Katherine Don was born in Evanston, Illinois on September 23, 1983. She weighed in at a healthy seven pounds, six ounces, and the Apgar Score granted her a perfect “10.”
Twenty-two years later, she graduated from Northwestern University with honors and a B.A. in biological anthropology. After an internship at Writers House Literary Agency, she became a freelance writer and editor. She is the author of “Real Courage: The Story of Harper Lee,” a YA biography of Harper Lee (Morgan Reynolds, 2013). She has been a contributing writer to six nonfiction books, and her features, articles, and reviews have appeared at Salon.com, Religion Dispatches, Next American City magazine, Bitch online and elsewhere.
In 2011, Katherine founded The Book Don, a book doctoring business that focuses on personalized editing services for authors of nonfiction and literary fiction books. Also in 2011, she completed studies for her master’s in literary journalism at NYU’s Arthur L. Carter Journalism Institute. Katherine reports on pregnancy, childbirth care, reproductive justice, and gender and media issues. Click here to follow her tweets on these topics.