I am an aspiring author currently working on two novels. I earned a B.A. in English with a creative writing specialization from Southern Methodist University. I am also a certified book coach and love helping other bring their book to life. 


Beyond the formalities, I feel like I could give the "most interesting man in the world" a run for his money, although I prefer Scotch. I was an English major with a creative writing specialty in college, and then took some time off from creative writing to get an MBA, PhD (Parks, Recreation and Tourism Management!) and work as a nonprofit, for profit and local government executive for a couple of decades before seriously picking up the pen again. I am currently working on my second novel. Believe me, a life well-lived is great fodder for words.


Originally from Texas, I've had the good fortune to live in Spain, Mexico, Tanzania and several US states; and the good sense to end up in Carlsbad, California. Things I love include travel, fiery food, hanging out with my neighbors in the front yard on Friday evenings, and reading everything from management books to magical realism. My greatest accomplishment may be raising a son who loves to read.


E-Mail: kathryn@kathryndodson.com