Katie is a bestselling novelist, essayist, and law professor 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 is a columnist for Catapult, The Chronicle of Higher Education, and Women in Higher Education, and she writes regularly for 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.

She now writes full time, runs a publishing company, teaches as an adjunct at UNC Law, and raises two incredible children alongside a house full of shelter pets.Katie is proud to be 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.

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