF IT

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  8. THIS POST. <333 It makes me feel so hopeful... Also; your house is goals. And the way your hubby is looking at you in the last picture?? SO CUTE. IMMA DIE.

    I can't wait to hear all about your trip and I congratulate you on all your success.

    xx Kenzie | wwww.paperpizzablog.com

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    1. Oh my goodness thank you so much, Kenzie!! :') <3 you are the best. i am so glad this post could make you feel hopeful!!! <3 i am so looking forward to seeing what you think of book 2... and also bookmarkers eeeepppp <3 SO PUMPED TO HAVE YOU BE PART OF THIS

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  9. boy it's been a long winter here too!! hope spring comes soon!

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    1. You can say that again! It's been one heck of a long winter up here in VT! I think we got more snow than we have in a looong time

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  10. I'm a homebody at heart but I also have a restless soul. I like to travel (I'm traveling down south in a few short months), and I love long car rides and road trips. My dream is to get a VW van and become a hippie type writer, traveling the US (I can dream, right ;) ). But I love my home too, the place where my family and church is. <3

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    1. YES YOU CAN DREAM & THAT IS AN AWESOME DREAM. i've always loved vw vans, they are so cool. i can't think of a better way to tour the US and write some books. i hope you get to do that one day for real, Kara Lynn!

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  11. My family moves a lot, so home isn't really a place... It's about people. People are one of the only steady and sure things for met, and it's people and memories that make a place a home. Because my family has always moved a lot, I don't really have a hometown. I tell people I'm from Chicago because that's where most of my family is from.

    Great post! And I love the decor. =)

    Micaiah @ Notebooks and Novels

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    1. wow what a unique and cool life <3 cheers to all your adventures! i love your idea of home; family is everything

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  12. All that you've done in the past year is so inspiring to me, and can't even say. It's the perfect blend of hard work and grit - all things I absolutely need to get better at. You rock!

    Two more things:
    1). I hope you'll share photos of your adventures, bc I can't wait to see.
    2). At the risk of sounding just like everyone else: SO EXCITED FOR BK. 2!!


    cheers.
    k.

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    1. 'daww man, Keira :') SAME TO YOU. I am so blessed to watch where God takes you will all of the beautiful gifts he has given you!

      aaaand at the risk of sounding like I always do... can't wait to see what you think of book two!!!! ahhhhh <3 love you dude!

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  13. I definitely understand feeling that your home is about people! I've moved countless times in my life, grown up in foreign countries, and moved house often, so my definition of 'home' isn't as absolute as those who have never moved internationally (or never moved at all). I feel as though I collect little pieces as I travel, and carry them along with my family. Fragments of memories we share; a smell, a touch, a meal we ate from down the street, cracked walls from earthqauke, or blooming purple trees. Wherever my family is, no matter the continent, my home is. :)

    Excited to read some of your work soon! <3

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