Academic Catalog

Award-winning poet Kate Gray’s debut novel, Carry the Sky, is represented in the new Perseus Academic 2016 catalog, featuring selected titles from independent publishers. “We decided it was essential to highlight Kate’s powerful boarding school story in the gender and sexuality studies section of the catalog,” said Publisher Laura Stanfill. “Protagonist Taylor Alta loses the woman she loves in the […]

Carry the Sky hits the Literary Arts Summer Reading list

Kate Gray’s Carry the Sky, an unblinking look at boarding school bullying, continues to reach new readers and earn momentum. Just in the past two weeks, we’ve heard from a gushing bookseller and a few reviewers, and Kate is scheduled to appear at two events in Connecticut later this month. Here are a few of […]

Carry the Sky Tops a List of “Outsider Fiction”

Carry the Sky by Kate Gray is being featured on a list of “outsider”-themed novels put together by a Multnomah County librarian. “Sometimes it’s easiest to truly see a family, a culture, a society from the outside looking in,” writes the librarian, Alison K. “Here’s a list of books about people who are ostracized because […]

Beth Kephart on Carry the Sky

Author Beth Kephart wrote a beautiful, gracious blog post about Forest Avenue Press and Kate Gray‘s Carry the Sky. Here’s part of what she had to say: “Yesterday and early this morning I’ve been reading Carry the Sky, this newly launched novel. Gray is a poet all right—a fierce one, a smart one, a writer who knows […]

Writing Under Pressure

Christi Craig of Writing Under Pressure interviewed Kate Gray, author of Carry the Sky; comment before tomorrow for a chance to win a book. “Grief is like the crystal from a chandelier,” Kate writes in response to one of Christi’s questions. “It takes your pain and projects it in many directions at once. Taylor and Song are […]