"In most recent years she’s written professionally for internet copy, is a proud crazy cat lady and has become a vegetarian. Vegetarian is Jim Butcher’s fault, because his book Blood Ritesin the Dresden Files series made her do it. He’s not at fault, however, for her white hair often being varying shades of purple and using an R2D2 purse as an adult. Normal purses are boring."
There’s an abnormality in Katie’s DNA, known as albinism, that mades her light sensitive, legally blind, and pale as a poltergeist. Which is handy for anyone wandering into a haunted house. Just put the ghost in front to haunt the haunters: You’re welcome scardy-cats!
Don’t worry, the rest of her is equally eccentric, which is how she’s able to create interesting works of fiction.
She didn’t get started like most authors. In her early years she was three or four grades behind in reading, and didn’t care about the books put in front of her until her older brother read Redwall by Brian Jacques for her. Next in sixth grade Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone came out in theaters, and her mother handed her a large print copy of the book and said she couldn’t see the movie until she finished reading the story. (Thanks, peer pressure!) After that, a lightbulb went off and she went from a third grade reading level to eleventh in six months’ time.
Since then she discovered The Lord of the Rings and formed the Tolkien Obsessed Fan Fiction Writers Association (TOFFWA!) with her two best friends. Then she wrote collaborative fan fiction on a play-by-post online roleplaying website, but didn’t write her first full short story until her final two years of college, where she changed majors from Microbiology to Creative Writing. This was after she won a gold metal at the Youth World Championships for the USA in goalball in 2007, and rowed NCAA division 1 for crew (starboard side!) for one year in college. Oh, and belly dancing and salsa dancing for flavor.
Her second short story gave her roommate nightmares, and as she stared up at the ceiling lights (because said roommate was too afraid to turn the lights out) she knew that writing was it. There’s nothing sweeter than writing stories that emotionally impact other people, and her favorite genres remain science fiction and fantasy. It’s even sweeter than scaring ghosts.
In most recent years she’s written professionally for internet copy, is a proud crazy cat lady and has become a vegetarian. Vegetarian is Jim Butcher’s fault, because his book Blood Ritesin the Dresden Files series made her do it. He’s not at fault, however, for her white hair often being varying shades of purple and using an R2D2 purse as an adult.
Normal purses are boring.
That purse always has at least one notebook and four different colors of pens, none of which are blue or black, and the notes hardly ever make their way onto the screen. Writing on paper feels good and helps with memory, but she’s nearly blind and copying her scribbles over is too much work. If it’s important, it’ll get paraphrased into Scrivener. She currently has one novel written, one novel three chapters away from being done, and three more books waiting, begging, pleading for her to pay attention to them.
Are stories toddlers?
She’s also writing short stories for her patrons on Patreon. If you want to learn more visit www.patreon.com/kmmhealy. Come say hi on Instagram, Twitter, and GoodReads!
She started an Instagram for her cats (and interloping dogs) because the siamese is plotting to take over the world (@Yukilynxoid), and writes flash fiction and poetry on Twitter (@kmmhealy). They usually fit into one tweet. Usually. She also keeps a running list of the books she’s read on GoodReads (K.M.M. Healy).
Despite all that, her fiction is far more interesting than she is.