Ana and Zak Latin America Release

Posted on Wednesday, 12th August, 2015

Pictures from the Buenos Aires book release. Thanks, everybody!

Book Signing, August 6th

Posted on Friday, 31st July, 2015

Come to the Yellow Dog Bookshop, in Columbia, for my latest book signing. August 6th, 7:00 PM! It’s at 8 South Ninth Street. Thanks to the owners for inviting me!

June 26th

Posted on Sunday, 28th June, 2015


Spanish Version of ANA AND ZAK

Posted on Wednesday, 24th June, 2015


Available in August!

San Francisco Book Review

Posted on Thursday, 18th June, 2015

Great review of ANA AND ZAK!

One of my first conventions:

Posted on Monday, 25th May, 2015


1997, Archon Science Fiction Convention, St. Louis. That’s me as Arnold Rimmer, there on the left. Wish I had a better picture of this.

FYA Review

Posted on Wednesday, 20th May, 2015

My friends over at Forever Young Adult review ANA AND ZAK.

Today’s the day!

Posted on Tuesday, 19th May, 2015


THE IMPROBABLE THEORY OF ANA AND ZAK is available for purchase! What are you waiting for?

Publisher’s Weekly Review of ANA AND ZAK

Posted on Monday, 16th March, 2015

Ana and Zak are polar opposites: she’s a brainy, straight-A student focused on meeting her parents’ expectations, and he’s a geeky slacker coasting through high school on his way to community college. An extra-credit assignment throws them together at a quiz bowl championship in Seattle, where they spend a hectic all-nighter on a rescue mission after Ana’s younger brother runs away to a science fiction convention. With Zak as her guide, Ana plunges into the world of Washingcon, filled with cosplaying nerds of every stripe, where they are targeted by an angry mob of card-game collectors, hunted by a Viking, and held captive by a drug dealer—all before dawn. Peppering his novel with references to delight die-hard SF fans and pop-culture aficionados alike, Katcher (Almost Perfect) pens a love letter to fanboys and fangirls everywhere. On the surface, the story is a lighthearted and entertaining romance, but serious undertones explore the fractured side of parent-child relationships and misfit characters desperate to find a tribe. A delightful romp for anyone still figuring out where they belong. Ages 14–up.

Awesome Kirkus Review of ANA AND ZAK

Posted on Monday, 16th February, 2015

Two teens discover that their improbable chemistry is just what it takes for a probable relationship. Still adjusting to a new stepdad, slacker Zak has anxiously been awaiting Washingcon, a science fiction, fantasy, and comic book convention in Seattle. But when his health teacher (and quiz bowl sponsor) notices that he plagiarized his health paper, she offers him two options: fail health and not graduate or serve as an alternate on the quiz bowl team for their big tournament. Who really fails health? So he begrudgingly chooses the latter, despite it being the same weekend as his con. Hyperfocused Ana, who must be perfect to show her parents she’s not like her older sister who dropped out of high school to have a baby, has her doubts about Zak. After Ana’s younger brother and fellow quiz bowl member, Clayton, sneaks out to attend Washingcon, Zak and Ana begin a humorously whirlwind night searching for him. Their alternating viewpoints narrate how they dodge and outwit parents, felons, and other outlandish con characters. While Clayton constantly eludes them, Zak and Ana do find a connection through mutual loss, courage to stand up for themselves, and first love. There’s even fun at a “mixed” [my quotes] marriage (between a Star Wars and a Star Trek enthusiast)! Fans of Nick and Norah’s Infinite Playlist will find con-tentment here. (Fiction. 14 & up)