“Real, authentic, lyrical.”

Dr. Arthur A. Just

Katie is the wife of Michael, the daughter of Bob and Cindy, and the godmother of fourteen precious people. She is a full-time homemaker, a part-time musician, and a seasonal writer. She is happiest when you are sitting at her table, eating her cooking, and telling her about your day.

Katie began her writing career in Mrs. Kaufman’s fourth grade elementary class, self-publishing poetry in a treasured yellow, teal, and hot-pink spiral-bound notebook. She has since upgraded her trusty notebook to a Mac on which she writes books, poetry, and articles for various publications.

Her “earthy and joyful” (Miller, 2014) 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, her stories call to mind the warmth and realism of Montgomery’s Avonlea as well as the grounded sense of place and community of Berry’s Port William.

Katie’s beloved, acclaimed Anthems of Zion fiction series, including House of Living Stones (CPH, 2014), The Choir Immortal (CPH, 2015), and The Harvest Raise (CPH, 2017), tells the story of Emily Duke, a choir director from the big city who moves to a small town in Illinois to direct the local church choir. Her nonfiction books, He Remembers the Barren (LL 2011; 2nd ed., EP 2017), Pew Sisters (CPH, 2013), and He Restores My Soul (EP, 2018), address the topic of suffering and the theology of the cross for the benefit of her sisters in Christ.

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

Copyright © 2023 Katie Schuermann, All rights reserved.