Meet Katana

Katana Collins grew up in a lot of different places. She has called PA, NC, GA, FL and NY all her home. Pretty much in that order, too. She always dreamed of being an author. A photographer. A teacher. A veterinarian. A dolphin trainer. A ballerina. And an actress. She’s proud to say that a few of these even came true.

Kat attended the Savannah College of Art and Design where she took only one writing class–but it was the class that changed the course of her life forever. One amazing professor and one semester later, she emerged with a new set of skills and was finally able to develop what was always a passion into that of a career. Or in Katana’s case, one of many careers. She showed up her first day of undergrad in overalls and flip flops…and graduated in a strapless silk dress and a pair of Manolos. She has never since worn overalls. Though, she does admit to the occasional flip flop.

Katana’s “double life” entails photographing portraits (boudoir and glamour portraits, pet portraits and baby/kids/family photographs). She actively volunteers her time to several charities, including animal rescues in the Brooklyn area (with a yearly pet portrait charity event) and a yearly October Boudoir/Glamour contest to promote breast cancer awareness.

Her first book, Soul Stripper, hit the shelves in June of 2013 with its sequel, Soul Survivor, following shortly after in September. The third and final book in the paranormal erotic series will debut in April of 2014!

Between navigating life as a small business owner, a first-time homeowner, and a newlywed, Kat is in a constant state of “OHMYGODINEEDCOFFEENOW.” She lives in Brooklyn with her comic book artist husband and ever-growing family of rescue animals–a mastiff/lab mix who is currently battling lymphoma, an anxiety-ridden chihuahua, and a kitten who just may be the Devil incarnate (or, in this case, in’cat’nate). She can usually be found hunched over her laptop in a cafe, guzzling gallons of coffee, and wearing fabulous (albeit sometimes impractical) shoes.