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Kate Racculia


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Kate Racculia is a writer and researcher living in Boston, Massachusetts. Her first novel, This Must Be the Place, was published by Henry Holt & Company in 2010. Her second, Bellweather Rhapsody, will be published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt in May 2014.

She was a teenage bassoonist.  In her hometown of Syracuse, New York, she played in her high school band, the Lyncourt Summer Concert Band, the Syracuse Symphony Youth Orchestra, and various NYSSMA festivals.  Her bassoon was named Nigel.

Kate studied illustration, design, Jane Austen, and Canada at the University of Buffalo.  She has her MFA from Emerson College, and teaches novel and genre fiction workshops at Grub Street, Bostons non-profit creative writing community.  She has been a bookseller, a planetarium operator, a coffee jerk, a designer, and a proposal writer.

She posts many pictures of her cat on the Internet, is a total sucker for a saxophone solo, and has every intention of growing up to be Jessica Fletcher.

Genres: Literary Fiction