Kate Walter is the author of the memoir Looking for a Kiss: A Chronicle of Downtown Heartbreak and Healing (Heliotrope Books , 2015). Looking for a Kiss details the break up of the author’s 26 year lesbian relationship and how she rebuilt her life emotionally and financially after being left broke and broken hearted. Her book has a hopeful message for anyone single after being in a long term relationship: you can heal you life and land up in a better place. Kate’s essays and opinion pieces have appeared in The New York Times, Newsday, New York Daily News, AM-NY, the Advocate, and many other outlets. An award-winning writer who specializes in essays, memoir and creative nonfiction, Kate teaches writing at CUNY and NYU. Kate has been living in Manhattan since 1975 when she escaped across the river from New Jersey.