Katie Davis is the author/illustrator of over a dozen traditionally published books for children, from picture books to middle grade and young adult novels. They’ve sold over 755,000 copies worldwide, which is why she self-published How to Write a Children's Book and How to Promote Your Children's Book, both #1 Amazon bestsellers.
Because Katie’s secret superpower is her ability to teach writers about writing, tech, and marketing their books, she created digital self-led courses and products for writers such as How to Create Your Author Platform (and Market Your Books without Being Pushy), Video Idiot Boot Camp, and Launch Your Book Blueprint. She’s also co-created the largest and first live online conference of its kind, Picture Book Summit.
Even though Katie’s podcast, Brain Burps About Books, has just ended its six-year run, it still consistently ranks in the top 10 book-related categories. She has appeared regularly on WTNH recommending children’s books and recently made her first TEDx talk, The Positive Power of Procrastination (and How to Use it for Good, Not Evil).
Katie has been honored to speak everywhere from the TEDx stage, to a maximum security prison, to elementary schools, to university level, including UCONN and Yale, and has keynoted conferences and fundraising galas.
Using her now not-so-secret superpower allowed Katie and her husband, Jerry Davis, to take over the 47-year-old Institute of Children’s Literature and its sister school, the Institute for Writers, where, as of this writing, 470,027 people have taken college level writing courses and learned to write for both children and adults.