Hailing from Canton, Ohio, award-winning author M. Kate Allen has made her way to Cleveland, Berlin, central Minnesota, the San Francisco Bay Area, and beyond in search of unusual story seeds that she can nurture into full bloom. She is a fan of places where history and memory are well-tended, and she especially enjoys reading/writing about places as characters.
As a feminist seeking intersectionality and as a proud member of the LGBTQ+ community, Kate is always on the lookout for gaps in cultural metanarratives that are big enough for one's entire, messy, curious, intuitive, brave, authentic heart to squeeze through.
These days her home is in Tempe, Arizona, where she craves the monsoon scent of creosote and the springtime scent of orange blossoms. When she's not writing books, she can often be found discussing the meaning of life with her daughters, eating her spouse's unrivaled culinary creations, sitting in circle with wild-hearted friends, or reading a book.