Brunswick Author Describes a Hectic Morning in New Children’s Book (New York Times)

Kate Egan with her children, Maddie and Nate

Kate Egan, who lives in Brunswick and is the editor of the hugely popular The Hunger Games book trilogy, has published her first picture book, Kate and Nate are Running Late!

The New York Times calls the story “refreshing” for depicting a parent who makes a mistake without being turned into a caricature. “The mother is also recognizably and understandably imperfect. She sighs and becomes impatient. At one point, she’s ‘too tense to talk.’ And all this is nothing compared to the colossal parental error that serves as the book’s surprise twist at the end (parents will no doubt see it coming).”

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