I’m Katie, and I’m so glad you’re here!
As a little girl, I loved to read by flashlight. And I have always written stories and poems. I have several completed children’s picturebook manuscripts and am in a SCBWI critique group. I am currently querying agents.
I studied English at the University of Virginia and fell in love with young adult literature (and my future husband!) when I was at William & Mary learning to become a secondary English teacher. Fourteen years, three teaching jobs, one baby boy, and two faculty positions later, I am happily an assistant professor of literacy at Elizabethtown College in Pennsylvania. I am also a trained reading specialist.
I started this blog to to share my ideas about writing and literacy; to review contemporary children’s, middle grades, and young adult literature for teachers and parents; to review professional books for teachers; and to share teaching ideas and resources for parents and teachers. Please follow me on Twitter @KCapLiteracy!