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An Author/Illustrator with a background in Communication, Education and Theater, whose personal experience parenting a child with Autism as well as a child without has led her to create stories to help children navigate their complex emotions while teaching them to celebrate the uniqueness of themselves.
Katie has a degree from Keystone College in Communications as well as an Elementary Education Certification for K-6.
She studied Theater at Mansfield University and for her professional development was grateful to have received training in Effective Leadership and Communication skills from some of the best in their fields at Lehigh University's Iacocca Institute. In college she and some friends ran a nonprofit theater group which earned money for local charities, called the footlights players. She also heads up a local group for parents with children on the spectrum and teaches a small, inclusive, preschool class based in drama and play therapy for children both on and off the spectrum. Prior to staying home to care for her children, she was the Engineering Facilitator for PBS 39 in Bethlehem, PA.
She lives for both the quiet moments and those filled with raucous laughter. She also indulges in too much coffee and chocolate while living in Carbondale, Pennsylvania with her husband, two beautiful children and her cat, Mrs. Norris.