I’m a writer, wife, and mama. I’m a Washington State University alum, an avid reader, a hiker and a yogi, a country music fan, and shopper of Target, Michaels, and any bookstore I happen upon. I love baking, the ocean, pedicures, warm weather, Instagram, Dirty Dancing and Pitch Perfect and Walk the Line and The Princess Bride, Jelly Bellies, paper planning, and Friday Night Lights.

My debut novel, Kissing Max Holden, a young adult romance, will be published by Swoon Reads/Macmillan in August 1, 2017, followed by The Impossibility of Us in 2018. My work and I are represented by Victoria Marini of the Irene Goodman Agency.

Young Adult Fiction I Love

Stolen by Lucy Christopher
The Winner’s Curse and The Winner’s Crime by Marie Rutkoski
Bone Gap by Laura Ruby
Something Real by Heather Demetrios
If I StayWhere She Went, Just One Day, & Just One Year by Gayle Forman
Anything by Melina Marchetta
Graceling, Fire, Bitterblue by Kristin Cashore
Anything by Trish Doller
The Weight of Feathers by Anna-Marie McLemore
Forever… by Judy Blume
The Scorpio Races by Maggie Stiefvater
Chime by Franny Billingsley
Saving June by Hannah Harrington
Anything by Jessi Kirby
The Disenchantments by Nina LaCour
The Harry Potter Series by JK Rowling
Anything by Stephanie Perkins
The Sky is Everywhere and I’ll Give You the Sun by Jandy Nelson
The Giver by Lois Lowry
Anything by Jenny Han
Tiger Lily and The Vanishing Season by Jodi Lynn Anderson
The Sea of Tranquility by Katja Millay
Anything by Rainbow Rowell
The Across the Universe trilogy by Beth Revis
Lovely, Dark and Deep by Amy McNamara
Anything by  Sara Zarr
Open Road Summer and The Start of Me You by Emery Lord
How to Love and 99 Days by Katie Cotugno
Anything by Lisa Schroeder
Amy & Roger’s Epic Detour by Morgan Matson

More Fantastic Fiction

The Pact and Nineteen Minutes by Jodi Picoult
The Memory Keeper’s Daughter by Kim Edwards
Prep & The American Wife by Curtis Sittenfield
The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern
The One and Only Ivan by Katherine Applegate
A Reliable Wife by Robert Goolrick
In the Woods & The Likeness by Tana French
A Thousand Splendid Suns by Khaled Hosseini
When You Reach Me by Rebecca Stead
Pillars of the Earth & World Without End by Ken Follett
Room by Emma Donoghue
Anything by Jillian Flynn
On the Island by Tracey Garvis Graves
The Good Girl by Mary Kubica
The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane by Kate DiCamillo

Reach me via email at katy.upperman@live.com

7 responses to “About

  1. I just read that you save pics of everything – I do that too… it gets cumbersome, doesn’t it?? So I just requested an invite to Pinterest (it’s still in beta so you have to be “invited”) – have you tried it??

  2. Katy, I was wondering if you were interested in having a young adult author visit your blog for one day in September. I can give you more details if you send me an email.

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  4. I left you a 7×7 Link Blog award! You can view it on my blog: http://jennykellerford.wordpress.com/

    Thank you for everything you do. You are amazing in so many ways!

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