About Kathy

I love living in the moment in my adventure with God. From our home in Oregon’s fertile Willamette Valley, I write about family, writing, and following Jesus.

My story, Jesus in My Pocket, is scheduled for release in July 2016 by Bethany House Publishers in James Stuart Bell’s book, Jesus Talked to Me Today: Stories of Children’s Encounters with Angels, Miracles, and God. I also write for traditional devotional publishers.

Devoted to daily Bible study, journaling, and managing our home, I embraced my passion for bringing others closer to God by loving Jerry, my husband of 38 years, raising four children, running a childcare business, serving in numerous capacities in our church, home schooling, foster parenting and mentoring. Though I’ve retired from some of these job descriptions, they’ve all added amazing elements to my life story.

Here’s more fascinating stuff

  • I love serving at writers conferences as a support person working to help things run smoothly, and being a life-long learner of the craft.
  • On my drawing board is a historical fiction romance about a WWII soldier with PTSD and the woman who works through her own heartbreaks in order to give him a chance at winning her heart.
  • With the Oregon Christian Writers Organization I help host three one-day writing conferences and a four-day coaching conference every year. I serve as media assistant.
  • I enjoy family times around our backyard fire pit, exploring Oregon, visiting family in Florida, camping, and old movies.
  • In our hometown of Junction City, Oregon, I’m the lady strolling through town in the frumpy hat. And if I’m not aware of your presence, you may catch me singing along the way.
taken by our granddaughter Alyssa

taken by our granddaughter, Alyssa

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2 thoughts on “About Kathy

  1. “Twas nice to meet you at the Books & Such blog, Kathy, and thank you for your kind words about my blog. I popped over here to know you better and discovered that we’re kindred spirits in parenting other people’s children. My hubby and I were houseparents early on in our marriage (17 boys total, no more than 11 at a time). Later we added brothers to our family (ages 5 & 8 when they came to us), first as foster children, later adopted. I also work in health care, We’re on opposite sides of the country, but overlap in so many ways.

    Pleased to make your acquaintance!


    • It’s nice to meet you too, Shirley. Wouldn’t it be amazing if our paths crossed one day? We’d certainly have a lot of stories to share! My husband isn’t much of a traveler, so we usually don’t find occasion to leave Oregon unless it’s to hug our grandchildren living in Florida.


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