Katherine Clark is a native of Birmingham, Alabama and currently makes her home on the Florida Gulf Coast in Pensacola. She received her undergraduate degree from Harvard and a Ph.D. in American literature from Emory. The Headmaster’s Darlings is her first novel, and the first in a series of Mountain Brook novels to be published by Pat Conroy’s Story River Books imprint at the University of South Carolina Press. She is also the author of two oral biographies, Motherwit: An Alabama Midwife’s Story, and Milking the Moon: A Southerner’s Story of Life on this Planet. She recently completed work on Pat Conroy’s oral biography, forthcoming from the University of South Carolina Press.