Story of Kay M. Bates
Local Children's author uses her imagination to overcome
September 22, 2022
COLFAX – Colfax resident and children's author Kay M. Bates, 33, bounced around a lot growing up. Starting in California and the Seattle area, it was when her father went to WSU that she found what she calls home: the Palouse.
Bates imagined that she would be a writer when she was a kid. "I had a friend in California who I would have writing contests to see who could write it faster," Bates said. "I was 11, and the story was 39 pages long." As she grew up though she started looking into different fields, attending the University of Idaho for a Bachelor's in Microbiology, and onto get her...