Katherine Burton - Author

Katherine Burton

Where were you born?
Edinburg, Texas.

What is your birthday?
June 22, 1963.

Where do you currently live?
The Woodlands, Texas.

Do you have any pets?
One cat --- Tiger.

What is your favorite book?
A House is a House.

What is your favorite movie?
It's a Wonderful Life.

What are your hobbies?
Jigsaw puzzles, jewelry-making, reading and biking.

When did you start writing?
In the fourth grade. I wrote a poem titled “The Measure Man.”

What was your schooling or training?
I graduated from Pan American.

How did you get involved in children's books?
My sister-in-law was an agent.

What is your favorite thing about writing books for children?
It takes me away.

How do you create your stories?
My children inspire me.

Do you have any tips for young creators?
Revision is where the magic happens.

What is your favorite childhood memory?
My father placing sprinklers in our tree before a big freeze. It created a canopy of crystals in our yard!

When you were little, what did you want to be when you grew up?
A teacher.

Where do you currently work?
At Lamar Elementary as a fourth grade teacher.

What was the weirdest or most interesting job you ever had?
I worked in a Christmas store for a short while. It wasn't weird; it was magical!

One Gray Mouse

1998 - Dimensional Illustrator Award - Bronze Medal, Winner
1997 - National Parenting Publications Award, Runner-up

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