Katharine began writing her memoir when she was thirty-two and recovering from her fifth surgery on her left foot, her seventh surgery overall. By the time she finished the book ten years later, she realized that her perspective had changed: As a child, she desperately wanted to blend in, but as a mom, she wants her son to know it’s okay to be different.
Raised in Longmeadow, MA, Katharine Houston-Voss moved to New York City to pursue her passion for performance. After graduating from New York University’s TISCH School of the Arts, she spent twenty years performing in and around NYC. Houston-Voss now works for a non-profit environmental organization and resides in Maplewood, New Jersey, with her husband and son.