Katie Rose Guest Pryal


About Katie:

Katie Rose Guest Pryal, J.D., Ph.D., is an award-winning author, speaker, and professor of law and creative writing. 

She is the author of Life of the Mind Interrupted: Essays on Mental Health and Disability in Higher Education (2017), a #1 Amazon bestseller; The Freelance Academic: Transform Your Creative Life and Career (2019), winner of a Gold INDIE award; and Even If You’re Broken: Essays on Sexual Assault and #MeToo (2019), winner of a Gold IPPY award.

She is also the author of the Hollywood Lights Series of novels, which include Entanglement, Chasing Chaos, Fallout Girl, and Take Your Charming Somewhere Else.

Her short pieces have appeared in Catapult, QuartzWomen in Higher Education, Dame Magazine, The Toast, The Chronicle of Higher Education, and more. 

She lives in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, with her spouse, children, and many, many animals. Visit her website and blog, where you can read stories about her life, at katieroseguestpryal.com. 

She writes a monthly email letter about writing, creativity, and more, “Words Can Change the World,” and you can subscribe at pryalnews.com.

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