Katie Otey is an author and poet who has been in love with books since she learned how to read at three years old. Mainly a humorist, her favorite stories can be described as comedies with heart that are mostly inspired by the antics of her five children.
In addition to writing, Katie has also taught Algebra to middle school and high school students. She obtained her Bachelor’s of Science in Mathematics from the HBCU Tennessee State University in Nashville, Tennessee as well as her Master’s in Teaching from McKendree University in Lebanon, Illinois. Katie has worked a wide range of jobs including claims rep for Progressive (before Flo became a thing), unloading trucks in a warehouse, and is currently employed as a Federal employee. She also worked as a horrible server for one day and now tips very well.
Katie’s favorite pastimes are singing, performing skits with her kids, practicing her Spanish, traveling, and making others laugh. She is an SCBWI Network Representative in southern Illinois where she lives with her family. Her picture book EVERY OTHER CHRISTMAS is forthcoming from Sky Pony Press in 2022.