Hello. I’m Kate (not Katherine, or Kaitlin...plain Kate). I’m a writer and communications professional by trade and an anthropologist (of sorts) by training. 


I’ve written about education, politics, relationships, race, science, health—and cab drivers, parents, adolescents, homeless women and others. You can read some of those things here. Random House named me one of the Best New Voices of 2006 (thanks!), and on stage, my plays have been produced Off and Off-Off Broadway. I’ve also written both fiction and non-fiction for the educational market, and have taught theatre, literacy and creative writing to kids in Boston, New York and London. I didn’t love middle school but I love middle schoolers.


I grew up in Cambridge, MA and got my BA in American studies from Yale. From 2008-2009, I was a recipient of the Weidenfeld Scholarship at Oxford, where I received a master’s degree in social anthropology.


My first novel, RULES FOR FIFTY-FIFTY CHANCES, will be published by Farrar, Straus & Giroux Books for Young Readers in 2015. I’m represented by the most excellent Mollie Glick at Foundry Literary + Media.