Katie Rose Guest Pryal


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About Katie

Katie Rose Guest Pryal, J.D., Ph.D., is an award-winning author, keynote speaker, and professor of law and creative writing. She writes books that tackle difficult subjects with grace and humor.

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. 

An avid equestrian and tennis player, she manages to fit her sporting life around her full-time writing and the parenting of her two children (with the help of a very understanding spouse). She lives in Chapel Hill, North Carolina.

Visit Katie’s 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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