Kat Shehata is a former zookeeper who went to school with a bunch of animals, literally. She spent her junior and senior years of high school as a student of the animal conservation and care program at the Cincinnati Zoo. Ms. Shehata has earned a bachelor’s degree in theatre from Wilmington College, a professional writing certificate from the University of Cincinnati, and an MFA in writing for children and young adults from Spalding University.
New York Times best-selling author:
Ms. Shehata is the author of four children’s books: San Francisco’s Famous Sea Lions, Seabiscuit vs. War Admiral, Come Away Home (adapted from the movie of the same name) and New York Times best-seller Animals on the Other Side co-authored with Sylvia Browne and Chris Dufresne.
Ms. Shehata founded Angel Bea Publishing in 2003. In addition to the four children’s books listed above, she has also edited and published three adult titles by New York Times #1 best-selling author and world renowned psychic, Sylvia Browne: Christmas in Heaven, Spirit of Animals, and Light a Candle.
Book marketing specialist:
In 2004, Ms. Shehata won a Benjamin Franklin award for “Excellence and Innovation in Marketing” for the title, Seabiscuit vs War Admiral. The following year, she was a finalist for the same award for Animals on the Other Side, and the winner of the “Book of the Year” award in the Religion category for Animals on the Other Side. It was because of her creative marketing plan that she was able to place her title on the New York Times best-seller list and sell over 50,000 copies of this title alone.
Publisher’s Weekly has written two articles about her “clever” marketing plan with regards to timing Seabiscuit vs War Admiral to come out the same time as the movie, Seabiscuit. Brian Judd used her marketing approach as an example of how to sell to associations and foundations in his marketing book, Beyond the Bookstore.
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