President of Brandon Christian Writers
Kat grew up in the small town of Riverview, Florida, where she spent most of her time either drawing or sitting in her “reading tree” with her nose buried in a fantasy novel…except for the hours pretending her back yard was an enchanted forest that could only be reached through the secret passage in her closet…
She never could give up on the idea that maybe she really was magic, mistakenly placed in a world not her own…but as the years passed, and no elves or fairies carted her away…she realized she was just going to have to create the life of her fantasies. She shares that life with her husband and two homeschooling kids.
Kat is a graduate of the University of Tampa, Magna Cum Laude, B.S. in Biology. She spent several years teaching, but never in a traditional classroom–everything from Art to Algebra II. Her writing spans the gamut from inspirational personal essays to dark and disturbing fantasy and horror, with over 40 short fiction and nonfiction credits to her name.
Her debut YA fantasy novel, Finding Angel, made finalist in three contests in 2012: INDIE Next Generation Book Awards (YA category), Grace Awards (YA category), and the Compton Crook Award. The sequel, Seeking Unseen, released in September 2012, and the trilogy was mad complete in July 2016 with Legacy Rewound.
Visit Kat at her website: www.katheckenbach.com