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Katie Rose Guest Pryal

About Katie:

Katie is a novelist and essayist in Chapel Hill, North Carolina. She is the author of the Hollywood Lights Series, which includes the #1 Amazon bestselling ENTANGLEMENT (2015), LOVE AND ENTROPY (2016), CHASING CHAOS (2016),  HOW TO STAY (2017), and FALLOUT GIRL (2018), all from Blue Crow Books. She is also the author of two collections of nonfiction, LIFE OF THE MIND INTERRUPTED: Essays on Mental Health and Disability in Higher Education (2017) and THE FREELANCE ACADEMIC: Transform Your Creative Life and Career (2019), also with Blue Crow Books.

Katie is a columnist for Catapult and Women in Higher Education, and she is the founder and co-editor-in-chief of Disability Acts magazine ( She has contributed to (the late) The Toast and The Establishment; to The Chronicle of Higher Education and other national venues. She earned her master’s degree in creative writing from the Writing Seminars at Johns Hopkins, where she attended on a fellowship. Katie has published many books on writing, including HOW WRITING WORKS with Oxford University Press. A professor of writing for more than a decade, she now works as a writing coach and developmental editor when she’s not writing her next book. She is a member of the Tall Poppy Writers (