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Katie is a kindergarten teacher, freelance writer, and mom to three children.

She’s an aspiring picture book author writing stories of all kinds. Especially nature themed and stories that make children laugh.

Katie enjoys hiking, biking, cooking, and exploring the national parks with her family. She also loves learning about how to protect our beautiful planet and finding ways to share these big ideas with the little ones shaping the future of our world.

Katie has an M.A. in elementary education with an undergrad in journalism.  She has also spent many summers working for a non-profit organization educating children about gardening.

She is an active member of SCBWI and Julie Hedlund’s 12 X 12 Picture Book Challenge. Katie is a PBParty contest finalist in 2022 and was a runner-up in the 2021 PBParty contest. Her articles and stories have appeared on parenting websites such as Motherly, Run Wild My Child, and Focus on the Family. She’s also a contributing writer for the upcoming Prickly Pear Kids magazine.