Mary Kate Doman has written over 30 books for young readers. photo copy 2When she is not writing, Mary Kate consults for some of the biggest children’s and young adult imprints and publishing houses around the world. She also teaches children’s publishing and literature classes at the graduate level.

Mary Kate lives with her husband, Tim and their daughter, Tess (who was born while she was writing Tragedy at the Triangle) in Brooklyn.


Check Out All of Mary Kate’s Books

Tragedy at the Triangle

Screen Shot 2014-10-21 at 5.53.34 PMThis middle grade historical fiction book is about two immigrant girls pursuing their American dreams against all odds. Life in the New York City tenements was filled with both struggles and promise. Cecelia and Rose live in the same tenement, but are from two different worlds. Fate and circumstance bring the unlikely pair together, but it is not simple for a Catholic girl and Jewish girl to be friends in 1911. The two keep their friendship a secret until they are both forced to work in a garment factory to support their families. When disaster strikes the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory, Cecelia and Rose face the tragedy together, forever altering both of their futures. This story of friendship, heartache, and hope blends fact with fiction to create a timeless tale that will stay with young readers long after the final page. Published by The History Press.

All About Big Machines seriesbig-machines

From Big Military Machines to Cool Cars to Rescue Vehicles, the easy-to-read text and colorful, up-close photographs will grab the interest of young readers. Supporting the Social Studies, Science, and Reading and Language Arts Standard, each book focuses on different types of machines. Published by Enslow Publishers.

Scholastic’s  iRead Phonics seriesIRead

Readers that teach phonics skills as part of a foundational reading program designed to close the achievement gap before it begins and place all K-2 children on a predictable path to college and career. Published by Scholastic, Inc.

The Heights series Screen Shot 2015-01-07 at 1.18.11 PM

These gentle reads (20 books in the series) are brimming with spirited characters and positive values—but with a little extra excitement and bite, so hold on to your hats! Written expressly for the middle grade struggling reader, the series does not contain strong language, edgy themes, or dysfunctional families. In fact, family is the main theme of these titles. And one particular family is the focus with their uncanny knack for finding humor, hope, and colorful personalities—even in unusual circumstances. Written at the lowest reading levels, the story structure is straightforward and moves the reader through the text quickly and efficiently. Published by Saddleback Educational Publishing.