Kate Feiffer

Kate Feiffer has worked as writer, illustrator, television and event producer, photo editor, and ice cream scooper. She is the author of eleven highly acclaimed books for children and the illustrator of the poetry book The Lamb Cycle, published in April 2023. Kate has been the event producer for the annual Martha's Vineyard based writers' festival Islanders Write since its conception in 2014. Morning Pages, her first novel for adults, will be published in spring 2024.

Kate's drawings stem from a lifelong doodling habit. She has been drawing faces on scraps of paper and creating cartoons for as long as she can recall. Her works have been in numerous group shows and three solo exhibitions (The Vineyard Playhouse Art Space, 2014 and 2019, and MV Film Center Feldman Art space 2022). Her work is also at The R. Michelson Galleries in Northampton, MA. Kate's illustrations have been featured on CNN, The MV Times, MV Arts & Ideas Magazine, MV Magazine, Edible Vineyard, and are in homes across the USA, Europe, and Australia. She is available for commissions.

Kate is a contributing editor for MV Arts & Ideas Magazine, The MV Times, and is the former newsletter editor for the land conservation group Sheriff's Meadow Foundation. She was a longtime committee member for the Possible Dreams Auction on Martha's Vineyard, which raises money for MV Community Services and is currently on the advisory committee for Featherstone Center for Literary Arts.

Before moving to Martha's Vineyard in 1998, Kate was a television news producer based in Boston, where she worked at WGBH and WHDH. When she left the networks, she produced, edited, and wrote the award-winning independent documentary film Matzo & Mistletoe, which has been shown at film festivals across the country.

Kate's daughter Maddy was the inspiration for her books Double Pink and My Mom is Trying to Ruin My Life, and her dog Henry inspired Henry the Dog with No Tail.

Kate currently divides her time between Martha’s Vineyard and New York City. Kate is represented by Rosemary Stimola at Stimola Literary Studio.

In The Lamb Cycle, David Ewbank achieves the unthinkable—he writes so convincingly in the style of the great English poets that one could...