Comic Con!

July 27, 2016 § Leave a comment

On Friday morning my alarm went off at 4am, and I began the epic journey to San Diego Comic Con to promote The Fangirl Life and hang with some amazing friends.

I think it took me pretty much all of the first day to get oriented to the convention center and how the lines worked. But I did manage to stop by the Toddland Bob’s Burgers booth and pick up my Kuchi Kopi! :3 I was also wearing my cool book tee swag courtesy of Tarcher Perigee!


On Friday night, I got to hang out at the Penguin booth and GIVE AWAY free, signed copies of my book! I was happy that some folks from Twitter stopped by to say hi!


On Saturday, I had the honor of being on a panel called “The Female Geek” with some BAMF authors, including Leigh Bardugo, Sabaa Tahir, Margaret Stohl, Kiersten White, and Sarah Kuhn. You can check out the video here!

After the panel, everyone did a signing and I had a blast talking to people in line and signing more copies of The Fangirl Life. I also had a fangirl moment when Sabaa Tahir came up to talk to me and I told how much I’d enjoyed reading her book for the DC Forever Young Adult book club.


On Sunday, we skipped the con for some much needed self-care. We went to Balboa Park to visit the Museum of Photographic Arts and the San Diego Model Railroad Museum, which was amaze. I love model railroads because they make you feel like a giant god peeking in on people’s lives.

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Truly, it was a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to be a program participant at SDCC! But this little introvert is ready to spend a week at home and get back to work. You can catch me on my favorite podcast, The Shipping Room, later this week, where we’ll be talking about my book and my favorite ships!

I hope you have a great week! Keep on BAMFing, and be kind to yourself! If you have a fangirl dilemma, my mailbox is always open! I’ll be answering more questions soon.




Important Book Announcements!

June 13, 2016 § 1 Comment


Hi all,

Pub day for The Fangirl Life is coming soon, on July 5th! Many of you have already pre-ordered and provided incredible help promoting the book on Twitter, Tumblr, Facebook, and Instagram. Thank you, thank you, thank you.

I have some very exciting book-related news and more to come soon! Here’s what’s going on right now.


July 13th, East City Bookshop, Washington, DC – I will be discussing and signing The Fangirl Life at this brand new bookstore on Capitol Hill. The store is also hosting a Fangirl Trivia Competition with prizes! The event is free and you can RSVP here.

July 22-24, Comic-Con International, San Diego, CA – Yes, I will be at Comic Con this year promoting my book. More info soon about my schedule!

I will continue to add events soon, so stay tuned!


Penguin is giving away ten copies of The Fangirl Life on Goodreads! Enter here if you live in the US, and stay tuned for more giveaways on Twitter.


Everyone who pre-orders the book will receive a digital workbook full of extra questions and exercises that accompany each chapter.


It doesn’t matter where you order, or whether it’s paperback or ebook. All you have to do is email me at saying you’ve pre-ordered (no receipt needed) and I’ll send you the workbook on pub day, July 5th!


I’ve been publishing a series of essays about fangirling on Medium. Check them out.

Signs You’re Trapped in a Fan Fiction

Fictional Women Make Me Brave

Fangirling Isn’t a Waste of Time 

Why I Will Never Stop Being a Shipper

Why Fangirling Is Better In Your 30s

What To Do When Your TV Show Gets Cancelled 

That’s all for now. Hit me up on Twitter or send me a message if you have any questions!



March 18, 2016 § 2 Comments


This weekend I’ll be at C2E2 in Chicago, handing out book promo materials like a fangirl missionary. Chances are if you’re visiting this page for the first time, I have or someone on the BAMF squad has accosted you about this little beauty.

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I wanted to answer some questions I’ve gotten about The Fangirl Life, for new folks and those who visit regularly.

When is your book coming out? 

July 5th! Although if you’re lucky you might win an Advanced Reader Copy on goodreads! We’re giving away 15!

What can the book do for me? 

It can teach you how to use your fangirl passions to conquer in your own life.  How to be the BAMF in your own story.

Where can I buy it? 

EVERYWHERE. No seriously. You can buy the paperback or ebook online on the Penguin site, Amazon, Barnes and Noble, Books a Million, Indiebound, Target, Powells, etc. Or you can pre-order it through your local bookstore!

I don’t live in the United States. Can I still buy it? 

OF COURSE. Most major book sites should have it listed already. If all else fails, it will be on your country’s Amazon page.

Why should I pre-order? 

Because YAS? Everyone who pre-orders will receive a fun BAMF workbook pdf that contains unicorn questions and exercises that accompany each chapter! Consider it an investment in your future. Also, the success of books largely depends on pre-orders these days. So if you know you’re going to buy it, it helps me out the most if you buy early.

May I see what’s inside the book? 

Yes. Check out the hashtag #fangirllifebook on Twitter, Tumblr, Instagram, and Facebook. I post pictures daily of text and the amazing art in the book.

Why did you write the book? 

I’m a student of psychotherapy, a profession whose efforts could be summed up with one simple question—what motivates people? After many years in graduate school I realized I had never asked myself that question? Story is what motivates me. Story is powerful, and it doesn’t matter whether it’s coming from across the table or my Netflix account. I think all too often, fangirls fail to remember in our own lives that the bad weeks are part of a larger story. A story where you are your author, your protagonist and your audience. So I wanted to create a guide for them to see how their fictional passions could be the fuel for their own stories—their romantic lives, their career pursuits, and their own personal wellness.

Am I too old for this book? 

Never! In many ways this book is a letter to all my fangirl friends, young and old. Much of the advice is geared toward adulting strategies and career endeavors. It’s not a how-to guide for new fangirls. It’s a what-now? guide for those who know the game and want to grow as women.

I think I have a fangirl problem. Can I write to you? 


Thanks, friends. If you have any more questions, hit me up @fangirltherapy on Twitter, or email me at

Kathleen in 2016

January 25, 2016 § Leave a comment

Hi friends! I haven’t done an update in a while because I’ve been busy answering your angsty questions. Thanks as always for sending them! I’ll be responding to a few later this week.

2015 was a great year. I sold my book to a publisher, I wrote the damn thing, and I learned all about the publishing business and unlocked whole new levels of anxiety in my busy little head. My writing was featured on websites like Salon, The Mary Sue, Counseling Today, Bustle, and many others. I fell in love with a new heroine, climbed a mountain, went to Corgi Con, and got engaged. I GOT TO BE IN THE SAME ROOM WITH CHRISTINE BARANSKI. So yeah. WELL DONE 2015.


Is this real life? 

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