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Kate Hattemer


Kate Hattemer

Kate Hattemer grew up in Cincinnati, Ohio, and attended Yale where she received a degree in Classics. She later moved to D.C. where she taught Latin at a private school. After deciding she wanted to write, she happened upon Uwe Stender from TriadaUS. Her debut, THE VIGILANTE POETS OF SELWYN ACADEMY, drops in April 2014. She also works part-time at an independent bookstore, Joseph-Beth Booksellers. 

Kate Hattemer

Books by Kate Hattemer

by Kate Hattemer - Culture, Social Issues, Young Adult 12+, Youth Fiction

Jesse lives with his history professor dad in a house covered with postcards of images of the Madonna from all over the world. They’re gotten used to this life: two motherless dudes living among thousands of Madonnas. But Jesse has a heart condition that will ultimately cut his life tragically short. Before he dies, he arranges a mysterious trip to Europe for his three cousins, his best friend, and his girlfriend to take after he passes away.

by Kate Hattemer - Young Adult 12+

Witty, sarcastic Ethan and his three friends decide to take down the reality TV show, For Art's Sake, that is being filmed at their high school, the esteemed Selwyn Arts Academy, where each student is more talented than the next. While studying Ezra Pound in English class, the friends are inspired to write a vigilante long poem and distribute it to the student body, detailing the evils of For Art's Sake. But then Luke—the creative force behind the poem and leader of the anti-show movement—becomes a contestant on the nefarious show. It's up to Ethan, his two remaining best friends, and a heroic gerbil named Baconnaise to save their school. Along the way, they'll discover a web of secrets and corruption involving the principal, vice principal, and even their favorite teacher.