Kate Aver Avraham
As a child, Kate Aver Avraham loved words. Before she knew how to write or spell, she was scribbling stories on whatever paper she could find. Kate attributes this inherent love of writing to her parents' practice of reading to her daily, while also sharing their love of opera, poetry, and art with her.
Today, Kate is a poet, children's author, art enthusiast, and former children's librarian. Her poems have been published in various anthologies, journals, and magazines, and she was a finalist for the Pablo Neruda Poetry Prize from Nimrod International Journal. She is also the author of the early chapter book Joey's Way (McElderry). Her children's book, What Will You Be, Sara Mee?, about young Sara Mee's tol, the Korean first-birthday celebration, is inspired by Kate's experience having adopted a child from Korea over twenty years ago.
In addition to writing, Kate is an active advocate of art therapy and is on the board of the Mental Health Client Action Network. She is also the founder of Blue Moon Creations, a non-profit artistic endeavor that aids charities both nationally and internationally.
Kate lives in Santa Cruz, CA with her husband and various pets.