Next Letter in the Mail: Kateri Kramer


Our next Letter in the Mail is from writer, illustrator, and designer Kateri Kramer! Kateri sends us a gorgeously illustrated letter from her home in Colorado about hiking in the nearby Rocky Mountains, the “alpenglow” that only the earliest-rising hikers can enjoy, and why morning rituals are so special—and, she has an early-morning challenge for us, too!

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Kateri Kramer is a writer, illustrator, and designer living in Colorado. She holds an MFA in nonfiction from the Mile High MFA at Regis University where she studied hybrid essays and borrowed forms. When she’s not writing or drawing she loves to paint on location, hike in the Rocky Mountains and the American West, travel, and do ceramics. More of her work can be found on Instagram using the handle @OscarWildeKat or online at


Photograph of Kateri Kramer by Hannah Kramer.