Though born in Illinois, novelist Katrina Kittle has lived in the Dayton area since first grade with the exception of one year spent travelling and writing in various areas.
Kittle is the author of “Traveling Light” (2000), “Two Truths and a Lie” (2001),”The Kindness of Strangers” (2006) and “The Blessings of the Animals” (2010), all with HarperPerennial.
“The Kindness of Strangers” was a BookSense pick and the winner of the 2006 Great Lakes Book Award for Fiction. Early chapters from that novel earned her grants from both the Ohio Arts Council and Culture Works. “The Blessings of the Animals” was an Indie Next pick (August 2010), a Midwest Connections pick (September 2010), and chosen by the Women’s National Book Association as one of 10 Great Group Reads for National Book Group Month (October 2010). Katrina’s first tween novel, “Reasons to Be Happy” (2011), was published by Sourcebooks Jabberwocky.