Profile

K.A. Holt has dedicated her writing career to making sure kids (and adults) understand that anyone can be the main character of a book, and everyone deserves to see themselves reflected on the page.

From her award-winning middle grade novels-in-verse, Ben Bee and the Teacher Griefer, Redwood & PonytailKnockoutHouse Arrest, and Rhyme Schemer, to her prose novels From You to Me and Gnome-a-geddon, to her picture book, I Wonder, illustrated by Kenard Pak, K.A. Holt’s readers will discover main characters that struggle, celebrate, wonder, and discover in ways both new and familiar.

Education

BA - Art History | University of Texas at Austin

Varian Johnson

Faculty, MFA in WCYA

Martine Leavitt

Faculty, MFA in WCYA; Alumnx Mini-Residency

Cory McCarthy

Faculty, MFA in WCYA; Alumnx Mini-Residency

An Na

Faculty, MFA in WCYA; Writing Novels for Young People Retreat

Shelley Tanaka

Faculty, MFA in WCYA

Melanie Crowder

Faculty, MFA in WCYA