About Kate

Kate is the author of HOW WE FALL, a YA contemporary suspense coming this fall from Merit Press at F&W Books. She writes contemporary and speculative suspense, both YA and adult, and she is represented by Carlie Webber at CK Webber Associates.

Kate spent her childhood in rural Missouri raising purebred Siberian huskies, running on gravel roads, and navigating life in a big family. Now living in Iowa, she is married to a videographer from the Dominican Republic, and still owns a husky. She’s an editor with Month9Books, and a compulsive traveler, cake-baker, and music lover. She loves bright colors, fall leaves, unusual people, and all kinds of music. Kate has written novels since she was a teen, but it wasn’t until she studied literature in college that she fell in love with the soul of young adult books. Kate now works in publishing and pursues her lifelong dream of telling stories she’d want to read. Visit her online on Twitter, Goodreads, and Facebook.

Kate always enjoys hearing from her readers. Communications can be sent to: katebrauning(at)gmail(dot)com

  1. Love your blog Kate, I’ve been reading it for a while now and I’m constantly inspired by your ideas!

  2. Kate, I found you on Authors, Writers, Publishers, Editors, & Writing with a post by Delin who offered your link at Bookshelf. Please, could you review my book? I am the indie author and publisher. Not sure of the type of books you review,but here is a link to my book page: http://wintersmystery.com/ and about the author link: http://www.reinventingh…g.com/about-the-author/ and the website is: http://www.reinventinghealthpublishing.com Thanks!

  3. Hello, I found your site on the LinkedIn site and wondered of you would do an interview. I have a new book coming out very soon and am doing as much as I can to help it along. The title of my book is Frank Hawthorn is…Blindsided. Here is the trailer address so you can get a feel.

    My publisher is KG Books of Alabama, a Miss Tracy Kauffman is the owner. The soft copy it coming out on the 20th of this month.
    Best regards,
    James M. Copeland

  4. Hi, Kate – my agent, Josh Getzler of Hannigan Salky & Getzler recommended you as an editor for my novel. If you’re interested, I’d love to talk. Please email me at Victoria@doughertydialectic.com and we can set something up. Cheers, Vic

  5. Hello Kate, found my way here from a twitter by someone else. (I don’t twitter yet). I appreciate that your blog is called the Bookshelf, and that your climbing the word ladder of writing/publishing/consulting. Im sure a great many of the comments you get or will get are from hopeful emerging writers. (Who doesn’t have a manuscript). My comment is simply that your site is helpful and useful. Thanks for the info, I will return and browse in depth. Your site is well organized and easy to navigate.

  6. It is truly a pleasure to meet you, Kate. I hope we can talk soon. Your blog – and your winning personality – come highly recommended. Great cyber-haven you have here!

    • Ellen Feder
    • September 4th, 2012

    Hi Kate, Finished my book “Wolf in Sheep’s Clothing” by Ellen Feder & loved every minute of writing it. Am working on another although its not coming as easily but nevertheless enjoying the process. Never knew I had it in me quite the revelation! Will follow you through your many endeavors.& hope you will think about reading my book.

  7. Hi Kate, your own history is so rich and fulfilling, and I love that your accomplishments include writing and short films! My Book is No More Tears: A Physician Turned Patient Inspires Recovery, and there is interest in making it into a movie. Wanted to stop by and wish you The Best in all you do!

  8. Kate, I followed you here and on Twitter. When I post, I am blogging my book “3 Through History: Love in the Time of Republicans,” chapter by chapter. If you follow me, you get to take my book (completed Monday, but going up a chapter at a time) to the beach this summer. I will look more deeply at great ideas like “The Psychology of the Short Sentence.

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