About Me

 Welcome to Kate the {Almost} Great!

Kate the (Almost) Great is a lifestyle blog focusing on writing, chronic health issues, and the millennial life. I use my experience as a published author, a former English teacher, and a chronic pain patient to help you. Whether that’s with living with a chronic illness or improving your writing, finding your next book to read or getting more blog traffic, I can make it a bit easier.

What This Blog Has:
Writing and blogging tips
– Stories about and tips for living with chronic illness
– General lifestyle things like my fall essentials, note-taking tips, book reviews, makeup, and more

Who I Am:

– Kate, a twenty-something who loves books
– Live in Boston, raised in Maine, went to college in Nashville, Tennessee
– Been in pain since 2001 (rheumatoid arthritis, fibromyalgia, and endometriosis)
– Published 2 books, a novel and a grammar guide
– Studied secondary education and English in college at Vanderbilt University and got my MA in English from Boston College
– Taught 9th grade English and quit because of health problems
– Advocate for patients with arthritis and chronic pain
– Fan of New England and Vanderbilt sports teams
– Lover of preppy and classic style + makeup


Get to know me better through these posts

A Reintroduction

Let’s Fall in Love with Each Other

Year 14 of Pain

My Style Is My Own

Who Am I?


Why do I blog? First and foremost, I’m a writer. It’s what I do. So why would I leave that to the novels that come out once every couple of years?

I also believe that everyone can improve the world, and writing is a way to do that. One way that I try is through my advocacy for arthritis patients. I’m so passionate about this because I have rheumatoid arthritis and fibromyalgia. I’ve been treated pretty horribly in the past, and I don’t want anyone to have to go through these kinds of situations.

There are some other things you should probably know about me, as these will definitely come up at some point during our time together. I love the Oxford comma and beauty products and fashion. I firmly believe in the power of a good cup of coffee. I’m in a committed relationship with the Boston Red Sox.

Fenway Park

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