Bio: For a long time, teaching upper elementary school children was
Kathe?s passion. She especially enjoyed writing stories and reading
them to the children. She loves writing stories that appeal to both
boys and girls, as well as children of different academic abilities.
retired from teaching several years ago and moved south to warmer
weather with her husband, Ray. She hoped to begin writing full time but
did not account for the lure of the bells that buzzed in the elementary
school across the street from their new home. She soon found
herself volunteering in fourth and fifth grade classrooms as a science
and writing teacher. Now, she enjoys both writing and teaching. And of
course, she is still reading stories to the children.
is currently writing an educational supplement for teachers to go with
her book, TATO, a fantasy adventure for middle grade readers. She will
pilot the program in seven classrooms in the SF Bay Area early next
year. The supplement will include components for language arts and
She has written another novel, A Promise to Keep, available from Double Dragon Publishing under a pen name, Ann Durand.
has contributed to two anthologies this year. One, The Muse on Writing,
is due for release from Double Dragon Publishing in 2006. The other,
Spiritual Visitations, edited by Heather Froeschl, is due in 2008.
is a columnist for two ezines, The Muse Marquee and Coffee Cramp
Magazine, and has won awards for her short stories and poems.