Kat Shepherd

Kat is a writer and educator who just moved to Minnesota with her husband and three dogs. She loves to create engaging stories for reluctant readers because reading should be a joyful experience for everyone. A former classroom teacher, Kat has worked with middle grade students for two decades, and she loves to help build strong communities of readers and writers.

Her spooky middle grade book series, Babysitting Nightmares (Macmillan/Imprint), debuts June 5, 2018. Her second book series, Gemini Mysteries (Bonnier/Yellow Jacket), debuts spring 2019. When she's not teaching and writing, Kat is probably hanging out with animals. She has fostered and rehomed 23 dogs and counting, and she has also trained dogs for film and television. Most recently she was a docent at the LA Zoo, where she gave educational tours and served as a personal chef for monkeys, but not at the same time.