ABOUT

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Hello out there!

Welcome to the prerequisite “about me” page. Here is the short(ish) version.

I’m Katherine. I’m a full-time writer, part-time vampire slayer and proud chocoholic. I live in Maine where the weather is moody, the waves are rough and the ghosts of local legends will run you off Thrill Hill if you’re not careful.

Before I found my path, I tried my best to write stories that didn’t involve magic, monsters or madness but no matter what I did the strange and the supernatural crept back onto the page. A ghost on a revenge mission interrupted my star-crossed love story. An undercover angel working a case in Boston demanded more representation in my comics. And the Beast of Ruin (a recovering people-eater) politely requested that I just get on it with it and tell her tale.

So I embraced the weird and now I write stories about all the unexpected places where the mysteries of the backend of reality meet our very real human struggle. I’m drawn to tales of spitfire girls and survivors, parallel dimensions, complicated families, new twists on old magic, the dreamy and dark shades of New England and the unlikely heroes who choose (not just the ones who are chosen).

For those of you who want a little more…

By day I work as a copywriter and content strategist. I specialize in story, strategy and content development. I write for think tanks like MIT, global brands like Bose, Aflac and Disney, tech startups and media outlets.  Prior to this I worked in corporate marketing and film and television development. I’m a Dramatic Lit & Film Studies graduate of New York University and during my pound-the-pavement years in Los Angeles I worked for television producers, cutting my teeth on every story in the slush pile of screenplays and manuscripts (and celebrated with awkward air fist pumps every time a story that delivered all the feels made it through the gauntlet of Hollywood). There was also that month I worked as a stand-in on a TV show and moonlighted as the worst fake stunt woman in the history of fake stunt women (see FUN FACTS below).

I’m also a wellness warrior. Sometimes I like to don my super hero cape to support organizations that use the power of writing and art to help others heal. I can decode a medical lab like a pro and I’m not afraid to go toe-to-toe with the nasty dragons feeding on the healthcare system.

I think I always knew, even when I tried everything else under the sun, that the writer’s journey was for me. Stories have the power to ignite hearts, open minds and bring joy. Who wouldn’t want a little more of that?

Fun facts

Thanks to a power outage on the night I was born, the hospital staff was forced to perform a very complex procedure called Eenie Meenie Miney Mo to pick my birth date. This explains everything.

Adaptive sports are my jam and I’m passionate about programs that help veterans and their families transform obstacles into opportunities.

Surfing is my nirvana.

I earned my first Hollywood paycheck riding a horse in a made-for-television movie. I rode the horse into a fence. Let’s just say I’m better off behind the camera.

I’ve called New York City, Los Angeles, San Francisco and Boston home. But nothing compares to a perfect day of waves at my hometown beach break.