What can I say – I’m one part crazy and one part professional writer.
I’ve been a journalist since 1999, an editor, graphic designer, critique partner for other writers, and book reviewer. I also teach the devious art of telling lies for money to various impressionable young people (i.e. I teach fiction craft classes for teens and adults).
Because I believe the words “FREE TIME” refer to a parallel universe of which I am banned, I’m also a graphic artist, a writing instructor, a member (faculty) of the SCBWI, the founder of the Cape Cod Teen Writers Conference, and the warped mind behind the Writers Around the Block project. Oh, yeah – and I drive of a 16-ton school bus just to torture myself. Apparently I tweet my random thoughts @sharkprose, horrify my kids via Instagram, and yup – I’m on Facebook, because even my BFF’s dog is. I can’t rank below a dog . . . seriously, I need more friends. The dog is killing me.
I’m probably best know, however, as the author of UNDERTOW, a bestselling, snark-ridden, Urban Fantasy YA, which follows 17-year-old Eila Walker, last in a brutal race of supernatural humans and her outrageous allies, including a soulless hottie who becomes her bodyguard. The second book in the series is STORMFRONT launched the summer of 2014, followed by CRUEL SUMMER in 2015, TRUE NORTH in 2016, and Last Light in September of 2017. Fanfiction can be found on WattPad.
I live on Cape Cod with my two children and husband, a weird looking dog, and a cage-defiant lovebird that sleeps in a miniature tent. This is Cape Cod – even the animals are nuts.
I also legitimately squeal when I get mail from my readers, so feel free to drop me a note the old fashioned way if you like: Wicked Whale Publishing, PO Box 264, Sagamore Beach MA 02562
A microscopic sample of my journalistic pursuits can be found here (my work can also be found under Kate Robotham and Kathleen Robotham):