Hey, friends, I’m Katie. I’m a married mom of three awesome kids. We are a homeschooling family from Indianapolis, Indiana. I’ve lived in this area my whole life, and most of our family is still here.
I’ve been a writer since I was a little girl. I’ve written and self-published a number of books. My first two books were Going over Home and Going over Jordan, two young adult historical fiction novels, whose main characters are sisters. My third book was a children’s picture book based on the memoir of my great-great-great-grandmother, entitled When Mother Read Aloud: The Life Story of Almyra King Holsclaw. The title comes from the name of a poem her daughter wrote about her. Her memoir read like a children’s book, so I just had to make it into one. The book was illustrated by five local high school students. My fourth book is unpublished, to be kept in the family. It is entitled Shamrocks: A Memoir of Mothers and is based on my story as a mother and the stories of the women in my matrilineal line, tracing back to my fourth great-grandmother who came to America from Ireland.
Today I am writing two more young adult novels, The Grave on Tanager Drive and one affectionately called Maggie after the main character. I am a student at the Institute for Children’s Literature, working with a mentor who is a children’s book author. And very soon I will be attending Vermont College of Fine Arts in the Writing for Children & Young Adults MFA program.
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