About This Blog

I’m Kay- also known as The Great Zambini- and Out of The Hat is a Creative Professional Lifestyle blog. I focus on creating content that will inspire artists, authors, actors, and all the other creatives in the world in their jobs and personal lives, and to help refuel the creative fires. I want to provide near magical solutions to everyday problems and generally think outside of the box. I really like thinking outside of the box. It confuses mimes everywhere.


About Me

In case you were curious, because this is a kind of abstract name, I am, in fact, not named Zambini. That’s completely a code name I made up for myself when I was eighteen because I thought it was very amusing. Honestly, I still think it’s very amusing, and it’s been a few years since I started- maybe I didn’t grow up as much as I thought I did if I still hang on to a crummy joke like that. I guess, just like trends, bad jokes never die. My actual name is Kay and I write full time as a professional writer, both on this website, and on K.G.Wilkie to write about my adventures writing YA novels, and I write said novels. It’s more than any decent sensible human would sign themself up for- especially when you consider that it’s now officially my job to keep up all the social media outlets for two different writing outlets as well. I took a short break on this blog (2 years) while I was grinding through college but now I’m back full time so there will be no radio silence ever again.

Except maybe when I’m sick. I decided to become a full time writer because it is one of the most schedule flexible careers in the world and is perfectly suited to people who have chronic immune disease and can become bedridden unexpectedly at any time throughout the year, so this may occasionally affect my writing frequency. This also might mean that I write some posts ahead of time, but I promise all of it is real content I think should be shared and none of it is boring filler material. I believe in being fully transparent to my readers so I wanted to admit that I am not perfect and may never have a perfect daily upload schedule like I’d prefer to do but I will post at least weekly even when I don’t feel too hot so if that’s not dedication to my work I don’t know what is.

I do a lot of different styles of writing, from poetry to novels to blogging to live storytelling which isn’t technically writing at all, so don’t be surprised if there’s a variety in content on here. That said going forward I have determined to limit how much creative writing I post on this blog specifically and focus instead mainly on my nonfiction tutorials and educational posts so you’ll have to click over to my writing blog if you miss my fiction posts (though you can still access all of them in my archives because I couldn’t bear to delete them).

In case the name made you curious, I am not a magician. I’m actually completely terrible at magic tricks though my neighbor growing up was a professional magician and he tried his darnedest to teach me. I do, however, think some of my solutions and posts are pretty magical, so that’s where the name came from.

Stay Connected

Out of The Hat content can be found through this blog, a Twitter, and a Pinterest .  All of them are under the name The Great Zambini. If you look at the sidebar to the right, you should also be able to follow my posts through email. If you want to follow all the other brands (they are all just me working like a madwoman in different categories, it’s not like a corporate brand and I don’t have employees or anything like that) I keep tucked in my hat you can look me up on my author blog. If you have any other questions or just want to give a shout out I love hearing from people so feel free to contact me below.





    1. As a matter of fact, I`m not. I found the sign up took effort, and it really wasn`t necessary. There`s a very vibrant and active Craigslist community around here, and all kinds of really good stuff shows up for free. For example, I got a (new) Bosch dishwasher for free, because the people who owned it got a new color scheme in their kitchen. Stuff like that happens all of the time. It`s crazy, but I benefit a lot from it!

  1. ooh i love your blog! I am also a casual geek – atm Im into Star Trek:TNG – really looking forward to watching season 5. Haven’t seen the Hobbit yet cos live in the country where cinemas are like an old projector and a few wooden stools. Waiting for the DVD to enjoy the film in the luxuries of home.

    1. I haven`t actually seen the latest incarnation of Start Trek at all! I saw the original season (I was hog tied down and couldn`t avoid it) and the 80`s version (I decided Sci Fi may not be the worst thing ever invented after watching the original), but I really don`t watch television that much in general. I`m rather proud that my geekiness is usually limited more to books than what I watch, both in Sci Fi and Manga geekiness!

  2. Hi Zambini, thanks for your visit on my blog! I wanted to let you know I’ve visit your blog also and I am curious what you are going to do with recycling, what you will let us see. It’s a great subject, success! x Cynthia

  3. I’m sorry I didn’t notice your posts… I like your mirror, it’s nice. It’s a pity you don’t have a picture of the room divider too.. And I’m happy that I am inspiring someone else, thank you! You are inspiring me as well to try to do something with cardboard!

  4. hi again TheGreatZambini, i really enjoyed the conversation thread we shared on my blog, and just wanted to visit a bit to ty for following my poetry and artwork. encouragement is always really appreciated.

  5. As promised I dedicateda borscht recipe to you on my blog today. I linkde you but am not sure if you will get it so you can find it at frenchgardenerdishes.wordpress.com and it’s Pretty in Pink Al Fresco Lunch

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