Katherine Center is the author of five bittersweet comic novels about love and family, including The Bright Side of Disaster, The Lost Husband, and her newest, Happiness for Beginners.
Her books and essays have appeared in InStyle, Redbook, People, USA Today, Vanity Fair, The Atlantic, Real Simple, Houstonia, the Dallas Morning News, The Houston Press, and the Houston Chronicle, as well as several anthologies.
#1 NYT Bestselling Author Brené Brown says of Katherine: "She can write a falling-down-and-getting-back-up story like nobody’s business. And she’s also a 5th generation Texan so there’s always a little emotional pig-wrestling and ass-kicking in her books."
Instant Pictures recently optioned movie rights for The Lost Husband, which People calls "A sweet tale about creating the family you need."
Happiness For Beginners is the first in a three-book deal with St. Martin's Griffin. The others go on sale in spring of 2016 and 2017.
People Magazine calls The Bright Side of Disaster, ""cleverly told and uncommonly appealing." Library Journal calls Get Lucky a "thoroughly enjoyable girlish romp," and Kirkus Reviews likens Everyone Is Beautiful to the 1950s motherhood classic Please Don't Eat the Daisies: "Center's breezy style invites the reader to commiserate, laughing all the way."
Katherine's books have been featured at Target and Costco, BookPage named her a new writer to watch, the Houston Press named her a Top Ten writer in the city. Her novels have been published in translation in Germany, the Czech Republic, the Netherlands, Portugal, and Hungary, as well as in the UK. She has won a number of awards for her work, including the Girls, Inc. Strong, Smart & Bold Award, the Writers In The Schools Founders' Award, the St. John's School Maverick Award, and the Vassar College Fiction Prize.
Katherine also Facebooks, Tweets, makes video essays, teaches writing, and speaks to all kinds of groups and book clubs. She lives in her hometown of Houston, Texas, with her awesome husband, two sweet children, and their fluffy-but-fierce dog.