Katherine is a contemplative writer and holistic teacher. (Fall 2022 note: who also LOVES Halloween & most things horror esp. if feminist & queer & WHO ALSO URGES YOU TO VOTE FOR OUR LIVES THIS NOVEMBER!)
Katherine is the author of the critically-acclaimed YA contemporary novels, HOW TO BE BRAVE (2015) and THE BEST POSSIBLE ANSWER (2016), both from St. Martin’s Press/Griffin Teen. She is also the writer, voice, and co-creator of Yoga with Eleonora on PillowFortTV and the co-writer with Vanitha Swaminathan of the forthcoming picture book, A RAINBOW INSIDE MY BODY, illustrated by Holly Hatam (Viking 2024).
In addition to her current position as Associate Professor of English at Pasadena City College, Katherine is proud of her work as a middle, high school, and community college teacher for over two decades. Katherine holds an M.A. in English from the University of California, Irvine as well as an M.S. in Kinesiology, with a focus on Integrative Wellness, from Point Loma Nazarene University.
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After working for over 22 years as a critically-acclaimed writer and award-winning teacher, I am pleased to offer creativity coaching and editorial services. As a writer for children, young adult, and adult audiences as well as a creative writing teacher for grades pre-K through college, I have a deep understanding of the writing process from the first conception of an idea, through drafting and revision, all the way to submission and/or publication.
As a yoga teacher and wellness coach, I am particularly sensitive to the emotional aspect of writing, and I love working with both burgeoning and experienced writers as they hone their skills, develop their confidence, and most exciting of all, find their voice.
Critically-acclaimed writer, published by St. Martin's Press, Penguin/Viking, PillowFort TV, and more
M.A. English // M.S. Kinesiology, Integrative Wellness
Professor of English and Creative Writing, over 15 years; pre-K, middle school, high school, and college teacher, over 22 years
ACE-Certified Wellness Coach and Yoga Teacher (RYT-200), speciality in intellectual and creative wellness
The L.A. Music Center's Bravo Award Winning Teacher of the Year