Kathy is the author of several books, including Atlanta, Georgia: a Photographic Portrait; the historical novel, The Secret of the Belles; the nonfiction Contemporary American Doll Artists & Their Dolls and Doll Directory; plus 26 children’s books written for Malaysia’s ESL program. She was a contributing author to The Northern Kentucky Encyclopedia.
Her articles may be seen in McClatchy-Tribune newspapers and a multitude of magazines, including A.T. Journeys, Georgia Magazine and Ohio Magazine, among others.
She has been a feature writer and travel columnist with Kentucky Living Magazine for more than a decade and a columnist with The Travel Goods Association’s Travel Goods Showcase Magazine for half that long. Her travel columns may be read on her Examiner.com channel and on the Kentucky Dept. of Travel and Tourism website.
Kathy is the recipient of a number of awards for her writing - most recently receiving a Mark Twain Travel Writing Award for her book on Atlanta and magazine writing - as well as two Lily Scholarships for graduate study. She was awarded a scholarship for each of the three years of the Southeast Tourism Society’s Marketing College program, which she completed in 2010, earning the TMP (Tourism Marketing Professional) designation in spring of 2011.
Kathy lives in northern Kentucky, in a small town near the “big city” of Cincinnati – and within 20 minutes of a dozen or so good theatres.
SATW Society of American Travel Writers
MTWA Midwest Travel Writers Association
International Travel Writers Alliance
The Authors Guild
The Society of Children’s Book Writers & Illustrators