Kate DePalma

Author, editor & teacher

Other publications

Academic work

"Negotiating Little Red Riding Hood: Creating a modern edition of the classic fairy tale." Write4Children IV, Diversity, Inclusion and Equality Special Edition, no. 2 (June 2013).  


"lullaby." Wingbeats: Exercises and Practice in Poetry. Edited by Scott Wiggerman and David Meischen. Dos Gatos Press, 2011 and Zone 3 (Spring/Summer 2007)

"lundi gras." Zone 3 (Spring/Summer 2007)

Kate around the internet


Barefoot Books Blog


My inactive Instagram project, Emojese — an experiment in communicating exclusively through emoji


The Offbeat Bride profile of my wedding: Katie & Nick's sexy, Southern-fried, black-tie hootenanny


speaking engagements


  • Community Heroes Family Reading Night, Grassland Elementary School (Franklin, TN, 2016)
  • Nashville Public Library, Bellevue Branch (Nashville, TN, 2016)

“Making a Storybook: How Modern Editors Select and Create Fairy Tale Picture Books”

  • Harvard University, Gender and Retold Fairy Tales class (Cambridge, MA, 2012 and 2014)

"Inspiration to creation: crafting books to reach young readers"

  • Southern Festival of Books, panel with Jessica Young and Mary Uhles (Nashville, TN, 2016) 

“Behind the Books: writing, editing, publishing, and selling children's books”

  • Scales Elementary School (Brentwood, TN, 2017)
  • Grassland Middle School (Nashville TN, 2016)
  • Concord Festival of Authors (Concord, MA, 2013 and 2014)
  • Jambalaya Writers’ Conference (Houma, Louisiana, 2013)
  • Emerson College, Book Publishing Overview graduate seminar (Boston, MA, 2011, 2012 and 2013; five appearances total)
  • Emerson College, Electronic Publishing class (Boston, MA, 2013)
  • Chenery Middle School (Belmont, MA, 2012)
  • Barefoot Books US Ambassador Conference (Concord, MA, 2012)
  • Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators Concord Critique Group (Concord, MA, 2012)
  • King Open School (Cambridge, MA 2011)
  • Wellington Elementary School (Belmont, MA, 2010)
  • Conley Hills Elementary School (East Point, GA, 2009 and 2010)

“Picture Book Dos and Don’ts”

  • Jambalaya Writers’ Conference (Houma, LA, 2012)

"'That's the mentality here; that's the reality here': Eminem and  Juvenal rap Detroit and Rome"

  • University of Texas Classics Department First Friday gathering, 2005
  • Loyola University New Orleans Board of Trustees meeting, 2005
  • Classical Association of the Middle West and South (CAMWS) annual meeting, 2004

"ΛΥΩ and ΟΛΛΥΜΙ in Euripides' Hippolytus"

  • Classical Association of the Middle West and South (CAMWS) annual meeting, 2005
  • CAMWS Southern Section annual meeting, 2004

"Eastern Decadence, Domestic Hegemony and the Disobedience of  Women: Suppression of the Bacchants"

  • Ancient Religious Associations in Context conference (University of Pennsylvania), 2003
  • Eta Sigma Phi annual national meeting, 2003