Kate Garchinsky illustrates books and performs bird calls in the woodlands surrounding her studio in Edgmont, Pennsylvania. She draws inspiration from the natural world, and master painters of wildlife and landscapes, past and present. Her debut picture book, The Secret Life of the Red Fox (Boyds Mills Press), written by celebrated author Laurence Pringle, released in spring 2017 to critical acclaim. Her non-fiction chapter book, Belle's Journey, was the result of a collaboration with ornithologist and fellow DVOC member, Dr. Rob Bierregaard.
Earlier in her career, Kate Garchinsky created trail maps for mountain bikers, baths for birds, toys for kids, and perfect milkshakes, but she’s always wanted to create books. She has been an active member of SCBWI since 1999. Kate now makes public appearances at schools, libraries, bookstores, and nature centers. She can still make the perfect milkshake.