Katherine Starbird is a fiction writer whose rich prose brings fantastical elements into the familiar world. Her wildly inventive stories are populated by vivid characters such as an orphaned young heir to Odin, a siren in a city marina, and a goddess masquerading as an ordinary human in modern Washington, DC. No matter how outlandish or out of place Ms. Starbird's characters are, their epic-sized desires create problems to which we can all relate in a very human and endearing way.
Her debut novel, The Jaguar Key, received a Royal Palm Literary Award.
Katherine Starbird spent much of her childhood on and around the water. On the flats off Pinellas Point in her hometown of St. Petersburg, she collected shells and hunted sea critters. On vacations and weekends, the family sailed their yawl in Tampa Bay and to far off destinations. Adventuring on the water gave her ample time to dream up fantastical stories. Not surprisingly, many were about young people and the ocean.
Kate lives with her husband and children in Longwood, Florida.