Getting to Know Phi Alpha Pi: Meet Katherine

Getting to Know Phi Alpha Pi

Happy New Year everyone!  Phi Alpha Pi will be released in less than 6 months away!  Today we dive back into the book’s character profiles.  I personally love Lady Katherine in the original story and in other fan fiction.  Probably because I see a lot of the type of woman I want to be in her.  Well, not everything about her.  She is far too snobby for me, but I think most people feel that way about her.  She is a woman ahead of her time.  Today we get into 5 things you won’t learn about Katherine from reading Phi Alpha Pi

Getting to Know Phi Alpha Pi: Meet Katherine

  1. We have to remember that Katherine is the middle child.  Wil’s mother was the youngest of the sibling and the oldest, their brother, lives on the west coast, but was trusted completely by Wil’s father.  Katherine had a lot to prove in her family.
  2. She was born in the late 60s and came of age in the 80s, so a lot of her favorite things are from the 80s.  For example, her favorite movies are John Hughes movies like Pretty in Pink and the Breakfast Club.  She likes to think of herself as Molly Ringwald’s Claire in the Breakfast Club (or did at the time).
  3. She loves reading non-fiction books by Erik Larson.  She especially loves Devil in the White City.
  4. She has a difficult time when she isn’t recognized as someone important.  For example, she went to the town library and was pissed off that the library staff didn’t know who she was.  Her tantrum nearly got her banned by the head of the library.
  5. The funny thing is, and I think this is true in the original too, she should really like Lizbeth.  She would if she got to know her.  She spent years as a woman in tech.  She’s an Alpha Female and was capable and willing to push back when harassed.  The key difference between the two women is how their wave of feminism shaped their view of the world.  Lizbeth, as you will clearly see, believes the world of tech and business needs to change to accommodate women.  Katherine thinks women need to be more aggressive like men.

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