Katharine Crawford Robey
Children's Author

About (Biography)

Katharine Crawford Robey (“Kit” to her friends) was born in Madison, Wisconsin. She spent most of her childhood on forty acres of land near Marshfield, Wisconsin called Silver Creek Farm. There Katharine explored fields, woods, and streams and learned to love nature, especially birds. She began writing when she was about eight, all sorts of stories and poems. Katharine spent her college years at the University of Wisconsin in Madison and took ecology courses, history, and music. After that she followed in her father’s footsteps and went to law school at the University of Kentucky in Lexington.
Photo by Beverly Hills Drake
Immediately upon graduation she married her beloved husband, Ron, her law school classmate. They moved to Atlanta, Georgia, where they still live. Katharine practiced law for ten years. She retired to raise her two children, Kate and John Warren, and to write. Katharine was named a Master Birder by the Atlanta Audubon Society in 2002. Now she writes, plays the violin in a Baroque Orchestra, and goes birding whenever she can. Katharine spends every summer with her family in Northwest Michigan in Empire.