My website is about people and how we communicate through language and culture. I’d love to connect with you.

As a Californian in Germany, I’ve also spent well over a decade finding out how Germans tick. I’m both German and American. Or perhaps I’m neither. But frankly, it doesn’t matter: I’m just Kate.

Current Projects

Coming Soon!

Read an excerpt from my forthcoming debut novel,

Between the Lines

My word plays offer a particular –
or perhaps peculiar – perspective on people.


Germans don’t put mustard on their sandwiches, but do wear spandex when riding their e-bikes on Sunday afternoons. On YouTube, I share my take on Germans’ funny, cute (and annoying) quirks.


What’s important to us says a lot about who we are. Explore Germany’s diversity one person at a time, based on this one question: What was the most meaningful thing you’ve done in the past 24 hours?


Got a business trip to Germany? Then you’ll want to learn these practical phrases and cultural tips first. My #RealGerman series is not based on text books – but on my 15 years of real-life experience living in Germany.

Learn English

With its tricky verb tenses and spelling exceptions, English can be harder than it seems. In this German-language YouTube series, I share some of the pitfuls of learning English, as well as fun and useful idioms.