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Katrin van Dam

Biography

Katrin van Dam

Growing up, Katrin van Dam lived for singing, dancing, acting and generally showing off. She majored in Theater Studies at Yale and then moved to New York to become a Big Star. She soon discovered that she had a crippling attachment to food and shelter, and that her acting “career” was unlikely to yield much of either, so she got a job in children’s media. Twenty-mumble years later, she is a creative executive at a major media company and writes in her spare time. She and her husband, who met as acting interns at the New Jersey Shakespeare Festival, live in New York City. They enjoy seeing unreasonable amounts of theater, hosting raucous dinner parties and traveling.

Katrin van Dam

Books by Katrin van Dam

by Katrin van Dam - Coming of Age, Contemporary Fiction, Family, Fiction, Mental Health, Young Adult 13+

It's not the end of the world, but for Rooney it's starting to feel that way. Her mom just lost her job and isn't planning to get another one. Instead, she's spending every waking moment with a group called the Next World Society, whose members are convinced they'll be leaving Earth behind on November 17. It sounds crazy to Rooney, but to her mother and younger brother it sounds like salvation. As her mom's obsession threatens to tear their lives apart, Rooney is scrambling to hold it all together. But will saving her family mean sacrificing her dreams --- or theirs?