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Hi, I’m Kathy

Writer, book coach, and traveler. I'm currently working on my seventh novel about intriguing characters in captivating places.

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I am a prolific writer currently working on my seventh novel. I earned a B.A. in English with a creative writing specialization from Southern Methodist University.


After college, I traveled, earned an MBA and a PhD, and worked as a nonprofit, corporate, and local government executive for two decades before seriously picking up the pen again.

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. I love 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.

I am a certified book coach and love helping others bring their books to life. If you are interested in editing or book coaching, please visit me at Next Step Book Coach

The Good Book Collective is a community of readers and writers who help more good books get published by providing writers with reader feedback, giving readers influence over book choices, and involving readers in supporting books they love.

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Tequila Midnight

The Podcast Chronicles

The Meaning of Money

Far from Tomorrow

Continental Rift

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My creative journey and path to publication are full of ideas, mayhem, chaos, and lots of fun.

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