I’m a writer and teacher living in Lawrence, Kansas. My work focuses largely on adolescent girlhood, posttraumatic stress, and sexual violence, and has appeared in Juked, Necessary Fiction, Quarterly West, Mid-American Review, Hayden's Ferry Review, Crab Orchard Review, and other journals. Someone once described my writing as being “about cold people doing cold things,” which I blame on having been raised in the woods of eastern Maine, an upbringing that made me deeply suspicious of anything too heartwarming or fun. I have an MFA from Indiana University and recently completed a PhD at the University of Kansas, where I teach creative writing and composition.
email: katie dot russell at gmail dot com