Katie Alender grew up in South Florida. She is the third of four children (three girls and a boy). She attended high school at the Palm Beach County School of the Arts, studying Communication Arts. From there, she went on to the Florida State University Film School, which led her to her current hometown of Los Angeles.
Her first brush with publication was in high school, when her article So You Want to Live On Mars? was published in Sassy magazine in December 1991. More recently, she was the head writer on the 48-Hour Film Project Best of Los Angeles 2007, and worked for many years as writer/producer for the Animal Planet Dog Championships and AKC/Eukanuba National Championship dog shows on Animal Planet. Currently, she is a full-time author.
She enjoys writing, reading, sewing, practicing yoga, photography, and hanging out with her husband and her daughter.