Katelyn Brawn

Author, Speaker, Panelist

Katelyn Brawn is an American author, born and raised in Baltimore, Maryland. At eight years old she sat down with a box of crayons and off-white construction paper to create a picture book full of colorful images for her mother. Sitting her down, Katelyn walked her mom step by step through an epic tale. That was the day her mother knew she was destined to be a storyteller.

Her love of fairy tales and storytelling led her to write the Hap-PIE-ly Ever After series. Certain there’s more substance to the story beyond the traditional tale, Katlelyn provides modern context and setting to make the original titles more relatable to today’s readers.

I want to show girls that happily ever after isn’t out of reach, even in the darkest of situations. I want them to see that they aren’t alone in the issues they face every day, both big and small.”

Her debut book Pumpkin Pie, hit #1 Hot New Releases on Amazon. Katelyn is a sought-after book club speaker and library panelist. When she isn’t writing, she’s creating engaging content for her 500k+ followers on TikTok under the user name @atomicapplepie. Her fans especially enjoy stories about her father, dubbed Papa Apple Pie by her followers, and his antics.

Katelyn is also involved in her community. She serves as the volunteer Program Director of artistic roller skating in her local recreation council. Teaching, choreographing, and costume/set design are but a few of her responsibilities leading up to show weekend. On her days off she makes jewelry for her Etsy shop and spends time with her favorite pooch, Rosie.

My mama says I was destined to be a storyteller. I hope to do her proud.

Katelyn Brawn

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