Kathryn Craft writes stories that seek beauty and meaning at the edge of darkness. Rich with material for further thought or discussion, her novels make a great choice for book clubs.
Long a leader in the southeastern Pennsylvania writing scene, Kathryn served for more than a decade in a variety of positions on the boards of the Greater Lehigh Valley Writers Group and the Philadelphia Writers' Conference, and volunteers as time allows with the Women's Fiction Writers Association. Kathryn also hosts writing retreats for women and speaks often about writing. She writes a monthly series, "Turning Whine into Gold," at the Writers in the Storm blog, and freelances as a developmental editor at Writing-Partner.com. She is a proud member of the Tall Poppies Writers, a marketing cooperative of women's fiction writers.
Kathryn Craft recommends
Best Day Ever (2017)
"Through self-conscious charm and a chilling wit, Rouda’s narrator creates laugh-out-loud moments that will feel like guilty pleasures. This may well be the most entertaining read of your year."
Here We Lie (2018)
Paula Treick DeBoard
"From her riveting first chapter, DeBoard casts a line back in time and reels an unlikely college friendship ever closer to the novel's inevitable conclusion. An absorbing exploration of how we attain personal power and the consequences of wielding it."
"Hodge’s band of characters pop off the pageadults, children, and dogs alike . . . A heart-warming page-turner not to be missed!"
Millicent Glenn's Last Wish (2020)
"Packed with midcentury nostalgia and Cincinnati local interest, Whitaker’s dual-timeline debut walks a tightrope between a mother’s yearning to be truly known with what makes her eminently unknowable: a desire to protect her daughter that was born of love. Mothers and daughters alike will not soon forget Millicent Glenn’s last wish; they’ll recognize it as their own."
Blind Turn (2021)
Cara Sue Achterberg
"From its life-shattering opening on, pages will seemingly turn themselves as you seek resolution for this novel's imperfect yet courageous characters, and for one eye-opening reason: these events could have happened to any of us. An important story about how taking responsibility for our actions-even if accidental-can turn a nightmare into rays of hope."
A Song for the Road (2021)
"A nuanced grief journey whose final moments will push [our heroine] to face the depths of her shame and lossand, scarier, the love that may help her emerge stronger on the other side. A truly panoramic view of human frailty and resilience."
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