Kat Black is an avid reader and writer of young adult literature. Drawn most to ancient times and places of shadow and mystery, she strives to pluck her readers out of the here and now and engross them in the possibility of what once was.
Kat has worked for twenty-two years in the Children’s book industry—more than half of that time as a designer for legendary publishing icon Walter Lorraine. With Caldecott and Newbery Medal winning artist and authors like David Macaulay, Allen Say, Lois Lowry, and Chris VanAllsburg as clients, Kat learned firsthand what it takes to make it in the amazing world of children’s publishing.
Kat lives with her family in Lynn, Massachusetts. A Templar’s Apprentice, her first book came out in 2009. A Templar’s Gifts released in 2011, and A Templar’s Destiny will be out this August.
Scotland. 1307. Thirteen-year-old Tormod MacLeod is different. He knows things before they happen. Even his own brother treats him differently, and all Tormod can do is bide his time until he's old enough to leave the village and make something of himself. His chance comes sooner than expected when a Templar knight asks him to deliver a secret message. But Tormod's efforts end up endangering both their lives. What follows is a desperate journey to escape the army of King Philippe le Bel of France. If he is to survive, Tormod must learn to harness the powers within.