About Kate Feiffer:

Kate Feiffer has worked as writer, illustrator, television and event producer, photo editor, and ice cream scooper. She is the author of eleven highly acclaimed books for children and since 2014 has been the event producer for the annual Martha's Vineyard based writers' festival Islanders Write.


Kate's drawings stem from a lifelong doodling habit. She has been drawing faces on scraps of paper and creating cartoons for as long as she can remember.  She's had three solo shows at The Vineyard Playhouse Art Space, in 2014 and 2019, and in 2022, at the MV Film Center Feldman Artspace. She also has work at  The R. Michelson Galleries in Northampton, MA. Kate's work has also been part of several group shows. Her illustrations have also been featured on CNN, The MV Times, MV Arts & Ideas Magazine, MV Magazine, Edible Vineyard, and are in homes across the USA, Europe, and Australia. She is available for commissions.


Kate also edits the newsletter for the land conservation group Sheriff's Meadow Foundation. She was a longtime committee member for the Possible Dreams Auction on Martha's Vineyard, which raises money for MV Community Services and is currently on the advisory committee for Featherstone Center for Literary Arts. 


Before moving to Martha's Vineyard year round in 1998, Kate was  a  television news producer based in Boston. She also produced, edited, and wrote the  award-winning documentary film "Matzo & Mistletoe," which has been shown at film festivals across the country. 


Kate's daughter Maddy was the inspiration for her books "Double Pink" and "My Mom is Trying to Ruin My Life," and her dog Henry inspired "Henry the Dog with No Tail."


Kate currently divides her time between  Martha’s Vineyard and New York city. Kate is represented by Rosemary Stimola at Stimola Literary Studio.


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My Mom is Trying to Ruin
My Life: The Musical

MV Playhouse Workshop

Danielle Hopkins and Chelsea McCarthy

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