Kate Karyus Quinn has two college degrees, one a BFA in Theatre from Niagara University and the other an MFA in Film and Television Production from Chapman University. In addition, her short romantic fiction pieces have been published in Woman’s World magazine.
After growing up in the suburbs of Buffalo, NY, at age 22, Kate left her hometown for California and then Tennessee. However, just recently she
made the move back home, with a husband and two children in tow. She promised them wonderful people, amazing food, and weather that would... build character.
When not writing, Kate wishes she could say she was one of those outdoorsy athletic people. But she is not. Once a week she tries to get to the gym, and sometimes she even makes it there. When she isn't at the gym, Kate is doing what she truly loves - sitting on her butt, reading books, newspapers, blogs, or if there is nothing else nearby - the back of a cereal box.
Kate hasn't been a big believer in luck since third grade when she realized the purple rabbit's foot key-chain she'd purchased had once belonged to an actual real rabbit. Whether it's a rabbit's foot or another lucky charm, Kate has come to agree with humorist R.E. Shay that one should, "Depend on the rabbit's foot if you will, but remember it didn't work for the rabbit."
There are various places online where you can 'like' or 'follow' Kate. A few good places to start are: Goodreads, her blog, website, or Twitter.
Kate is represented by Alexandra Machinist of Janklow and Nesbit. Her book, ANOTHER LITTLE PIECE, will be published by HarperTeen in Summer 2013.