Thanks to growing up in an Air Force family, Kathryn Paulsen has roots in many places, from Montana to Oklahoma to Newfoundland, which are important influences on her work. Her prose and poetry have been published in New Letters, West Branch, the New York Times, the Boston Globe, and other periodicals, and her meta-mystery, A Case for Muriel, is forthcoming in Hawaii Review's Literature of Crime issue.
Kathryn is currently working on a novel, Best Woman, and has two others on the back-burner. She recently completed Souvenirs: Stories and Poems, Short and Long, which explores the emotional journey of a family over time, and has collected many of her other stories in The Gravity of Longings.
Kathryn also writes for stage and screen and earned an MFA in film at Columbia University. Her adaptation of The Highwayman for the screen won New York Women in Film & Television's inaugural Best Screenplay competition. For fiction and playwriting, she's been awarded residence grants at Yaddo, the MacDowell Colony, and other retreats.
Currently a New Yorker, Kathryn spends many a weekend in Richmond, Virginia, where she can often be found contra dancing.