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Kathy Witt and son Jackson in Alaska

Kathryn is the author of several books, including Secret Cincinnati (October 1, 2018; Reedy Press) and another book with "secret" in the title, the historical novel, The Secret of the Belles. With this book, she was lucky enough to be invited as a guest speaker to the Re-Premiere of Gone With the Wind: the 70th Anniversary Celebration - and meet and have dinner with the wonderful Ann Rutherford (Careen O'Hara, Scarlett's baby sister).

And not just Careen, but the Beaus, too: Mickey Kuhn, Patrick Curtis and Greg Geiss. She has also had the joy of meeting favorite author Sue Grafton; cast members from "Twin Peaks," including Charlotte Stewart, Sherilyn Fenn and Chris Mulkey; Captain Kangaroo; musician and songwriter Barry Etris; Karolyn Grimes ("It's A Wonderful Life"); "Randy" and "Scut Farcus" from the holiday movie classic, "A Christmas Story"; and interview Dolly Parton, Billy Ray Cyrus and Barry Chase and Oscar winner George Chikaras ("White Christmas"), among celebs. She has also traveled to some outstanding places: Alaska, Russia, Scotland, Costa Rica, the fjords of Norway, Salem MA, Washington film locations for the TV show, "Twin Peaks," and Athens, Greece, among others.

Kathy has written other books as well, including 26 children’s storybooks for Malaysia’s ESL program. A favorite project she has worked on many times over the years is the Kentucky Visitors Guide. Kentucky is a beautiful place to visit - with picturesque small towns, unique attractions, great food and lots and LOTS of bourbon distilleries.

Kathy lives in northern Kentucky with her husband, son and a beautiful Rag Doll cat - Amy - in a small town near the “big city” of Cincinnati – and within 40 minutes of a dozen or so outstanding theaters.

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Could you fit in this old "stewardess" uniform? This is from the days when flight attendants had to fit the uniform, not the other way around! The uniform is on display at Cincinnati Aviation Heritage Museum at Lunken Airport. Their story is covered in Secret Cincinnati.
Cincinnati has its fair share of creepy. Stop by Hail Dark Aesthetics in MainStrasse in Covington - fantastic shop of curiosities! Their story is covered in Secret Cincinnati.
Met this guy last year at a book signing at the original Frisch's location.
Poster from the 75th Anniversary Celebration of Gone With the Wind featuring the new cover of The Secret of the Belles.
A scene from one of Kathy's children's storybooks. The inspiration? The Brady Bunch, of course!! - and any Judy Garland musical.