Katherine Cerulean grew up in the countryside near Athens, GA,  home schooled on a farm with dogs, cats, a horse, a pony,  peacocks, rabbits, sheep, goats, turkeys, an African Gray parrot, and many others.

She has been writing seriously for twenty years, starting with screenwriting, moving into novels, and now returning to her first love of writing for the screen with both film scripts and teleplays.

She is the founder of the Athens Writers Association.

Katherine still lives in the house she was literally born in (she sleeps 30 feet from where she was born — how many people can say that?), with her sister, who is an amazing artistic genius.  They also share their home with both a Brad Kunkle print and a Weta-produced Thranduil ring — WOW!

Artwork by Brad Kunkle
Available from the Weta Workshop

She and her sister are lifelong students of self improvement, and Katherine has given away over 90% of her possessions, cycled 60 miles in a day, lost over 50 pounds in 2016 (and gained some of it back ;-), become financially secure, and continues to transform her life and circumstance in service of her lifelong goals. She’s also been on many adventures and had way too much fun.

Since 1997, she has been hard at work improving her craft and measuring up to the high bar of what’s awesome.

Her screenplays include —

  • Murder in the Movies
  • Divining Grace
  • Evonny Mitchell and the Unicorn Knights
  • Beaumont Lake

Her books include —

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Contact info: katherinecerulean@gmail.com


  1. Hello! Thanks for following my blog – I’ve reciprocated. I was wondering, how (briefly) did you go about getting into screen writing? My mind is so visual I can’t help but wonder if that’s something I should try to dabble in in the next few years, but where to begin / get your work seen? Have a great evening!

    1. Hi! If you love movies (like I do!) you should totally try your hand at screenwriting. As far as ‘breaking into’ the business, I don’t really have much advice because the two screenplays I wrote weren’t up to the standards I wanted to try to sell them and then I fell in love with novels. But I believe spec scripts for TV shows and networking at film festivals would be a good place to start. As for learning, I recommend —
      Lew Hunter’s Screenwriting 434: The Industry’s Premier Teacher Reveals the Secrets of the Successful Screenplay
      The Writers Journey: Mythic Structure for Writers by Chris Vogler
      I haven’t got a chance to read it yet, but a lot of people also like —
      Save The Cat! The Last Book on Screenwriting You’ll Ever Need by Blake Snyder
      Hope this helps; good luck!

  2. Hi Katherine. Julie Israel recommended your blog so here I am. Wow.. Fifteen years! I’m following your blog so I can learn from your experience. 😉

    1. The years do fly by! But I won’t subtract a day because it really does feel like I’ve learned a lot. I’ll have a new post soon actually about what I’d tell a beginning writer — so hopefully you’ll find some useful tidbits there!

  3. Hey Katherine- I’m a self-published author living in athens. My books are actually doing pretty well as last month i sold 1100+ copies. The better news is that there has been a steady upward trajectory since october 2013 and i’ve spent a grand total of roughly 2 hours actually marketing the books. I only tell u this to let u know i’m not a whacko psycho type. Anyway, because of the nature of my job, i cant broadcast my possible plans to quit working and pursue a career as a self-published author. Anyhoo… I was looking for a group of self-published authors in athens and ur about the only concrete person i came up with. I’d like to talk w someone… anyone… who is following a similar path as this would be a literally life-changing decision. I know u have an annual event but is there some other type of weekly/monthly ‘support group’ for those of us who dream of a life self-publishing books? Ok, i’ve been rambling for too long and my daughter is making bird noises at my head so i better wrap this up. Can u please get back to me about the possibility of meeting up to talk shop?

    1. Hi Dan,
      That’s great! You are doing wonderful well! Yes I would be happy to get together and talk to you. Just contact me through my email: katherinecerulean@gmail.com. Also check out the Athens Writers Association (http://athenswritersassociation.wordpress.com/). I started the AWA to help like-minded people get together and improve. I know many of the members personally and all are friendly and happy to help. Maybe we can do a ‘writer’s lunch’ and you can meet a few on us. Best wishes!

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