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I am an artist, an author, an epileptic, a jeweler, a mother, a wife, I make unique dichroic glass jewelry.


You can find me on Facebook and Twitter


I live with my kids, cats, and husband in Eerie, Pennsylvania.  I live in the state of motherhood, just like I live in my tree lined neighborhood.   My children keep me sane and drive me crazy.

I am an avid gardener.  Many days I can be found playing in the mud.  During harvest time, I obsessively preserve fruits and veggies for our long cold Erie winters.  I like to watch the snow fall and I like to walk the rocky shores of Lake Erie.  I have been known to bring home rocks and fossils bigger than I can carry.

Unfortunately, I have seizures.  It’s simply a part of my life, as much as every other thing.  I am an epileptic.  It does and does not define me.   It does affect me every day, like motherhood, like writing, like art, like clinical depression.  I am an honest and frank person.   I like to talk about it.  I like to write about it.

I write fiction and non-fiction.  I write essays, memoirs, novels, poetry, rants, raves, and short stories.  I write whatever catches my fancy.  And when I’m burned out on writing, I make whatever fanciful glass jewelry I can imagine.  I like things that sparkle.  I hang many crystal prisms in my windows.

Cat memes on the internet make me happy.  I would like to win the James Joyce Award for Literary Excellence.  I am quite proud of my own O’Leary heritage, if that helps.  I would love the chance to further research my Irish ancestory in the motherland!

You can message me at katfaerie@gmail.com.

Kathryn Slagle

9 responses to “About

  1. sdizquierdo@comcast.net

    I wanted to thank you for the words you write about epilepsy. When I read your blogs on epilepsy I fell as thou you are writing my exact thoughts and feelings. Your words give me comfort, thank you.

  2. Thank you! Reaching out to people who understand what I am going through brings me comfort too!

  3. Mary Moon

    It’s an honor to know you and a delightful experience to read the things you have shared with the world so far ^_^ you are so loved ❤

  4. helena mallett

    I love your openness … and what an array of creative talents you employ!

  5. I love your blog. I also have epilepsy. Its wonderful to read about someone that can put her feelings about epilepsy into words. Great Blog!

  6. When I’m reading your blog, I’m swept away in the moment of your story. I can relate to so many things you write about. I’d like to commend you on your litterary excellence! Please continue to share your blog. The world, including the medical field, need to read this!

  7. Thanks for all the effort you’ve put into this very articulate blog, it’s helped a lot with my research into my own broken brain 🙂

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