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Katie Porterfield

A writer based in Nashville, Tennessee, Katie Hines Porterfield has a Bachelor of Arts in American Studies from the University of the South (Sewanee) and a Master's in Journalism from the University of Alabama.

Katie and her husband, Forrest, met at Sewanee, the subject of her first book, and married at Lake Martin, the subject of her second book. Their twin boys inspired her to begin writing books about places close to her heart, and just like that, A to Z Children's Books was born.   

A full-time journalist turned freelancer and children’s author, Katie Hines Porterfield is passionate about writing. Her journalism experience includes working as writer and managing editor for Business Tennessee magazine, where she penned the majority of the publication’s cover stories over a three-year period. As a monthly contributor to Her Nashville, Katie profiled female entrepreneurs for the "Her Best" section of the women's magazine. Before venturing to Nashville, she served as regional reporter for The Tuscaloosa News, where she earned a business news award from the Alabama Associated Press Managing Editors for a three-day series on Alabama’s catfish industry.


✍ : Read Katie's StyleBlueprint Q&A with hospital CEO Regina Bartlett. Read More

✍ : Read Katie's Q&A with heart attack survivor  Cody Brummet, StyleBlueprint's February 2018 Face of TriStar. Read More

✍ : Read Katie's StyleBlueprint article about Nashville's Pure Sweat + Float Studio.   Read More

✍ : Read Katie's Q&A with domestic abuse survivor Beth Brown, StyleBlueprint's June 2017 Face of TriStar.  Read More

✍ : Read Katie's StyleBlueprint article about Summer skincare essentials  Read More


✍ : Read Katie's StyleBlueprint article about pregnant Silo Chef Kristin Beringson  Read More

✍ : Read Katie's Q&A with hospital chaplain Catina Parrish, StyleBlueprint's March 2017 Face of TriStar.  Read More

✍ : Read Katie's Q&A with postpartum depression survivor Kelly Swan, StyleBlueprint's December 2016 Face of TriStar.  Read More

✍ : Read Katie’s cover story, “A Medieval Mindset,” published in the Winter 2016 issue of MTSU Magazine, the magazine for Middle Tennessee State University alumni, friends and supporters.  Read More