My parents must have know—somehow—that I'd grow up to be an author. After all, they stuck me with a name that's perfect for Amazon and Google. In case you're curious, Kathrese is pronounced as if it has a "three" in it, and the last letter is silent. And it looks great on the cover of a book, if I do say so myself. Good thing I married someone named McKee, isn't it?
Before I became an author and editor, I had a few other careers: systems engineer at EDS, real estate agent for Keller Williams, and more recently, Reading and ESL teacher for Cypress-Fairbanks ISD in the Houston area.
But I should have known how it would be when my very first real boss started asking me to edit his reports for his bosses. And that was only the beginning.
Texas author, Kathrese McKee, writes epic adventures for young adults and anyone else who enjoys pirates and princesses combined with life's difficult questions. She is committed to exciting stories, appropriate content, and quality craftsmanship.
Once upon a time, Kathrese worked as a systems engineer for EDS and various oil and gas companies. After that, she taught Reading and ESL at the middle school level. These days, she edits fiction, home schools her children, and turns a blind eye to the feral dust bunnies lurking beneath her desk.
Author Blog: kathresemckee.com
Group Blog: Scriblerians.com
My work has won a few awards over the last few years, but I'm more interested in the opinions of my readers. So I'll include the list and the links below, in case you're interested:
Mardan's Mark, the first book in the Mardan's Mark series, has won a couple of awards:
In August, 2015, my science fiction story, "The Confession," won the Speculative Fiction division of the 2015 Storming the Short Story Contest that was sponsored by the Writers on the Storm chapter of ACFW and Chalfont House Publishing.