kathryn-kefauver-goldbergI’m a writer, living in Berkeley, California, with my husband and twin sons.

A MacDowell Fellow and MFA graduate, my writing has been published in the New York Times and in numerous literary journals and anthologies, including The Sun, The Gettysburg Review, The Alaska Quarterly Review, and Best Women’s Travel Writing 2009.

I’m working on a memoir about the gritty miracle of modern medical babymaking, the story of my year of waiting without pants — first in doctors’ offices through IVF, then as a “high-risk” mom-to-be of multiples, and finally, in the hugeness of the last trimester.

I’m excited to be contributing regularly to The Huffington Post, and getting lots of feedback— from doctors, patients and parents alike—most recently on “20 Things I Wished I Could Say to My Fertility Doctor When I Was Her Patient,” and “A Twin Mom’s Post-Infertility Survivor Guilt.”

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“Her stories have heart, humor, and a keen eye for human foibles.”
—Sy Safransky,
Editor and Publisher of The Sun 

“A rare writer who can give us a particular story of a very particular family that ends up speaking volumes about the state of the family, our lives, and our culture.”
—Theo Pauline Nestor
Author of How to Sleep Alone in a King-Sized Bed and Writing is My Drink


How Technology Gave Me Family

I have a new story on The Huffington Post, just up today. Though people say technologies like online dating or IVF or C-sections unnaturally control things, the opposite is true. They open you to whole new levels of randomness, hazard, surprise and wonder. With IVF especially it felt like I spent a year at Reproductive Burning Man: with masses of people, piles of drugs, and anticipation of a final, cathartic event.

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