SPOTLIGHT: Katherine Center

KatherinecenterLast month Keris raved about Katherine Center's debut novel, The Bright Side of Disaster, and also reported on her second novel, Everyone is Beautiful, which will be released early next year. Her books have some stunning covers, except the UK one naturally, we have a fab interview with her here and her website is lovely too. So with all this gushing, we have to know more. This week the spotlight is on Katherine Center.

On her website it says Katherine always intended to be a writer, and as you read through her biography you can see that is absolutely so. Her whole life appears to have centered around words and writing.

She started as a child with lists and journals, then moved on to write poems and a column for her school newspaper, along with short stories. At college she majored in English, continued to write her stories and won a prize for her novella. She then went on to win a fellowship with the University of Houston and their creative writing programme, teaching English and gaining an MA in Fiction. She also co-edited Gulf Coast.

Since then she has taught creative writing and worked in a book shop. See what I mean about being constantly surrounded by words?

Katherine has been named as one of seven new writers to watch by BookPage. Her third novel is to be called Get Lucky. Apparently she is now starting on her fourth. And she has two young children. I am seriously impressed.

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