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Katie Burke (1953–) Biography

Personal, Addresses, Career, Writings, Sidelights

Born 1953, in Atlanta, GA; Ethnicity: "Caucasian." Education: Attended Hampshire College and Cae College. Politics: "Bleeding-heart liberal." Hobbies and other interests: Singing.


Office—Pomegranate Communications, Box 808022, Petaluma, CA 94975.


Writer and publisher. Pomegranate Communications, Petaluma, CA, owner, 1975–.


Lightning Bug Thunder, Firefly Books (Richmond Hills, Ontario, Canada), 1998.


Katie Burke told SATA: "I am a writer who doesn't take enough time to write. So, perhaps I'm not truly a writer. I'm very good at beginnings, but I have a hard time seeing a book through to the end—a common problem amongst us non-writer writers. But I believe in the power of storytelling, and how stories can mold our lives, change our perceptions, enrich us. There are countless stories to be told and written; I remain optimistic that I'll get some more of them out of my head and onto paper."

Biographical and Critical Sources


Canadian Book Review Annual, 1998, review of Lightning Bug Thunder, p. 466.

Publishers Weekly, November 30, 1998, review of Lightning Bug Thunder, p. 70.

Resource Links, February, 1999, review of Lightning Bug Thunder, p. 2.

School Library Journal, March, 1999, Steven Engelfried, review of Lightning Bug Thunder, p. 164.

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