Katherine Center writes bittersweet comic novels about how we get back up after life has knocked us down. She writes about hope, and love, and how we hold onto life’s joys, even in the midst of all its hardship.
Katherine is the author of six novels, including The Bright Side of Disaster, Happiness for Beginners, and the upcoming How to Walk Away—with more on the way. Her fourth novel, The Lost Husband, was recently optioned for a movie.
Her work has appeared in Vanity Fair, The Atlantic, Redbook, InStyle, People, USA Today, Real Simple, Houstonia, the Dallas Morning News, the Houston Press, and the Houston Chronicle, as well as several anthologies.
Katherine holds degrees from Vassar College and the University of Houston’s Creative Writing Program and lives in Texas with her husband and two sweet children.
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Three Good Things is a quarterly(ish) newsletter full of amazing stories, podcasts, songs, movies, TED talks, and other goodness that Katherine has found and can’t wait to share.
HOW WE TELL OUR STORIES
Katherine is also a speaker abouts storytelling, resilience, and how we can tell the best stories of our lives. She speaks anywhere and everywhere, from luncheons to book clubs to corporate events.
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READER REVIEWANGIE / HOW TO WALK AWAY
""Wow! I don't know how to describe reading How to Walk Away by Katherine Center without sounding like a major fangirl. This is one of those novels that will become a part of my "desert island library"—books I read and reread over the years because they are comfort food to my soul. I HIGHLY recommend this one."
READER REVIEWBRENNA / HAPPINESS FOR BEGINNERS
"This book completely owned me. I picked it up to read one chapter before bed to see if I was into it and it's less than 24 hours later and I cannot wipe the grin off my face."
READER REVIEWJENNIFER / HAPPINESS FOR BEGINNERS
"It is like a sigh of pleasure to read, and I was completely absorbed in the book like I was hearing a story about my possible self or my best friend."
READER REVIEWSTACY / HOW TO WALK AWAY
"This story is tender and bittersweet most of all hopeful. I devoured it in one sitting and I can't wait to tell all of my friends to read it!"
READER EVIEWANNA / HAPPINESS FOR BEGINNERS
"LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE. Already gave two copies of this book and forced people to read it. They loved it too. Perfect mix of humor & personal growth."
READER REVIEWTRISH / HAPPINESS FOR BEGINNERS
"I do believe I love each new release by this author more than the last, but at the same time love them all. Read this book, it is wonderful!"
READER REVIEWMARIA / HOW TO WALK AWAY
"Prepare to be blown away by How to Walk Away, just one of Katherine Center's beautifully, often comically written, bittersweet novels of overcoming tragedy and persevering. I was hooked on the first page, and everything else had to wait while I delved, completely absorbed, into this fantastic book."
READER REVIEWSTACY / HAPPINESS FOR BEGINNERS
"I read this book in one sitting because I just couldn’t put it down! I’m paying for the marathon reading session this morning though. Totally worth it!"
READER REVIEWSABINE / HAPPINESS FOR BEGINNERS
"5 glowing, laughing, crying, wonderful, all-time-favourite stars. I loved, LOVED, loved this book so much! I had to create a new Goodreads shelf for it: all-time-favourite! I laughed A LOT...then I cried a bit and then I laughed while I was crying. I learned to look at things a different, better way. And while I did I had the greatest time ever."
READER REVIEWKate / Get Lucky
"The experience of reading her work makes you more optimistic about what the world is capable of."