Hi, my name is Kate.
I write young adult and middle grade speculative fiction ranging from cozy mysteries with ghosts to supernatural thrillers with immortals and shapeshifters. I also write weird and creepy short stories, the stranger the better. In January 2018, I graduated from Vermont College of Fine Arts with an MFA in Writing from the Children’s and Young Adult program. My manuscript, THE LOCKSMITH, won the 2017 SCBWI Work-in-Progress award for YA Fiction.
I grew up in and around Detroit, Michigan, and headed east for college at Drew University. Since then I’ve lived in New York City, Minneapolis, Seattle, and the Park City area in Utah. I’ve recently moved back to Minneapolis with my husband, cat, and dog. I’m a voracious reader across age ranges and genres, and a bit of a television junkie. I’m also a certified yoga teacher (RYT-500) and former personal trainer. I keep a regular yoga practice, love to hike and snowshoe, and sometimes I knit.
Quick Facts: I’m mixed White/Filipino. My pronouns are she/her. I’m an INFJ/P, a Gryffinclaw, and a Gemini.
Favorite Songs: Just Like Heaven by The Cure, Learning to Fly by Tom Petty
Favorite Movies: The Italian Job, Practical Magic, Arrival, Good Will Hunting
Favorite Currently-Airing Television Shows: Grey’s Anatomy, Stranger Things, 9-1-1, Ted Lasso, Only Murders in the Building, The Bear
Favorite Books: THE BLUE SWORD and SUNSHINE by Robin McKinley, BONE GAP by Laura Ruby, DAUGHTER OF SMOKE AND BONE by Laini Taylor, THE SCORPIO RACES by Maggie Stiefvater, NINTH HOUSE by Leigh Bardugo, A COURT OF MIST AND FURY by Sarah J. Maas, SPIRIT AND DUST and TEXAS GOTHIC by Rosemary Clement-Moore, ANNA AND THE FRENCH KISS by Stephanie Perkins, BETWEEN SHADES OF GRAY by Ruta Sepetys, THE ONION GIRL by Charles de Lint, LULLABY by Chuck Palahnuik, THE HALLOWEEN TREE by Ray Bradbury, THE GIRLS’ GUIDE TO HUNTING AND FISHING by Melissa Bank, THIS IS HOW YOU LOSE THE TIME WAR by Amal El-Mohtar and Max Gladstone, THE INVISIBLE LIFE OF ADDIE LARUE by Victoria Schwab