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About Me

Hi, I’m Kathryn. Some things I write are about Marble Rollers, Dream Chasers, Cursed Pirates, and Queens who were never born to wear a crown. I’m drawn to fantastical adventures that are smart with heart, action-packed with a dash of whimsy.

I graduated from the University of Michigan with a B.A. in Creative Writing and minors in Russian and Russian Studies. I won a Summer Hopwood Award Nonfiction in 2017 and had short stories and poems published in the anthology Confined Connections by Z Publishing House. This past year, I spearheaded an anthology titled Bring Your Words with nine other authors, to be published by Fifth Avenue Press. 

 

My YA historical fantasy book manuscript was selected as a Top 10 finalist of Roadmap Writer's Write Start Competition

My historical action-adventure feature script, NOT MY BROTHER, inspired by my great-great-great-grandfather and his younger brother's experiences in the Civil War, placed Top 5% Nicholl's Fellowship 2021, won Roadmap Writers Diversity Initiative (July), Quarter-Finalist at Page Awards (is now a Semifinalist in the Stowe Story Labs Page Awards Fellowship) and won 2nd place at the Script Summit Screenplay Competition 2021 Michigan Writers - Features.

My original historical mafia mystery who-dun-it, CASUS BELLI, won the LA Crime and Horror Film Festival's Best Crime TV Script 2021. And is a Top 50 Semi-Finalist in the Roadmap Writers Top Tier Competition for the 2021-2022 season.

My original supernatural horror TV Pilot, BeTwIxT, won the ISA Fast Track Fellowship 2022 Top Genre Selection for Best Horror/Sci-Fi/Fantasy script! Won the GenreBlast Film Festival 2021 TV/Webisodes Script Competition, and won the International Horror Hotel Film Festival Horror TV Pilot Dramatic Script Competition 2021. It also placed as a Finalist at FilmQuest 2021 among other placements in wonderful competitions. 

 

My first short film script, The Adventures of Star Girl and the Marble Roller, won the National Film Festival for Talented Youth’s Best Screenplay Competition in 2018 and I had the honor of judging the competition in 2019.

 

Besides writing, I enjoy spending hours researching long-dead ancestors and imagining their lives. Learning Russian, Scottish Gaelic, Icelandic, and Swedish. And I also love hiking and kayaking.

Some of my short stories, poems, and essays can be found in multiple reviews, journals, and magazines listed in the Work section.