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Kate was born and raised in Austin, Texas. She attended Chapman University where she studied Creative Writing. She now lives in Austin with her animal family and witch sisters. She loves coaching teen writers (particularly Own Voice writers), plant friends and black butterflies.


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Kate received NextGeneration's Young Author Award. Her novel Spelled received the Moonbeam Children's Books Silver Award and an IPPY Award for Young Adult Fiction. 


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Diversity within YA is the most important aspect of writing for Kate. She strives to include all orientations and ethnicities as main characters. Presenting cultures accurately and predominately is, to her, the most sacred duty for any writer. 

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