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Katherine Center's Biography

Member Info

Houston, Texas
Married to a middle school teacher who is also a volunteer firefighter.
Apr 2009

Katherine Center’ s second novel, Everyone Is Beautiful, was featured in the March issue of Redbook and  just received glowing reviews from People magazine and USA Today.  Kirkus Reviews likens it to the 1950s motherhood classic Please Don’t Eat the Daisies, and says, “Center ’s breezy style invites the reader to commiserate, laughing all the way.”  Booklist calls it “a superbly written novel filled with unique and resonant characters.”  
Katherine’s first novel, The Bright Side of Disaster, was featured in PeopleUSA Today, Vanity Fair, the Houston Chronicle, and the Dallas Morning News, among others. BookPage named Katherine one of seven new writers to watch, and the paperback of Bright Side was a Breakout Title at Target.  Bright Side was also optioned last fall by the hollywood production company Varsity Pictures.
Katherine recently published an essay in Real Simple Family and has another in Because I Love Her: 34 Women Writers on the Mother-Daughter Bond.  She has just turned in her third novel, Get Lucky, and is starting on a fourth.  She lives in Houston, Texas--a 5th generation Houstonian!--with her husband and two young children.

Influences

David Sedaris, Lorrie Moore, Raymond Carver, Richard Ford, Nora Ephron, Bill Bryson, Amy Hempel, Jane Austen

Upcoming Works

My second novel, Everyone Is Beautiful, went on sale in February of 2009. My next novel, Get Lucky, will come out in Spring of 2010. I'm now working on the fourth.

Agents

Helen Breitwieser

Recommended Links

Publishers

Random House/Ballantine Books

Interests & Hobbies

Kid stuff, goofing around, sewing, quilting, vintage fabrics, writing, reading, coffee, snuggling, sleeping, chatting with friends, blogs, photography, chocolate.