is the author of the novel Tell the Machine Goodnight and the young adult novels Absent and The Space Between Trees. Her writing has appeared in The Atlantic, Best American Fantasy, American Short Fiction, Ploughshares, Subtropics, and elsewhere. She earned her MFA from the Michener Center for Writers at the University of Texas, and she teaches writing at Academy of Art University in San Francisco. Katie has lived in Michigan, California, Texas, and Oregon. Right now, she's in Louisiana.
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