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January 20, 2010


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Kathy Crowley (@OnLocustStreet)

Kristin -- Interesting post -- I didn't know she had remarried. Great story.


Thanks for posting this. I don't know a lot about her and I actually feel kind of ashamed that I've never read any of her writing. Time to change that. I also love the quote that the 'material chooses you'. It often does feel that way when you're writing about topics that are hard on your psyche.

Delia Lloyd

Thanks for flagging this article, Kristen. I hadn't see the article and love reading about other writers' work habits. She is a true inspiration in so many ways...


Delia Lloyd

Kristin Bair O'Keeffe

Thanks, all, for checking in and reading about JCO. I'd love to hunker down with her over a cup of tea or maybe head out on a hike with her. So much to learn...about writing and life.


JC Oates is my favourite writer for many years. I wish her all of the best for the future. You are never too old to embark on a new adventure. I am 72 and are doing just that.

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  • Kristin Bair O'Keeffe

Kristin Bair O'Keeffe
Shanghai, China

I live in Shanghai, China, with my Irish
husband and Vietnamese daughter.
Throughout the past four years, I've
crisscrossed the globe more times than
I can count, and while doing so, have
discovered what a kooky, miraculous,
and lovely place our world is. My experiences
enlighten me, inspire me, and crack me up.