Rethinking Normal: A Memoir in Transition
by Katie Rain Hill
I came across this article shortly after it was posted and was immediately taken with Katie and Arin's story: two trans* kids in Oklahoma not only find each other and fall in love but they also bravely step forward as advocates at a time when hate crimes against their community are on the rise. I was eager to learn more about Arin and Katie, but internet searches of "Arin Andrews agent" and "Katie Hill representation" proved fruitless. A friend who works in TV news provided the solution--Facebook.
After some back-and-forth with both teenagers, Katie, Arin, and I (and my publisher and company) agreed that we'd publish the first-ever male-to-female and female-to-male memoirs for the young adult market.
I think you'll find the results eye-opening, heartbreaking, and wholly relatable.
"Once I began reading Katie's bold, beautiful unflinchingly honest memoir, I could't put it down. I felt as if I could reach out and touch her." - Susan Kuklin, author and photographer of Beyond Magenta
"In this powerfully honest book, Katie Rain Hill explains it all for you. If her story of growing up transgender in Bible Belt Oklahoma doesn't touch you, you may be made of stone." - Ellen Wittlinger, award-winning author of Parrotfish
"Katie memoir is an extraordinary education tool for anyone who wants to understand more about the transgender experience." - Edge Magazine
A 2015 Rainbow List selection