All About Katie
My story, my connections, my books, my c.v.—all in one place. Read on.
Last updated: July 2019
Katie is a bestselling novelist, essayist, and attorney in Chapel Hill, North Carolina. She is the author of fiction, including Entanglement (2015), Chasing Chaos (2016), Fallout Girl (2018), and Take Your Charming Somewhere Else (2020), all from Blue Crow Books. She is also the author of the #1 Amazon bestseller Life of the Mind Interrupted: Essays on Mental Health and Disability in Higher Education (2017), The Freelance Academic: Transform Your Creative Life and Career (2019), and Even If You’re Broken: Essays on Sexual Assault and #MeToo (2019), also from Blue Crow Books.
Katie has written regularly for Catapult, The Chronicle of Higher Education, Quartz, The Toast, and Women in Higher Education, and other national venues. She is the founder and co-editor-in-chief of Disability Acts magazine (disabilityacts.com). After publishing her first novels with a small press, she co-founded Blue Crow Publishing, LLC, with Lauren Faulkenberry in 2017, which has published many bestselling and award-winning titles.
Katie attended boarding school for four years at Westtown School, a Friends school outside of Philadelphia, after which she attended Duke University. She earned her master’s degree in creative writing from the Writing Seminars at Johns Hopkins, where she attended on a fellowship, and her law degree from UNC School of Law. After law school, she clerked for a federal judge, practiced law, and earned her doctorate from UNC-Greensboro in English, specializing in Rhetoric and Composition. After graduating, she joined the faculty at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where taught in the English Department and the law school. She now writes full time and raises two incredible children alongside a house full of shelter pets, while teaching as an adjunct at the law school.
Katie is a member of the Tall Poppy Writers (tallpoppies.org), a community of women writers committed to connecting authors with each other and with readers. Stay in touch with Katie via her email letter, Writing Isn’t Sexy: pryalnews.com.