Kate Palmer 

Kate Salley Palmer is a native of Orangeburg, South Carolina and a graduate of the University of South Carolina. After teaching school for a couple of years, Kate began doing editorial cartoons for The Greenville News, and later became one of only three women nationally syndicated. In 1980 Kate won the Freedom Foundation's Principal Award for Editorial Cartooning and in 2000, one of her cartoons was featured in Newsweek's "100 Years in Cartoons" feature. In the early 90's Kate began writing and illustrating picture books for children. Her first four books were published by national publishers, e.g., Simon and Schuster and Boyds Mills Press, and in 1998 she and her husband Jim, a retired Clemson professor, started Warbranch Press. Since then they have published six books written and illustrated by Kate. The first three were about Kate's family and the last three about the Revolutionary War. Kate also wrote her memoir, Growing Up Cartoonist in the Baby Boom South, published in 2006 by Clemson University's Digital Press. Kate is a member of the AAEC (American Association of Editorial Cartoonists), National Cartoonist Society's Southeast Chapter and SCBWI (Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators). She regularly makes talks at schools, teacher conferences, writing workshops, as well as civic clubs and friends of the library chapters. Her books are available in most bookstores and gift shops in the South Carolina area, on Amazon.com and Baker and Taylor.com and from the Warbranch Press website (www.warbranchpress.com).
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