Half of forever: that’s how long Katie McKy has been telling stories. She started as a kid, under her covers, telling stories to her siblings by flashlight. As a teacher, Katie McKy told stories to explain everything from long division to tornadoes. Katie lives in Eau Claire, Wisconsin. She visits scores of schools every year, where she performs and teaches writing. In the summer, she retreats into the cultivated tranquility of her garden and the wild tranquility of the Canadian wilderness.