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Katie Rose Guest Pryal

Image: Katie Rose Guest Pryal from the chest up, facing the camera, smiling. She wears a black shirt. She is white; she has brown eyes; she has long, blond hair with purple streaks.

Contact Katie: katie at pryalconsulting.com

Katie is a novelist, freelance journalist, and erstwhile law professor in Chapel Hill, North Carolina. She is the author of the novels Entanglement (2015), Chasing Chaos (2016), Fallout Girl (2018), all from Blue Crow Books. She is also the author of Life of the Mind Interrupted: Essays on Mental Health and Disability in Higher Education (Raven Books 2017). Stay in touch with Katie via her monthly letter here: pryalnews.com.

As a journalist and essayist, Katie contributes to Catapult, Motherwell, Quartz, The Chronicle of Higher Education, The (late, lamented) Toast, Dame Magazine, and other national venues. She specializes in legal commentary, disability and mental health, and higher education.

She earned her law degree from UNC Chapel Hill, her doctorate in rhetoric and cultural theory from UNC Greensboro, and her master’s degree in creative writing from the Writing Seminars at Johns Hopkins, where she attended on a fellowship.

Katie has published many books on writing. A professor of writing for more than a decade, she now teaches creative writing and works as a writing coach and developmental editor. Katie is a member of the Tall Poppy Writers, a community of women writers committed to connecting authors with each other and with readers.

You can find Katie at her websiteGoodreadsMediumFacebookAmazonInstagram, and Twitter @krgpryal

Find Katie's current clips heredisability specific writing here, and Katie's CV here

Katie is available as a source and for personal essays, opinion editorial, reported features, investigative journalism, and public speaking

Additional communication availability: Phone, text, chat, videoconference

Languages: English

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