Kathy, a Colorado semi-native, (missed it by six months!) spent much of her childhood fishing and camping in the Rockies. After traveling for 23 years with her Air Force husband, and holding several truly "odd" jobs, Kathy now writes full time in her little town in Colorado.
After a lifetime of writing short stories, plays, and poems, God finally released Kathy to write as a career in 2002. This happened at the Colorado Christian Writers Conference (CCWC) where she won first place in the unpublished writers contest for her article "If Anyone Hears My Voice." While there, she also met her editors, Jim and Tracie Peterson from Barbour Publishing's Heartsong Presents, who became intrigued with her heroine's profession, a dolphin trainer. That novel, Merely Players, became published and went on to place second in the Inspirational Readers Choice Contest (IRCC) 2007. Merely Players also landed Kathy in the upper five on Heartsong Presents Favorite New Authors list for 2007. Her novella project, "Cookie Schemes", in the 4-in-1 Love Letters, was published in March 2007, also with Barbour Publishing. This book rated three stars at RomanticTimes.com. In 2009, she snagged another kudo with the Heartsong Readers when they voted God Gave the Song 9th place for Favorite Contemporary Romance. The cover took 7th place on that list. People must love alpacas!
After her contest win at CCWC, Kathy became leader of her local critique group, JOY Writers. She joined a local association, Colorado Writers Fellowship, and also a national organization, American Christian Fiction Writers. Her affiliation with ACFW eventually led to the position of Rocky Mountain Zone Director.
Kathy loves any form of story telling and is compelled to pick apart movies, plays, books, and the occasional commercial in search of plotting techniques. Visit her Craft Cinema blog to discuss the craft of writing through movies.
Kathy lives in northeast Colorado (out where the buffalo roam) with her husband of three-plus decades. She has two sons and six grandchildren, along with various grandpets that have come and gone, prompting her to install a revolving door on her empty nest.
The thing about writing now as opposed to when I started is that social media is a prevalent thing. We live miles apart, yet still share in each others' lives. Please follow me by clicking on the icons below.