Katrin van Dam has worked in children’s media and licensing for nearly thirty years and is currently a creative executive at a major media company. In 2018, Scholastic published her debut young adult novel, “Come November.” A few months later, she was diagnosed with breast cancer and underwent a double mastectomy. After experiencing firsthand the societal pressure to have reconstruction and choosing instead to go flat, she felt compelled to provide a resource for women who are facing this difficult decision. “Flat and Happy,” her first work of nonfiction, came out of that commitment.

Kat lives with her husband in New York City. She is an avid theatergoer and enjoys hosting raucous dinner parties and traveling. She is also passionate about good food, storytelling, and saving our beautiful, besieged planet (not necessarily in that order). She is a graduate of Yale University.