Kate Nordbye currently exists only as a figment of her own imagination. Prior to this, Kate, being the most intimidating person she knows, hired herself out to serve as a bodyguard (not stalker, as some have insinuated) for the Portland Fiction Project. Faulty morality led her to steal some of their greatest work and to submit it as her own to The Oregonian Editorial Page. In an attempt to curtail this behavior, Kate was allowed to join the Project and since then has been happily stealing her stories from small children and the medically uninsured. In an alternative reality, Kate is a writer, teacher, social worker, traveler, calligrapher, and has her orange belt in Kung Fu.