“For future reference, Harry, it is raspberry… although of course, if I were a Death Eater, I would have been sure to research my own jam preferences before impersonating myself.”
-Albus Dumbledore, the Half-Blood Prince
The quick version: I am a writer of speculative YA. I lived on a beautiful island in Nagasaki prefecture from 2008 to 2012 where I taught English to elementary- and middle school students via the JET program. When I’m not writing, I bake too many cookies, take lots of photos, and gallivant through the Arizonan desert. Find out more at katbrauer.com.
She reads: I like romance (of the futuristic, occasional fantasy (rarely paranormal), regency, other historical like China! varieties), young adult (dystopic, fantasy, sci-fi, some middle grade mysteries, and the occasional contemporary), and non-fiction political science, history, and science books. Some of my favorite authors of all time are: JK Rowling (of course), Tamora Pierce, Susan Grant, Neil Gaiman, Natsume Soseki, Kristin Cashore, David McCullough, and the Brothers Grimm.
She bakes: Cookies and cakes and cheesecakes and cupcakes are obsessions of mine. My favorite cookies are called Holiday Poppyseed Cookies, and are butter cookies with poppyseeds thrown in for good measure, topped with a Hershey kiss. Best cheesecake I ever made was Tyler Florence’s Caramel Apple Cheesecake. I like making cupcakes with odd combination of flavors: Lime-Strawberry, Lavender-Raspberry, and Orange Creamsicle to name a few.
She takes photos: In college, I worked at Ritz Cameras. I own a Canon 30D that I’ve had for years and years, a variety of lenses, an external flash I can’t use because the flash shoe on my 30D is bent, and a lot of gumption.
She lived in Japan: I moved to Japan in August of 2008, right after graduating college. I taught English to elementary- and middle school students, making a fool of myself dancing to such tunes as “Hot ‘n’ Cold” and “Ugly.” It was an amazing four years.
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