Hello! I’m Katrina. I’m a writer, editor and full-time lover of life. I currently live in the Boston area with my husband, Jared; our 2-year-old daughter, Beany; and baby boy, Bear; and our poodle, Ella, who’s five furry pounds of energy and sass. So it’s the five of us setting up shop in our happy little two-bedroom apartment, just renting away until we’re ready to spring for our own place. Thank goodness we’re allowed to paint.

In between experiments (and disasters) in the kitchen and decorating hullabaloo, I split my time between running and editing (unfortunately only one comes with a paycheck. Ho hum.) After finishing my master’s degree at the Missouri School of Journalism, I jumped into the magazine biz and started editing for local city mags and freelance writing for various publications. My most exciting adventure to date is journeying into the world of children’s book publishing, something I’ve always dreamed of doing but was never brave enough to try. Here we go! Patience is certainly not my strong suit, but I’m learning that good things take time. And nothing soothes writer’s block like baking cookies. Or pumpkin muffins. Or pie. You get the idea.

So browse around, leave a note and have a good time. Thanks so much for visiting!


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51 Comments on “About

  1. Great to hear a fresh voice filled with enthusiasm and excitement! Enjoying your writing!

  2. love Columbia! i grew up in st. louis. shout out to the great MO! woot!

    when you say children’s book publishing, i assume you mean you wrote one you’re trying to get published? or are you trying to get into working on the publishing side of things?

    • Woo hoo, Missouri!

      Yes, I’m in the searching-for-a-publisher stage of the process with a few projects I’ve completed. Although, I’d love to get involved in the publishing side as well. We shall see!

  3. You’ve totally inspired me to take up baking! I normally shy away from all the ingredients but you make it seem easy and fun! Thanks!

  4. Wow! Katrina, your blog is really cool! I live in Colorado, and was going to attend the school of journalism at the University of Colorado at Boulder. Unfortunately, I didn’t have enough money to make it, but it’s still my dream. I’m really jealous to read that your an editor of a magazine, I bet that’s a lot of fun (and a bit stressful, I’d imagine)!

    • Thanks, Mozes! Magazine work is a lot of fun; you’re right about the stressful part, too, but that’s what keeps us on our toes. :) I hope you do get to go to journalism school in the future! In the meantime, there’s plenty of writing to be done and wonderful things to be read, with or without the degree. Talent and drive can get your plenty far. Best of luck!

  5. Love the blog and wonderful recipes. Guess who is going to be baking.
    Keep up the good work.

  6. the world of children’s books publishing is developing really fast now! I live in Russia, and I notice that comparing with a past time (even with the beginning of the century) this bisuness becomes more and more attractive for publishers, and for parents who buy creativly designed book with great pleasure, too! and now choosing a book in books’ shop i always look for the books for children!

    • I always look for the children’s books in the book shops, too. There are so many great books to choose from, I could spend all day just flipping through pages!

  7. Hi, Katrina! I’m interested in children’s books publishing. I haven’t the slightest clue of where to begin. I’m an illustrator, and I’m not to shabby at writing stories. Could you provide some insight?

    (I will definitely check out your recipes. Great work!)

    Many thanks!

    • I’m definitely not an expert. I’m still trying to navigate the publishing world myself! My best advice so far is to finish and send off as much work as you can, and if it comes back with a “no,” tweak the things that might need fixing and try again somewhere else. There are so many great publishers to choose from; it’s just a matter of finding the one that’s the right fit for you. Best of luck to you!

  8. Good luck to you and your future endeavors, Katrina! I commend you in following your dreams! You will be such a beautiful example to your little Bean on how to live life to the fullest! :)

  9. Your blog is so upbeat and inspiring. Good luck with the children’s book publishing!

  10. So glad Jared sent me your blog address! My daughter, Michaela and I will really love trying out your recipes and hearing more about The Bean in Bean Town. Thanks for your refreshing thoughts and ideas. This blog is just what I need to be inspired to try something a little different. And…..best wishes with the childrens’ books.

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