Kathryn Starke is an urban literacy consultant, reading specialist, adjunct professor, and former elementary school teacher. She is the founder of Creative Minds Publications, an educational publishing company and The Starke School. Starke is the author of Amy's Travels, Tackle Reading, and A Touchdown in Reading: An Educator’s Guide to Literacy Instruction. After she wrote her first women’s fiction novel, Because of You, in 2012 she was selected as one of the 50 writers you should be reading. Starke graduated from Longwood University with a BS and elementary education and a MS in Literacy and Culture.