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Katherine Center

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Katherine Center wrote her first novel in the sixth grade (fan fiction about Duran Duran) and got hooked. From then on, she was doomed to want to be a writer—obsessively working on poems, essays, and stories, as well as memorizing lyrics, keeping countless journals, and reading constantly.

She won a creative writing scholarship in high school, and then went on to major in creative writing at Vassar College, where she won the Vassar College Fiction Prize. At 22, she won a fellowship to the University of Houston’s Creative Writing Program and moved home to Texas with plans to become Jane Austen ASAP.

Genres: Romance, General Fiction
New and upcoming books
June 2024

The Rom-Commers
   The Bright Side of Disaster (2007)
   Everyone is Beautiful (2009)
   Get Lucky (2010)
   The Lost Husband (2013)
   Happiness for Beginners (2015)
   How to Walk Away (2018)
   Things You Save in a Fire (2019)
   What You Wish For (2020)
   The Bodyguard (2022)
   Hello, Stranger (2023)
   The Rom-Commers (2024)
Katherine Center recommends
We All Want Impossible Things (2022)
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Book Lovers (2022)
Emily Henry
"You KNOW I love a book--and a writer--when I bust out my trusty ballpoint and absolutely maul the pages...and that's exactly what I just did to the divine Emily Henry. I could not devour Book Lovers fast enough. Emily Henry is pure delight. I'm utterly enchanted by her wry, self-aware sense of humor, the relish that she brings to every cleverly crafted sentence, and her irrepressible love for love."
Tin Camp Road (2021)
Ellen Airgood
"An elegant and poetic exploration of hardship and hope, of maternal love, and of what really matters."

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