Kate Southwood, a native of Chicago, received an M.A. in French Medieval Art from the University of Illinois, and an M.F.A. in Fiction from the University of Massachusetts Program for Poets and Writers. She has published articles and essays in The Christian Science Monitor, Parenting, and American Baby, as well as the Norwegian online news service, ABCnyheter.no. Kate lives in Oslo, Norway, with her husband and their two daughters. Her debut novel, Falling to Earth, was published by Europa Editions in 2013. Read more about her at katesouthwood.com.