Meet Katie McKy As a teacher, Katie McKy saw many children make mistakes. She also saw many children want to make their wrongs right. Had she allowed it, some kids would have worked all night to fix their mistakes. As a gardener, McKy once planted too many pumpkin seeds. She saw that a good thing can be a bad thing when the vines start to grow every which way. McKy twined what she learned from children with what she learned in the garden to write Pumpkin Town!