Meet Katie Lee Reinert
Katie's debut picture book, Ready to Smile Again, will release with Gnome Road in the spring of 2025.
With lovingly-created illustrations by Sara Aziz, this story of a chipmunk displaced from his home is packed with heart and light touches of humor. Katie magically creates an opportunity for young readers to build empathy and experience social-emotional growth as they connect with her adorable main character.
Katie Lee Reinert lives outside of Portland, Oregon with her husband and two daughters where she loves exploring new hiking trails in the summer and trying to stay dry in the winter. When she isn't curled up with her dog and a good book or checking out the local farmer's market, she likes to write stories for children about the magic of imagination that will inspire kids and make them laugh.