Kate Kort was born in St. Louis, MO in 1985.  She studied English and World Literature at Truman State University.  She currently lives in a suburb of Portland, OR with her husband and three children.  Some of her favorite authors include Salman Rushdie, G.K. Chesterton, Carl Hiaasen, Mikhail Bulgakov, Andrei Bely, and Arundhati Roy.

Glass is her debut and Laika is her second novel.