Katherine received her MFA in fiction from Northern Michigan University. Her thesis project was a novel adapting the legend of the Norse hero Sigurd. She chose this legend for its grit and complexity and, of course, for the dragon brooding over his cursed treasure hoard. She enjoys studying the craft of adaptation and the ways writers use existing materials. A few of her influences are Elizabeth Cunningham, Ursula K. LeGuin, and John Gardner.
Katherine’s teaching interests include composition and creative writing. She finds beginning writers to be the most exciting to teach and particularly enjoys guiding them through their first semester of drafting and workshop.
In her free time, Katherine rides her horse or her bike, persists with her cat training experiments, or finds other ways to enjoy the natural world.