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Katherine Marsh


Katherine Marsh

Katherine Marsh is an author of middle grade and YA fiction. She grew up just outside of New York City, an only child, a Scorpio, and a bookworm.
Katherine majored in English at Yale, in hopes of becoming a poet.
There were no poet jobs in the Help Wanteds so she taught English at her own high school (only occasionally mistaken for a student).
She spent almost a decade as a journalist, including as a feature writer for Rolling Stone and an editor at The New Republic. Katherine began writing middle grade and YA fiction as a Washington transplant homesick for her childhood in New York. She won the Edgar award for Best Juvenile Mystery for THE NIGHT TOURIST. She is a lapsed astrologist ( where she got her inspiration for the forthcoming, JEPP, WHO DEFIED THE STARS,October 2012!)

Katherine Marsh

Books by Katherine Marsh

by Katherine Marsh - Children's, Children's 10-14, Culture, Family, Fiction, Friendship, Social Issues

Fourteen-year-old Ahmed is stuck in a city that wants nothing to do with him. Newly arrived in Brussels, Belgium, Ahmed fled a life of uncertainty and suffering in Syria, only to lose his father on the perilous journey to the shores of Europe. Now Ahmed’s struggling to get by on his own, but he’s starting to lose hope. Then he meets Max, a 13-year-old American boy. Max is struggling at his new school, but with one startling discovery, Max and Ahmed’s lives collide and they become friends. Together, Max and Ahmed' will learn from each other what it means to be brave and how hope can change your destiny.

by Katherine Marsh and Kelly Murphy - Children's 8-12, Fantasy, Magic
Twelve-year-old Mary Hayes can't stand her orphanage for another night. But when an attempted escape through the stove pipe doesn't go quite as well as she'd hoped, Mary fears she'll be stuck in the Buffalo Asylum for Young Ladies forever.