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The talk I gave at TEDx Monterey in April is now available online! “Maxed Out: Changing the Conversation About Women and Work.” If you like it, please share it.


MAXED OUT in New York Times Motherlode

by Katrina on November 5, 2013

I’m thrilled and honored that my book is getting some New York Times love. Read it here: “Being A Working Mother Means Always Having to Say You’re Sorry.” There’s an interesting back story to this story. Two months ago, K.J. Dell’Antonia from the New York Times parenting blog, Motherlode, interviewed me by phone. She’d just finished reading an advance copy […]


What I’ve Been Up to Lately

by Katrina on October 30, 2013

Years ago I caught part of an interview Josh Kornbluth did with Barbara Boxer on a local PBS show. Kornbluth (a Bay Area writer) was asking the congresswoman how she finds the will to keep going when people are always looking for opportunities to put down women like her, women in power. Boxer said something […]


Free Audiobook Giveaway!

by Katrina on September 16, 2013

—Comments closed as of 10/1/13; Winner to be announced 10/2/13 — People tried to talk me out of narrating my own audiobook. They said it would be really hard, it would take forever, and I would be better off hiring professional “voice talent” to read it for me. They had a point, but I couldn’t […]

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What About Dads?

by Katrina on September 4, 2013

Tuesday’s book launch event was a smashing success. We ran out of chairs so people stood in the back or sat on the floor. People laughed in all the right places when I read, which made me feel like all was right in the world. There were piles of Maxed Out at 7 pm; by […]


East Bay Event and Other Book Buzz

by Katrina on August 28, 2013

Book Launch Event in Berkeley! I will be giving my first-ever bookstore reading at Books Inc, the West’s Oldest Independent Bookseller. After the reading, Joan Blades, co-founder of, will be joining me to answer questions. Please come! WHEN: Tues. 9/3 at 7pm WHERE: Books Inc on 4th St. in Berkeley, CA Future author-related events […]


Let’s Make a “Book Bomb”!

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by Katrina on August 20, 2013

I’m pleased to announce that my first book, Maxed Out: American Moms on the Brink, is now available for purchase! Amazon | Barnes & Noble | Indiebound | Books-a-Million | Powells The audiobook is now available as well on Amazon, Audible, and iTunes. Please buy Maxed Out today. Then tell all your friends about it. […]

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