In-store Author Event: Katya by Kathryn Mattingly

Please join us for this in-store event. This is a ticketed event requiring a $5 fee or purchase of the book. Books can be purchased through Eventbrite here or by calling Roundabout at 541.306.6564.


Katya creates etchings and silkscreens from sketches drawn above a vineyard, when not busy as a micro farmer growing produce behind her Napa home. Both are a distraction from her unhappy marriage. A series of unpredictable events turn her world upside down, landing her in a coma. While unconscious Katya lives in an alternate state, which depicts her ideal life. If she can solve the meaning of her ‘dream world’ it might reveal the answers to everything that matters.


Kat Mattingly has always had a passion for writing. A handful of her short fiction pieces have received recognition for excellence and are included in her short story collection, Fractured Hearts. Her literary suspense novels include Benjamin (which won an award as a manuscript), Journey, Olivia’s Ghost, and The Tutor. In addition to earning a bachelor of arts from University of Oregon and a master of arts from Pacific U, Kat has studied writing under multiple New York Times best selling authors, receiving certificates of completion for several advanced courses in fiction. Her mentors have included Terry Brooks, Dorothy Allison, Elizabeth George, John Saul, and Gail Tsukiyama. Currently, she creates and teaches courses for the Continuing Ed Program at Central Oregon Community College, including Novel Writing: Fiction & Memoir, and The Art of The Short Story. Kat lives on the High Desert in Central Oregon with her husband Dennis and their Maine coon cat, Atticus. When not teaching writing or penning her next novel, she is nurturing friends and family, and enjoying nature.

Event date: 
Thursday, January 12, 2023 - 6:00pm
Event address: 
900 NW Mt. Washington Drive #110
Bend, OR 97703