ABOUT KATHERINE HAHN

  • I’m a lifelong writer, artist and musician. I’m training for my second degree black belt. Needless to say I always have several irons in the fire.

    Over the years I’ve earned my living in ceramics, graphic design, illustration, set design and picture framing, while working on various novels in my spare time– which went away when I had children. Perhaps it was the reflective time spent running the household (read: laundry, dishes, rocking, waiting in doctors’ offices and pick-up lines); perhaps it was the starry little souls themselves– but something about knowing and loving my daughter and son caused me to finally take my writing seriously.

    In 2012 I committed to finishing a story that had been
    percolating for roughly twenty years, a fairy story for children and adults. On the advice of a good friend, I joined SCBWI– and discovered my tribe! Especially in the time of Covid I am so grateful for this community. Thank you for nourishing my inner child, keeping me inspired and giving me hope.

ARTIST STATEMENT

  • My lifetime of work includes illustrating, painting, ceramics, picture framing, a brief foray into cartooning, and 4 decades of making stories.

    What I love: the way light touches everything, walking under trees, flowers, fall, music, drawing and coloring, writing, Halloween and Christmas, martial arts, yoga, children, animals, magic, and stories.

    Some of my favorite tales (in no particular order):

    Dav Pilkey’s Dragon books
    The Lord of the Rings by J.R.R. Tolkien
    The Selfish Giant by Oscar Wilde
    The White Stag
    Plain Kate by Erin Bow
    Engine Summer by John Crowley
    The Golden Compass by Philip Pullman
    Lilith and Phantastes by George MacDonald
    J.K. Rowling’s Harry Potter books
    Of Love and Other Demons by Gabriel Garcia Marquez
    In the Night Kitchen by Maurice Sendak
    The Left Hand of Darkness by Ursula K. LeGuin
    Coraline by Neil Gaiman

    I live in Denver, CO with my husband, children, kitty and doggie. Nothing has shaped me more than the people and the stories I’ve loved.