About Author Katrina Denise
As an educator Katrina watched children overlook so many great books because they could not relate or see themselves in the characters. Katrina witnessed her daughter at the age of four, select novels simply because the cover displayed an African American child sporting natural hair, and that resonated with her more than the well-known books. As a result of this experience, Katrina knew her passion for writing had turned into a mission for literacy. Her expertise as an educator for over seventeen years has helped her to connect with parents and meet the needs of students by highlighting quality literature.
Her first book, The Message in The Mirror, was released in November of 2016, and aims to help readers realize that beauty is more than skin deep. It addresses bullying, self-esteem and self-love. In February of 2020 she released her second book entitled, Picture Perfect Jordan, which encourages readers to see themselves as fearfully and wonderfully made. The book highlights the importance of loving oneself, growing beyond mistakes and the value in seeking help when needed.
Katrina's aim as an author is for readers to recognize that they are Strong, Confident, Intelligent, Courageous and Beautiful despite what others may think. She wants children to understand that what matters most is how they see themselves. In the end, she simply wants to do all that she can to help children know their worth, and to "always believe in the power they have inside!"
I am so happy to connect with new readers. I am an educator and mom of two beautiful children. Though I still feel quite youthful, I am now the proud grandma of a two-year-old and one year old twins. I am a native of Maryland and a product of the Baltimore City Public School System. Additionally, I am graduate of Howard University in Washington, DC, and received my master's degree in education from McDaniel College.
I used to work at Disney along with a local television station in MD. Singing and dancing are my hobbies besides reading!