OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAKatie Schuermann’s “earthy and joyful” voice is as refreshing and invigorating as the Midwestern sunshine in which she was raised. Writing in vignettes which so perfectly suit the charm of small-town life, Schuermann’s stories call to mind the warmth and realism of Montgomery’s Avonlea.

Always leaning toward the arts, Schuermann earned graduate degrees in music. Her professional experiences are as varied and eclectic as any writer’s, ranging from walking beans to singing with a Baroque orchestra to directing children’s musical theater camps. No doubt, her cornfield roots and curriculum vitae factor heavily in her writing, but it is Schuermann’s confession of faith in the Triune God that readers have come to expect and trust in her published works.

When not writing, she can be found singing, gardening, cooking, holding babies, or trying to climb the nearest tree.