More About the Author
Katherine Orr has authored and illustrated about twenty books, mostly for children. Her book, MY GRANDPA AND THE SEA, was selected as one of 100 Children's Books for Reading and Sharing by the New York Public Library, and a Notable Children's Trade Book in the field of Language Arts by the National Council of Teachers of English. STORY OF A DOLPHIN was selected as A National Science Teachers Association/Children's Book Council Outstanding Science Trade Book for Children, as well as A Society of School Librarians International Outstanding Elementary Science Book.
Katherine has also contributed articles to professional scientific journals and popular magazines. Her commissioned artworks include a hotel mural, a state highway sign, logos, posters, scientific drawings and book illustrations. She holds a B.A. in Biology, cum laude, from Goucher College, a M.S. in Zoology from the University of Connecticut, and a Certificate in Plant-Based Nutrition from eCornell and the T. Colin Campbell Foundation. She was a research associate at the Marine Biological Lab in Woods Hole. MA, and is an alumna of the East West Center, Honolulu, Hawaii.
Katherine's latest book, THE DOCTORS IN MILI'S SUITCASE, is based on her real-life experience of helping a loved one to successfully reverse type-2 diabetes (read 'the story behind the story' at KatherineShelleyOrr.com). Katherine offers this book as a tool to help curb the alarming epidemic of type-2 diabetes, currently growing fastest among children. It is the first book of its kind to address reversing diabetes in children. Her message: don't live with it, get rid of it!
Katherine lives in Kaneohe with her husband, their dog, and an assortment of garden pets.