I'm the author of THE DEAD GIRLS OF HYSTERIA HALL (coming 8/25/15); FAMOUS LAST WORDS; MARIE ANTOINETTE, SERIAL KILLER from Scholastic and the BAD GIRLS DON'T DIE series.

I love to write, even when it's hard, and sometimes even when it's really really hard. I also love to read, to eat, to sew, to watch a little TV, and to connect with my readers. I live in Los Angeles with my husband, my daughter, and dogs, Scooter and Frodo. I love it here, but I do wish we had more rainy afternoons that I could spend reading cozily on the couch. I'm a morning person. I like chocolate more than I should.

My writing style at the moment is outline-based. I love to talk about character and story structure. I usually write my first draft using my outline as a guide, and then when I revise, I change whatever I want and don't worry about the outline at all!

My vices are Diet Sunkist, snack foods with no redeeming value, and checking Twitter every 35 seconds (especially if I'm on deadline).

I have a ton of favorite books, including Pride and Prejudice, Wives and Daughters, Bel Canto, The Marbury Lens, the Harry Potter series, and the Little House series. My favorite movies are Ordinary People, The Others, Meet Me in St. Louis, The Three Amigos, and For Richer or Poorer.

Here's me on the web:

My website: http://katiealender.com (info for book reports & where to find my books!)

Instagram: https://instagram.com/katiealender/ (here's a tip: if you don't like dog photos, you might not want to venture into these waters)

Twitter: http://twitter.com/katiealender (random chatter -- I love Twitter! Tweet me and tell me you're from Wattpad!)

Tumblr: http://randomkatie.tumblr.com/ (quotes from my books, other random cool stuff!)

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/KatieAlenderBooks (you know what Facebook is, ha ha)

Pinterest: http://www.pinterest.com/heykatie/ (writing quotes, character wardrobe sketches, and more!)
  • Los Angeles, CA
  • JoinedMay 29, 2013




Stories by Katie Alender
Crawlers by KatieAlender
Crawlers Horror
They come when the moon is full. They crawl. Annica watches. [This is a short story I felt like writing. It's not related to any of my books. Part 3 coming soon. Enjoy!]
Marie Antoinette, Serial Killer: The Paris Journals by KatieAlender
Marie Antoinette, Serial Killer: The Paris Journals Teen Fiction
Bonjour! Welcome to The Paris Journals. These are short stories featuring secondary characters from my new novel, Marie Antoinette, Serial Killer, the story of Colette, an American girl who's on a school trip to Pa...
Marie Antoinette, Serial Killer -- Behind the Scenes! by KatieAlender
Marie Antoinette, Serial Killer -- Behind the Scenes! Non-Fiction
Exclusive "behind-the-scenes" content for my newest book, MARIE ANTOINETTE, SERIAL KILLER! Deleted scenes & more!