I'M KATIE, THE AUTHOR
I'm the wife of an amazing and supportive husband, who lets me dream big. I'm also the mother to three imaginative, energetic, loud, and loving littles, and have an equally energetic dog named Ginger. We live in the heart of the Midwest, just outside of Des Moines, Iowa.
I love reading, writing, and creating. When I was little, I couldn't wait to go to the library look through all the books and fill my bag! Now, I could spend hours upon hours walking the aisles of a bookstore while enjoying some coffee and diving into a good story. Little did I know my love for storytelling and books would lead me to become an author myself!
All three of our children have been diagnosed with multiple food allergies. When our oldest was diagnosed in 2014, it was uncharted territory for us. We had to learn how to manage much of this ourselves. Every new experience brought new understanding as to how to best support our children. We also came to realize how significant a role food played in social activities and participation. It also became apparent to us how little others knew about food allergies unless they had direct experience with them.
From our experience raising children with food allergies and my love of creating and storytelling came the dream to write children's books about food allergies.
The focus of these stories is to share our experiences with food allergies, but more importantly, to educate and create awareness around a medical condition that affects 1 in 13 children. To show the lifestyle of a child living with food allergies, to empower those with food allergies to live life to the fullest, and to create a more inclusive and joyful world for all.