Kate O’Shaughnessy

Kate O’Shaughnessy writes middle grade fiction. She is a graduate of Yale University, a member of SCBWI, and is the events and outreach coordinator at Left Margin LIT, a creative writing center in Berkeley, California. When she’s not writing, you can find Kate in her garden, eating good food, hiking, and chronically mispronouncing words she’s read but never heard said aloud.

Her debut novel, The Lonely Heart of Maybelle Lane, was published with Knopf Books for Young Readers in 2020. Her latest, Lasagna Means I Love You, was published in February 2023; it has received two starred reviews, and was a Junior Library Guild Selection as well as an Amazon Editors’ Best of the Month pick.

Represented by: Peter Knapp