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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 the illustrator of the poetry/parody The Lamb Cycle, published in April 2023.  Kate has been the event producer for the annual Martha's Vineyard based writers' festival Islanders Write since its conception in 2014. Her writing and illustrations have appeared in newspapers and magazines on Martha's Vineyard, on HNN, NPR, and in Literary Hub. Kate also writes a column called Around The Writer's Table, which highlights writing and the writing life on Martha's Vineyard island. Morning Pages is her first novel for adults. 


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 recall.  Her works have been in numerous group shows and three solo exhibitions (The Vineyard Playhouse Art Space,  2014 and 2019, and MV Film Center Feldman Art space 2022). Her work is also at  The R. Michelson Galleries in Northampton, MA.  She is available for commissions.


Kate is a contributing editor for MV Arts & Ideas Magazine, the MV Times,  and is the former newsletter editor for the land conservation group Sheriff's Meadow Foundation.  Her article on the stage actress Katherine Cornell in MV Arts & Idea Magazine received a first place NENPA award for personality profile. 


Kate 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. 


For many years Kate was a television talk show and news producer based in Boston, where she worked for Telepictures, Frontline, NBC, and WHDH-TV. After moving to Martha's Vineyard in 1998, she produced, edited, and wrote the award-winning independent 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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