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Kathryn Tanquary

Kathryn Tanquary is an American juvenile fiction author who lives and works in Japan. She is from Highlands Ranch, Colorado,[1] and currently works as an editor for Edelman Japan.[2]

Kathryn Tanquary
Editor for Edelman Japan
EducationB.A. in Creative Writing
Alma materKnox College
GenreJuvenile fiction
Notable worksThe Night Parade

Tanquary studied creative writing at Knox College, where she graduated from in 2010.[3] At Knox College, she was listed as a distinguished student on the Dean's List and the President's Circle.[4] After attaining her degree, Tanquary taught English as a Foreign Language to middle school students in the Gunma Prefecture of Japan.[5][1]

In college, Tanquary wrote several short stories for adults. She has always been interested in Japanese folklore, which stimulated the concept for her debut novel, a juvenile fiction book titled The Night Parade. Soon after its January 2016 release, the author stated that she plans to release a new middle-grade series as well as an unrelated fantasy novel for adults.[6]

She has written columns for Writer’s Digest and has been featured in several other publications. She is also an advocate for representation of diversity in juvenile and teen fiction.[7]

Tanquary is represented by Thao Le of the Sandra Dijkstra Agency,[8] and her debut novel was published through Sourcebooks Jabberwocky.[9]


  1. ^ a b "Dean's List Fall 2009 - Knox College". Retrieved 2016-12-10.
  2. ^ @EdelmanJapan (2016-01-06). "Edelman Japan on Twitter". Twitter. Retrieved 2016-12-10.
  3. ^ "HRC10 Class of 2010" (PDF). Knox College. 2010. Retrieved 2016-12-10.
  4. ^ "HRC10 President's Circle" (PDF). Knox College. 2010. Retrieved 2016-12-10.
  5. ^ "Kathryn Tanquary | |". Retrieved 2016-11-10.
  6. ^ Sambuchino, Chuck (2016-02-01). "Breaking in: debut authors: how they did it, what they learned and why you can do it, too". Writer's Digest. 96 (2): 18 – via Academic OneFile.
  7. ^ "7 Tips for Writing About Other Cultures |". 2016-01-08. Retrieved 2016-12-10.
  8. ^ "Sandra Dijkstra Literary Agency". Retrieved 2016-12-09.
  9. ^ "Kirkus Review: The Night Parade". Kirkus Reviews. 2015-09-21. Retrieved 2016-11-09.

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