Kate is an author of young adult fiction and an acquiring editor at Entangled Publishing. Her debut YA romance, How We Fall, is now available from Merit Press, an imprint of Simon and Schuster.
As a child, Kate spent a lot of time in her local library, wandering the shelves and discovering all kinds of stories about all kinds of people. She grew up in the hills of Missouri on twenty acres with a big pear tree, cats, dogs, chickens, rabbits, and bottle calves. An incurable love for seeing real life through the pages of a book drew her to writing fiction, and at fifteen she decided she wanted someone to find her own books by searching through the shelves of a library. She’s been writing ever since, and she’s not going to stop until she can no longer put one word after another.
Kate has taught high school English and fiction workshops at her library, runs the group industry blog Publishing Hub, and loves attending writing conferences and book fairs. She’s also an advocate for domestic abuse victims and poverty eradication, and she volunteers with a grassroots nonprofit, One Body One Hope, which creates community-to-community relationships in Monrovia, Liberia, for infrastructure redevelopment and education. She also has recently started working with Amnesty International.
She lives in South Dakota with her partner and their Siberian husky. They do a lot of traveling to visit her partner’s family in the Dominican Republic, and to visit Kate’s family and friends, which against her advice, scattered all over the U.S. In her spare time, she makes three-tier cakes, hunts down new music, and reads just about everything.
Kate loves humans, good whiskey, dark chocolate, LGBTQIAP advocacy, everything about autumn, bright colors, red maple trees, civic engagement, superstitions, ghost stories, anything Harry Potter, night skies, pie, and talking about books. She’s working hard on her next few novels, and if you see her, say hello, because she’d love to take you out for coffee and ask you what you’re reading.