Kathye Fetsko Petrie is a freelance writer; the editor/publisher and founder (since 2002) of Local LIT, the online publication of literary events and resources in the Philadelphia area; and the author of the children’s picture book, Flying Jack. Her other publication credits include The Philadelphia InquirerMain Line TodayThe WriterWriters’ Notes, The Sun, Parents Expresspif, Broad Street ReviewLiterary Mama and Literary Hub.  She is a former editor of PSA Journal, the monthly magazine of The Photographic Society of America, and in her university days was features and arts editor of the independent student newspaper, The Daily Orange. She attended the S. I. Newhouse School of Public Communications and The College of Arts and Sciences at Syracuse University and holds a BA in both magazine journalism and English.

Petrie specializes in writing about books and literary topics, and has published interviews with notable authors including Mary GordonBen Yagoda and William Styron. She is currently working on an adult nonfiction book about the writing lives of writer/moms.

Kathye Fetsko Petrie is married to award-winning Philadelphia International Flower Show designer, horticulturist and garden artist, Michael Petrie, owner of Michael Petrie’s HANDMADE GARDENS, for which she is the publications writer/editor and webmaster.  They have three grown sons.