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About MeI am a mother, author, school counselor, oh yes, and I love shoes. I hope to add world traveler to the list but so far I seem to be more chauffeur than + read more jet-setter.

I write children's books and middle grade focusing on helping children manage difficult life situations.

I love reading to children, so please contact me about joining you at your school or library. Show Less


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You May Know Me For:
    Literature Types
  • Picture Books
  • Chapter Books
  • Middle Grade Fiction

Published WorksEveryday Hero
ISBN: 978-1459809826
Published by Orca Book Publishers

Alice doesn’t like noise, smells or strangers. She does like rules. Lots of rules. Nobody at her new school knows she has Asperger’s, so it doesn’t take long for her odd behavior to get her into trouble. When she meets Megan in detention, she doesn’t know what to make of her. Megan doesn’t smell, she’s not terribly noisy, and she’s not exactly a stranger, but is she a friend? Megan seems fearless to Alice—but also angry or maybe sad. Alice isn’t sure which. When Megan decides to run away, Alice resolves to help her friend, no matter how many rules she has to break or how bad it makes her feel.

Blowing Bubbles
llustrated by Jill Quinn Babcock

ISBN: 978-0-9879947-0-7

Released December 2012

Published by Aaspirations Publishing

A picture book that helps children cope with illness and aging.

Speaking InformationI love speaking with students about the challenges covered in my middle grade novel, Everyday Hero. I would love to speak at your school or library. I am + read more also happy to attend in a virtual hang out such as Skype for those beyond my travel range. Show Less

    I Will Travel To:
  • Vancouver
  • Lower Mainland
  • Gulf and Vancouver Islands
  • Northern British Columbia

    I Present to Age Groups:
  • Grades K-3
  • Grades 4-6
  • Grades 7-8
  • High School
  • College / University / Adult

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TestimonialsI have seen her present workshops and most recently, share her books to both children + read more and

adults in our community. Kathleen and her books have been very well received by her

audiences. She is engaging and articulate. Her books connect with the children. She enjoys

answering questions regarding her writing process and tries to inspire others to read and write.

Michele Frater

Teacher Librarian/Literacy Support Teacher

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Kathleen spoke with a grade 8 class and then with a mixed group of grade 9 and 10 + read more students.

Kathleen was a very personable and an engaging speaker. She made connections with the students

when talking about her varied career experience and linking it to their interests.

Sandra Jandric

Teacher-librarian Show Less

Awards and Recognition:Everyday Hero is a 2017 Forest of Reading Nominee

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