Kathye Fetsko Petrie is a freelance writer; the editor/publisher/founder (since 2002) of Local LIT, the online publication of literary events and resources in the Philadelphia area (www.locallit.com); and the author of the children’s picture book Flying Jack. Her essays, articles and book reviews have appeared in the Philadelphia Inquirer, Main Line Today, the Writer, the Sun, Literary Hub, Literary Mama, and other publications.
Petrie specializes in writing about books and literary topics, and has published interviews with notable authors including Mary Gordon, Ben Yagoda, and William Styron. She holds a degree in both magazine journalism and English from Syracuse University.
Petrie is married to award-winning Philadelphia Flower Show designer, horticulturist, and garden artist, Michael Petrie, and is the mother of three grown sons. She is currently working on an adult nonfiction book about the writing lives of writer/moms.