Kate Harrison (she/her) spent much of her childhood in a tiny town in Southern Missouri that is best known for its “Throwed Rolls” restaurant, where you actually have to catch your bread in order to eat it. It inspired a strong work ethic, a true love of carbohydrates, and maybe a weird sense of humor. She went to college in North Carolina and worked at Harcourt Children’s Books before spending the last thirteen years at Dial Books for Young Readers. She feels extremely lucky to work with so many incredible authors and illustrators, including Victoria Jamieson, Omar Mohamed, Rob Harrell, Cori Doerrfeld, Ingrid Law, Maya Tatsukawa, Ursula Vernon, Paul Griffin, Hannah E. Harrison, Samantha Cotterill, Jory John, Liz Climo, Vanessa Roeder, Gideon Sterer, Lian Cho, Brad Montague, and many others. Her goal with every book she publishes is to inspire laughter, empathy, introspection, courage, creativity, a new perspective, or hopefully all of those things together. You can often find her wandering around a park (with a small or large child climbing and/or wiping boogers on her), listening to an audiobook, bingeing on podcasts, or reading and eating ice cream late at night when her three kids are finally asleep.