From Children’s Book Writer to Debut Novelist

Written by Katherine Ruskey for MagicBeans Bookstore


When You Know, You Know.

It was 1995. I was in 5th grade and I knew I wanted to be a writer. By the end of elementary school, I had already published my first short story, The Wormbees, about a family of worms that lived like people. I even wrangled my best friend, Sarah, at the time to illustrate.

Fast forward thirty years later, I’ve written for several magazines and websites, including Highlights Magazines and Playball! I have six published children's books and a debut novel set to be published in July 2022.