Welcome to my website. 
I love writing for children, and enjoy sharing my passion for 
books with others. Come on in, look around, and stay a while.   

 

           

In college, while studying to be a
preschool teacher, I took a course
in children’s literature. I remember
the day I fell in love with children’s
books. I knew at that moment that
some day I would write picture books. While working to become published, I discovered a passion for nonfiction as
well. Now I write both.  

I often visit schools to share my love of books and writing with children. I also enjoy speaking to adults at conferences and workshops. Find out more about me, my books,  and my author visits.

When I'm not writing or visiting schools, I may be getting together with my long time writing group and dear friends, The Write Sisters. Otherwise, you will find me working in my garden or feeding the birds in my yard. 

                                  -Kathy

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Look What's New:

America's
Notable Women Series
2015 
Silver Medal Winner

Best Book Series-Nonfiction

Series includes:

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And congratulations to:  


Zoot Suit Riots:
Clothes, Culture and Murder
by Barbara J. Turner

 

2015 Gold Medal Winner
Nonfiction-Chapter Book

Barbara is long time friend and member
of my writing group, The Write Sisters
Congrats, and well deserved, Barb!

For further information on the
Notable Women's Series
or Zoot Suit Riots, go to:
Apprentice Shop Books

  
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And just for fun . . .

Did I mention I also collect old picture books? It's fun to see how illustrations have changed over the decades. Watch here for a few featured selections, or come on in and browse the many pages of my collection, which includes picture books, easy readers and Little Golden Books. I try to add to it regularly, so check back often. Enjoy!

A Walk Down Memory Lane
Featuring selected books from my collection

 
Corduroy
  by Don Freeman
1968

Don Freeman is probably best known for his book Corduroy, the delightful story of a department store teddy bear who longed to be loved. However, Freeman wrote and illustrated many other books besides Corduroy, as well as co-authored some with his wife Lydia. He also illustrated a number of books by other authors. Here are some of his other titles from my collection.  How many do you remember?

 Written and illustrated by Freeman:  


Beady Bear
1954   


 Mop Top
 1955 

 
The Night the 
Lights Went Out
1958   


 Space Witch
1959


Tilly Witch   
     1969   

   
The Paper Party
 1974 


A Pocket for Corduroy
1978 


Gregory's Shadow 
2000 

       Illustrated by Freeman:     


Mikes House 
written by Julia Sauer  
 1954 

 
    Joey's Cat
 by Robert Burch
 1969  

Memory Lane Archive 
Books previously featured in
A Walk Down Memory Lane

 

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New Hampshire Writers' Project
 Children's Literacy Foundation   
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 Site updated August 14, 2016

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