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Kate is a best-selling author and artist from Houston, Texas. She studied architecture at Yale and Norwegian boat building through the Mortimer Hays-Brandeis Fellowship, after which she made her way out to Los Angeles to work as a concept artist in animation. She has worked as a visual development artist at Dreamworks TV for projects including Croods: Family Tree, Abominable and the Invisible City, and Madagascar: A Little Wild. She is currently working as a location designer for the upcoming Big City Greens Movie at Disney TVA. 

Her first middle grade novel, Maple’s Theory of Fun, written and illustrated with Ruthie Prillaman, was recently named a USA Today best-seller. Kate is also the author and illustrator of the upcoming nonfiction picture book Sustainable Structures, which was recently selected as a Gold Standard Selection by the Junior Library Guild. 

In her free time, she enjoys building furniture, biking around LA, and drawing wobbly buildings that look like they might fall down. She is repped by Azantian Literary. 

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