Kat is a writer and educator living in Los Angeles with her husband, two dogs, and a rotating series of foster dogs. She loves to create engaging stories for reluctant readers because she believes that reading should be a joyful experience for every child. Blending her passions for writing and education, Kat works with her husband to build communities of readers and writers by hosting weekend writer retreats at lodges and camps in the mountains of Southern California.
Their shared love of the outdoors takes Kat and her husband to a different national park each year for their anniversary, and they have been lucky enough to expand their travel to places like South Africa, Paris, and the Galapagos Islands. This only slightly interrupts her busy schedule of Trying To Do All The Things. Kat has fostered and rehomed 21 dogs and counting, and she also sits on the board of a local shelter intervention program. She is a volunteer docent at the LA Zoo, where she gives educational tours and serves as a personal chef for monkeys, but not at the same time. And just to keep things interesting, she is learning tennis, ballroom dancing, and ukulele, also not at the same time. You can visit her at www.katshepherd.com.