A Reader From Waaaay Back:

I’ve always loved to read. In fact, when I was in second grade, I decided that I’d read every single book in the school library. Do you think I succeeded? Well, no. But in my defense there were LOTS of books in that library! Some of my favorite books when I was young were Katy No-Pocket (can’t imagine why), Millions of Cats (sorry Pedro. I was a major cat lover in those days), and The Seven Chinese Brothers (fun book!).

Another testament to my reading obsession occurred when I showed my son a picture of me (when I was about 5) and my Sunday School class and I asked him if he could guess which one was me, he said, “That’s easy. You’re the one holding the book.” 














Writing Weirdness:

My love of reading transitioned into my love for writing. My first published works appeared in children’s magazines. As a kid, I loved reading quirky stories that included little known facts. I wrote fiction, too, but the love of weirdness led me down the nonfiction path. I wrote about sugar gliders, jellyfish, an albino gorilla, the history of the golf ball, and many other topics. With nonfiction, I could learn and write about whatever interested me! Cool.

Writing—the HARD Part:

From magazines, I transitioned mainly to book writing, both picture books and nonfiction books for older readers. As for my writing process, I need to admit something—my least favorite part of writing is spilling out that very first story draft. For some reason, when the brilliant story that’s in my head comes out on paper, it’s like FIZZLE! SPUTTER! SPLAT! It is NOT AT ALL what I meant to write. How can that be? It’s like a major disconnect. But, no worries….

Writing—the BEST Part:

My favorite part of the writing process comes next. Revision. When I revise, I can take that fizzling, sputtering splat of a mess and turn it into something lovely and fun and sometimes (but not always) pretty darn good. And that makes me pretty darn happy. 



Katy S. Duffield
CHILDREN’S BOOK AUTHOR
Katy S. Duffield
CHILDREN’S BOOK AUTHOR
5. 
Books that Katy Loves:
King Bidgood’s in the Bathtub 
by Don and Audrey Wood 
(picture book)
Ish 
by Peter Reynolds 
(picture book)
Each Little Bird that Sings 
by Deborah Wiles 
(middle-grade)
A Bridge to Terabithia 
by Katherine Paterson 
(middle-grade)
The Book Thief  
by Markus Zusak
(young adult)

4. 
Things that Gives Katy the Creeps:
Any snake—big or small, fake or real, dead or alive
Deep water
Pickle Juice
The Burger King king

3.
Foods that Katy Could 
Eat Every Single Day:
Greek yogurt with granola
Pizza
Cotton Candy


2.
Things that Makes Katy Giggle:
Her dog, Pedro
Her dog, Pedro (He is SO funny, I had to list him twice!)

1.
Thing Katy Probably Shouldn’t Tell You:
She doesn’t like milk. 
(She loves cereal though—so she’s known to dip up a bite of cereal and drain off the milk before eating it.)
By the Numbers!
Katy Duffield:
By the Numbers!
By the Numbers!
By the Numbers!
Pedro decked out for the beach!
Pedro decked out for the beach!
I wish I could remember 
the title of that book!
I wish I could remember 
the title of that book!
One of us is working.
One of us is not!
The Basics: 

I was born in Little Rock, Arkansas in (I’ll let you guess the year. Be kind.), and lived all of my life in Arkansas until we recently moved to Florida. I spend my time walking, biking, playing golf, lazing on the beach, and playing with my wild and crazy dog, Pedro (He’s an Australian Shepherd—and a comedian—and even though he’s fully grown, I call him my 65-pound puppy).
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