Pen Name: None
Born: 1984 in Buffalo Grove, Illinois
Sparks was born and raised in Buffalo Grove, Illinois. She attended Adlai E. Stevenson High School and received a degree in Journalism from Illinois State University. She now resides in Chicago.
Biographical and Professional Information
At a very young age, Katie Sparks discovered the magic of books. She counted on weekly library visits and treasured receiving her first library card at the age of five. At six, she wrote her first story called Baby Carrie (still in her collection today!)
Katie knew then that writing would be in her future. By day, she is an editor for the parent consumer line at a non-profit medical association and enjoys working closely with authors and industry professionals. Immersed in the publishing industry in both her professional and personal life is a dream come true. On weekends you will often find her writing and sipping coffee at one of the many unique coffee shops in Chicago, spending time with family and friends, or curled up with a new book.
Katie has been an active member of SCBWI for the past seven years. She lives in Chicago with her devoted and extremely vocal cat Moe. Reality Natalie, published by Firedrake Books, is her first novel.
You can catch up with Katie online on her website, Goodreads, Twitter and Facebook.
Reality Natalie, Firedrake Books, LLC, 2014
Titles for Purchase and at Your Library
Speaking Engagements and Upcoming Appearances
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