Kathryn Erskine is a Netherlands-born American writer of children's literature. She won the 2010 National Book Award for Young People's Literature for her novel, Mockingbird.
She was born in the Netherlands and has lived in South Africa, Israel, Canada, and Scotland. Ms. Erskine now lives in Virginia with her husband, two children, and dog, Maxine.
She was a lawyer for many years before pursuing her first love, writing. She presents workshops at the Writer's Center.
She is married and they have two children. They also love their new puppy Fletcher.