Katie is the award-winning author of middle grade sci-fi adventures, The Countdown Conspiracy and The Seismic Seven. She is also an educator at the Museum of Science in Boston, where she coordinates school visits, does presentations with alligators, lightning, and liquid nitrogen (not usually at the same time), and flies folks through space. Academically trained as a paleontologist, Katie quickly realized she had too much curiosity to stick to just one science field and left the research world to pursue a life of teaching (and learning!) all types of science.


Katie has worked in zoos and museums since age 11. She earned a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Michigan, and a Masters degree in Paleoanthropology from Stony Brook University. Her love of science has only ever been rivaled by her love of storytelling, and combining them was the biggest EUREKA! moment of her life.

Katie lives just outside Boston with her two completely absurd cats, Galileo and Darwin. She is represented by Ammi-Joan Paquette of the Erin Murphy Literary Agency.


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Background photo credits: NASA and my own images. Hint: mine are the ones taken on planet Earth.