Katherine grew up in San Diego, California. After studying English and Spanish at Duke University, she moved to London to earn an MA in Latin American Literature — and ended up staying in the UK for 17 years.
She began working in children’s publishing over 15 years ago at Macmillan, and went on to run the picture book list at Simon & Schuster before becoming editorial director at Scholastic. She has written over 100 novelty books. Her first picture book, Troubletops and the New Baby (Scholastic), was shortlisted for the Heart of Hawick book award. She now lives in North Carolina with her husband, two young daughters, and a lot of trees.