Katie Lattari was born in Brooklyn, New York in 1987. She moved with her family to Maine in 1995. She holds a B.A. in English (2009) and an M.A. in English (2011) from the University of Maine and an M.F.A. in Fiction Writing/Prose from the University of Notre Dame (2013). In 2016 Mammoth Books published her debut novel American Vaudeville – a small-press literary novel. She has had short stories published in The Writing Disorder, Pennsylvania English, Cabildo Quarterly, and NOO Journal, among others. In 2016 her short horror story “No Protections, Only Powers” was a Top 20 Finalist in the NeoVerse short story competition and was anthologized in the book Threads: A NeoVerse Anthology. Sourcebooks (U.S.) and Titan Books (U.K) will release her first commercially published novel, a thriller titled Benefaction, in 2021. She lives with her husband, Kevin, and their cat, Alex, in Bangor, Maine.