Katy Rank Lev is a freelance writer, editor, and educator living in Pittsburgh, PA. She holds an MFA in nonfiction writing from the University of Pittsburgh and has over 15 years’ experience in communications, ranging from nonprofit donor relations to feature-style magazine articles in national publications like Parents magazine. She specializes in higher education communications, preparing commencement addresses, presentations for boards of trustees, and crisis communications.

Rank Lev began self-publishing fiction for fun until her CPA pointed out that her side hustle income surpassed her day job. Since 2021, she’s focused full time on her publishing business. Writing under a pen name, she has sold over 27,000 copies of her books.