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Books have always played
a major role in Kathy's life. History, romance, humor, adventure,
mysteries, horror and science fiction--she devours them all. Growing
up, she whiled away Minnesota winters and California summers between
the pages of books, discovering worlds and lives that enabled her
to escape from daily hassles with six younger brothers and sisters.
When she did chores, she kept a book close at hand for "short breaks." To this day, books are the dangling carrots she uses to encourage
herself to complete tedious tasks.
From all that reading was born a desire to create stories of her
own. In high school and college she tried poetry; as a young teacher
and mother she wrote children's stories and began an historical
romance. Her first attempt at writing a contemporary novel resulted
as a challenge from her sister.
Her first book, A PIECE OF TOMORROW, spent two weeks on the WaldenBook
Bestseller List. Her next book, WITNESS . . . AND WIFE? was released
2/00 from Silhouette Intimate Moments. Before she was published,
Kathy won awards in the Heart of the Rockies and Romance Writers
of America's Golden Heart Contests, and received the Colorado Romance
Writers' Casey Award for service to the organization. Kathy belongs
to Colorado Romance Writers, Romance Writers of America, and Novelists,
Kathy graduated from Colorado University in Boulder with a degree
in education. She teaches elementary school full time, as well as
adult classes on writing fiction. She also offers a manuscript critique
In response to questions about romance stories, Kathy says that
“love is one of the most basic of human needs. How can anyone write
about human beings and not write about love?” And as for mixing
romance with adventure, she points out that Webster defines adventure
as an undertaking involving danger and unknown risks. Kathy argues
that the same can be said for falling in love. "What better way
to explore the human condition," she asks, "than to mix the two?”
Asked why she, personally, writes, Kathy said, "I write because
I have stories to share, and I write romance because I think love
makes the world a better place in which to live."
August 5, 2005
5:30-9:00 PM, Boulder County Fairgrounds, Longmont, CO
August 13, 2005
10:30 to 12 Noon,
Fairfield Inn, 120 th & I-25, Westminster, CO
Program for Colorado Romance Writers: "Starting on the Right Foot--How toGet a Critique Group Going"
August 26, 2005
Colorado Free University,
505 Main Street, Longmont, CO
See www.longmontfreeu.com for more information