Katie Pierson freelances for local non-profits, governments, and businesses, using her background in public policy and grassroots organizing to overthrow the patriarchy one introverted step at a time. When she’s not writing fiction, she returns library books, makes soup, and tries to be cooler than she really is by hip-hopping at the YMCA.
Her published work includes over a dozen political Commentaries in the Minneapolis Star-Tribune, articles for Minnesota Journal (a public policy monthly) and Nebraska Humanities journal, and a chapter for an anthology called Nebraska Voices: Telling the Stories of our State. She is a member of SCBWI, MNSCBWI and the Authors Guild. She also blogged on comparative culture and politics during her family’s sabbatical year in London, England.
She earned a Bachelor’s Degree in American History from the University of Pennsylvania (where she dabbled briefly in being a College Republican) and a Master’s in American History from the University of Minnesota. She grew up in Lincoln, Nebraska, and now lives with her family in a suburb of Minneapolis. ’89 Walls is her first novel. You can reach her on Facebook, Twitter @katiedoodles58 and/or through the form below: