Your History Corner!

Hey friends! I’m Katie. Welcome. I’m so happy that you found your way to my little corner of the web. Pull up a chair and let’s swap stories. I am here to share all the good steeped-in-history books and resources I can find (and those I create), and I want to learn from you, too.

A little about me… 

I am a homeschool mom, a longtime educator and a lifelong writer. I love all things history and genealogy, books, and creative writing.

I have been a family historian since I was in high school and have traced my family back generations and learned the stories of many of my ancestors. I have written a number of books, including two young adult historical fiction novels, a children’s book based on the memoir of an ancestor, and a personal memoir also based on the stories of the women in my matrilineal line. I am currently working on a number of novels as well as short stories.

I hold a degree in Elementary Education from Indiana University, and have done graduate work in American History. Today I am a first semester student in the Writing for Children & Young Adults MFA program at Vermont College of Fine Arts.

I have been married to my husband Ben for 13 years and we have 3 kids. We love to read and travel and hike together. We have a bunch of dogs and cats and live in Indianapolis, Indiana. 

Really, I am an adventurous, fun-loving, excitable bookish history nerd who loves a good story. I’d love to get to know you, too. And don’t forget to subscribe for your goodies!

See ya around! 🙂 

Katie