Katie grew up all over the USA since her dad was in the military. She illustrated her first book in 4th grade about a magical adventure to an amusement park with her dog, Murphy. Art provided a calm, constant element to her transient life. What began as a business degree in college quickly turned to a degree in art education where Katie had big dreams of bringing creativity and excitement to the young minds in her art classroom.
Her yearning to travel was ever-present and shortly after graduation, Katie moved to Ankara, Turkey where she taught art in a DODEA school for the international community. After 5 years, she picked up and moved again to London, England, teaching art and English in British schools. After 8 years of teaching, Katie decided to switch gears and focus on her illustration work.
Katie currently lives in Chicago with her husband, son, and a stowaway Turkish cat.