I was born Kathryn LoConte in Haverhill, Massachusetts in 1982. I moved to New Hampshire to work and write for Yankee Magazine in 2004 and I’ve lived in the Granite State ever since. Although life and various types of transportation have brought me through six continents, including many of the destinations found in my first novel Searching for Saffron, I’ve always called New England home.
I grew up reading and writing, drawing and playing outside. Admittedly, there was television, too. I made friends, a few enemies. I’ve also loved: enter family, friends, husband, and three infuriable (infuriating + adorable) sons. The reading and writing, among the other experiences, have stuck… I hope you read, and enjoy, what I write.
On paper, I hold a Bachelor of Arts in Journalism and a Bachelor of Arts in Fine Art with a concentration in photography from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. I received my Master of Arts in Liberal Studies in Creative Writing from Dartmouth College. I’ve also completed studies in the Creative Writing Summer Programme at the University of Oxford.
Putting my degrees and experiences to use, I’ve written news and travel features for publication since 2003, when I got my start writing a weekly column for the Nashua Telegraph. I currently work as an Associate Director of Communications at Dartmouth College.
Searching for Saffron is my first published work of fiction. I’m currently seeking literary representation for my second novel, Truth Be Told, while plugging away at a new work in progress.