About the Artist
Katie Quirk (katie-quirk.com) is the author of A GIRL CALLED PROBLEM. Set in Tanzania, East Africa, this middle-grade novel received a starred Kirkus review, a glowing review by School Library Journal's Elizabeth Bird, and a write-up in the New York Times Book Review. Katie's current project, RICHARD NIXON GAVE ME CHOCOLATE, is a memoir of motherhood, adventure, and coming to terms with not "having it all," set in the mountains of southern India.
Katie completed her MFA at Mills College and taught writing for more than ten years on four different continents. She currently lives in Orono, Maine, and frequently visits schools, libraries, universities, and book festivals to talk about her time in Tanzania and about the craft of writing. Please contact Katie through her website if you are interested in having her visit your school or organization.
Preferred Audiences: All
Disciplines: Literature, Creative nonfiction, Fiction