Next Letter in the Mail: Katharine Coldiron


Our next Letter in the Mail is from author Katharine Coldiron! Katharine writes to us about binging the television show Star Trek: Voyager, and about the importance of letting our characters—and ourselves—make mistakes and experience failure.

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Katharine Coldiron is the author of Ceremonials (Kernpunkt Press), an SPD fiction best-seller. Her work as a book critic has appeared in the Washington Post, The Believer, The Guardian, and many other places. She lives in California and at


Photograph of Katharine Coldiron by Barbara Manuel Potter.