Katharine Jay

The very first thing Katharine wanted to be was a paleontologist. But the tide turned when she wrote a short story about Paul Revere for a 5th grade homework assignment and her teacher read it to the class as an example of “great writing.” Unfortunately, Katharine doesn’t think she’s written anything as good since, but there’s nothing she’d rather do for a living.

She’s a native of Los Angeles and a graduate of UCLA’s Writers’ Program. She shares her home with her equally geeky and wonderful husband, two cats, and a dim-witted but loveable Basset Hound.

While Katharine doesn’t regret her choice to be a writer, dinosaurs will always make her sigh wistfully.

In addition to writing, Katharine can often be found oil painting, playing antiquated computer games, or watching Vincent Price movies.

Random Facts

  • She likes to play antiquated computer games and still kind of wonders why she doesn’t live in Daventry.
  • She can fence (badly), but she’s never had the chance to swing on a chandelier (dangit).
  • Halloween is her favorite holiday, now and forever.
  • She thinks Vincent Price is her guardian angel.
  • She can play Beethoven’s 9th Symphony on a phone’s keypad.
  • She makes sure to know important facts, like the name of the yeti in the Matterhorn at Disneyland (it’s Harold).
  • She’s convinced that a life-sized cardboard cut-out of Elvis spoke to her once.
  • She enjoys writing about herself in the third person because it sounds cooler that way.