Katie Andraski worked for several years as a publicist in Christian publishing where she convinced editors at Newsweek, The New York Times, Publishers Weekly, Moody, and Christianity Today to publicize her company and authors. It was quite the exciting time as she jetted around the country accompanying Francis, Edith and Frank Schaeffer on tour. Her forthcoming novel, The River Caught Sunlight is based on these adventures.
She has an MFA from the University of Arkansas. Her collection of poetry, When the Plow Cuts, was published in 1988 by Thorntree Press. She has published over fifty articles, essays and reviews in places like Christianity Today, Moody, The Wittenburg Door, and Sun Dog. Most recently her poem “Why Girls Love Horses” was included in Brushstrokes and Balladeers a beautiful coffee table book.
She currently teaches composition at Northern Illinois University where she helps students prepare for their university education by teaching them how to write. Her students teach her more than she teaches them. She lives on a farm with her husband Bruce, two dogs, two horses, a flock of chickens and one not so feral cat.