Kay Honeyman grew up in Fort Worth, Texas and attended Baylor University, graduating with a Bachelors and Masters in English Language and Literature. She has taught middle and high school English for fifteen years and currently teaches at Highland Park Middle School. She was chosen as Teacher of the Year in 2009 and represented Highland Park ISD as their Secondary Teacher of the Year.
Kay has published articles on teaching and writing in Teaching Tolerance and The Writer’s Magazine. She presented at AASL (American Association of School Librarians) in 2007 on Reading for Pleasure in the Secondary Classroom and ASCD (Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development) on Engaging Students in Real World Connection in 2012.Kay became fascinated with the history of Chinese immigration to the United States when she and her husband decided to adopt from China. They adopted their first child in 2010 and their second child in 2012.
Kay Honeyman’s debut novel, The Fire Horse Girl follows the story of Jade Moon as she travels from China through Angel Island onto the rough streets of 1920s San Francisco’s Chinatown in a search for freedom and identity. Visit her website at kayhoneyman.com.