About Katie

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Photo credit – Claire Buys at Claire Marika Photography.

I’M A WRITER

I love to write action-packed speculative fiction that explores Non-Western cultures and features characters from diverse backgrounds. I’m Ngāi Tahu through my mother’s line, and my Māori heritage inspires most of my projects. You can read a list of my publications, interviews, and guest posts here.

I’M A TEACHER

I have a Ph.D. in English with an emphasis in medieval and early modern literature and an Honors B.A. in English and French. I’ve taught multiple classes on literature, composition, and history, and one of my favorite things is helping students learn to become close readers and better writers.

I’M AN ADVENTURER

I love to explore the outdoors and always jump at the chance to travel somewhere new. I’m an amateur nature photographer, avid hiker, and aspiring paddleboard yogi. I live in Los Angeles with my husband, our vivacious daughter, and a perpetually shedding Siberian Husky, who keep me well supplied with adventures.

HOW ABOUT YOU?

What makes you tick? If you could do anything in the world, what would it be? What role does writing currently play in your life? One of the best parts of this job is hearing about and learning from my readers, so please feel free to reach out to me via email or social media. I’d love to be friends.