Katherine Kirkpatrick, when not flying over the Valley of the Kings in a hot air balloon or exploring the secret cabinets of Highclere Castle, can be found at her computer in Seattle, Washington. She is the author of the forthcoming To Chase The Glowing Hours: A Novel of Highclere and Egypt (Regal House, Fall 2025), set in England and Egypt in 1922-1923 during the opening of King Tut’s tomb. The anthology Here’s The Story, edited by Andrea Simon (Bedazzled Ink, March 2024) includes three of Katherine’s essays. Katherine is the author of eight titles for young adults and older children, both fiction and nonfiction, published by Delacorte, Wendy Lamb Books/Random House, and Holiday House, and an adult nonfiction title published by the History Press, The Art of William Sidney Mount, coauthored with Vivian Nicholson-Mueller (September 2022). She formerly worked in the rights and editorial departments of E. P. Dutton, Henry Holt, and Macmillan.

Other Works

  • Here's The Story, edited by Andrea Simon (anthology)

  • The Art of William Sidney Mount: Long Island People of Color on Canvas (coauthored with Vivian Nicholson-Mueller)


Awards and Recognition

  • • Booklist Editor’s Choice (The Snow Baby) • Booklist Top Ten Biography for Youth (The Snow Baby) • Children’s Book Council/ National Science Teachers Association Notable Trade Book (Mysterious Bones) • Golden Kite Honor Book (Mysterious Bones) • Herman Melville Book Award (Keeping the Good Light) • James Madison Award Honor Book (The Snow Baby) • New York Public Library Recommended Books for the Teen Age (Keeping the Good Light and Trouble’s Daughter) • School Library Journal Best Books of the Year (Mysterious Bones) • Washington State Book Award Finalists (Mysterious Bones and Between Two Worlds)