About Katie


megan_and_tim_12-67__1_That means, “I want a cookie” in Portuguese. Why am I telling you this? (Obviously because I want a cookie. Just joking. Sort of.) Because when I was a child, my first language was Portuguese.  My Dad was a Foreign Service officer (now retired), and we were living in Rio de Janeiro. As a baby/toddler with two young parents, I spent a lot of time with a babysitter named Merches . She was a lovely, friendly young woman who thought she was a mermaid. I adored her. But she did not speak a word of English. So The Mermaid and I spent many hours playing games and running around the tiny apartment in Rio.

momandgirlsSadly, I don’t really remember her, as I was too young. But I believe that her whimsy inspired my desire to become an author.  What my family does remember about me at that age,  is the constant chatter in Portuguese. When we visited Wisconsin on home leave one year, our extended family would be quite amused by my fascinating language skills.  But seriously, all I wanted was a cookie, and no one understood me! Quite frustrating for a young toddler to be sure.

I grew up in a variety of different countries, Ecuador, The Dominican Republic, and The Philippines. I visited my family in Naples, Italy, and Wellington New Zealand. Expect me to weave my travels into my stories, the countries have been quite impactful to my life. I am super close to my mom, sister and dad. They delight and guide me in my stories to this day.

I cannot wait to share my tales with you!

Have a lovely day!

-Katie B

Favorite Books


A Discovery of Witches – Deborah Harkness
Books of Blood – Clive Barker
Carrie – Stephen King
Criminal – Karin Slaughter
Dracula – Bram Stoker
Heart Shaped Box – Joe Hill
IT- Stephen King
Jane Eyre – Charlotte Bronte
Love You More – Lisa Gardner
Pride & Prejudice – Jane Austin
Stiches in Time – Barbara Michaels
The Iron Druid Series – By Kevin Hearne
The Perfect Husband – Lisa Gardner
The Vampire Lestat – Anne Rice
The Witching Hour – Anne Rice
Weaveworld – Clive Barker


After the Night – Linda Howard
Dance Upon the Air – Nora Roberts
Devil’s Bride – Stephanie Laurens
Dream Man – Linda Howard
He Loves Lucy – Susan Donovan
Heaven, Texas – Susan Elizabeth Phillips
It Had to Be You – Susan Elizabeth Phillips
Jewels of the Sun – Nora Roberts
Mackenzie’s Mountain – Linda Howard
Master of the Mountain – Cherise Sinclair
Outlander Series – Diana Gabaldon
Sex, Lies and Online Dating – Rachel Gibson
Simply Irresistible  – Rachel Gibson
Too Much Temptation – Lori Foster
When You Dare – Lori Foster


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