• Kathleen was delighted to find out her manuscript "Free Base" made the Top 20 Finalists for the Killer Nashville Claymore Award. The winner will be announced at the Killer Nashville Conference Awards Dinner.
  • Congratulations to all the Finalists in the 2017 Claymore Awards!
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About Kathleen-Writing Biography

Passionate about animals and the outdoors, all of Kathleen’s interests end up in the written form one way or another.  Kathleen writes and publishes about her experiences as a professional rider and dressage trainer in newsletters, journals and non-fiction accounts. Her incredible experiences being a part owner and handler in Sherlock Hounds Detection Canines, a private pro-active drug dog service that works primarily in schools, has also been the subject of much of her writing.

She also loves the world of fiction and her first book, Forsaken Soldiers, was inspired by her time of being a teaching assistant to Dr. Michael Charney at Colorado State Univeristy.  Dr. Charney dedicated much of his work to identify remains from the Vietnam War.

Kathleen was the proud recipient of the 2015 Lisa Jackson Scholarship to attend Killer Nashville. She is excited to be a Top 20 Finalist in the Claymore Awards for 2017. 

Kathleen grew up in Loveland, CO and currently lives with her husband,  their five dogs and four horses in Johnstown, CO.  Click on the links to learn about Kathleen’s dressage and photography pursuits. Contact Kathleen.