Kathryn Berla is the author of La Casa 758 (Penguin Random House, Spain) and the YA romance, 12 Hours in Paradise. Her novel, Dream Me, was released by Amberjack Publishing in July 2017, followed by The House at 758, an English translation of La Casa 758, in October 2017. Her most recent YA novel, Going Places, was released in March 2018. Her debut adult fiction, The Kitty Commitee, will be released in fall 2018.
Kathryn loves to write about whatever happens to float through her mind and linger long enough to become an obsession. Her interests vary; hence, her genres range from sci-fi to horror to contemporary literary fiction.
When she’s not obsessing over an untold story percolating in her brain, Kathryn can be found walking pretty much anywhere, doing Pilates, or catching up on episodes of The Walking Dead, Girls, Westworld, and . . . well, too many others to name here. She has been an avid movie buff since childhood, and she often sees the movie in her head before she writes the book.
As a State Department brat, Kathryn grew up in India, Syria, Europe, and Africa, and the love of seeing new places still runs deep. She gives into it whenever she can.
Kathryn graduated from the University of California in Berkeley with a degree in English, but she takes the most pride in having studied creative writing under Walter van Tilburg Clark at the University of Nevada. She likes to brag that she had the same translator in Spain as John Green.
She currently lives in the beautiful San Francisco Bay Area, which she would never leave because she can’t think of another place with as much to offer, including the proximity of her entire family. She lives with her three sons and husband, who are her most constant muses, sounding boards, and general cheerleaders and critics. They normally don’t complain too much about these enforced roles.