Katharine Valentino

In earlier years, I worked at menial jobs, after which I acquired a BA degree in journalism. For the next 20 years, I worked at slightly more interesting technical jobs and as a reporter and graphic designer for local newspapers and magazines. I retired in 2018, moved to the backwoods of Oregon, and for a few years worked as the website administrator and editor of a literary magazine that is now sunsetted.

These days, I edit articles for Politically Speaking, a Medium publication, and write political commentary and creative nonfiction. Medium recently notifed me that I'm now a top writer in politics. I also design Medium publications and build websites for people who I am happy to say become friends.

Some of my creative nonfiction and website designs are published here on Medium and on my website. Others can be found in various literary magazines and anthologies: Syndicated, Fifty Word Stories, Entropy, The Daily Abuse: Women’s Accounts of Sexual Violation, Groundwaters, Mothers Always Write, BONED: A collection of skeletal writings, Catapult, Sincerely Magazine, Oregon Humanities Magazine, Work Literary Magazine, Setting Forth—on a Literary Itinerary, TALES OF OUR LIVES — Fork in the Road, bioStories, Our Memoir Collection: Everybody Has a Story, and Cat Fancy Magazine. There may be more; I don't keep this list updated.

I write because I must; I edit for the same reason. But one thing I do for pure pleasure: Almost every day that it isn't raining or snowing here in my little Oregon retreat, I walk. I walk for miles with my beloved companion, my Silly Lilly.

Silly Lilly chases squirrels. In my old age now, I'm rather more sedate.

Medium member since September 2020

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Katharine Valentino

Katharine Valentino

Still trying for the words that make us do and feel good things. Owner at Publication Creators Hub. Editor at Politically Speaking. Top writer in politics.