Kate in the media:
An interview about the impetus for Elmer Left, how Kate writes, self-publishing, and finding inspiration in smashed bugs. Elmer Left was formerly printed under the name Kate Leibfried.
New York Writers Workshop
New York, NY
November 1-3, 2013
Ten Thousand Lines Release Party
Author Discusses Debut Book, Self-Publishing
"For Grand Rapids native Kate Leibfried [Bitters], her debut novel “Elmer Left” is a story that can really be about anyone, anywhere. Truly, the sign of good fiction is a story that a reader can put themselves into, but Leibfried [Bitters] tries to do this quite deliberately. The story of a 78-year-old man who decides to run away from home, she argues that it’s never to late to come of age. The idea is that anyone, regardless of how old they may be, can relate to Elmer in some way. And it’s easy to put yourself in his shoes; he’s from the town of Here. And when he leaves, he goes to the city of There."
Read the full article HERE.
From Itasca County Community Television:
Self-Publishing: A Story
The Community Room at the Grand Rapids Area Library was filled with people on Monday, December 10. They were gathered there to hear author Kate Leibfried [Bitters] talk about self-publishing her first book, “Elmer Left”. During her presentation she discussed the process involved with both self-publishing and traditional publishing, as well as the benefits and challenges of each.
The full story can be found HERE.