About Kathleen Cook Waldron
Thank you for stopping by! I hope you'll enjoy the time you spend with my books and me.
A Bit About Me
Much in my books is autobiographical, so if you read the “Background” section for each of my books you'll find out more about me. To sum up, I was born and raised in Colorado, and though I often return there to visit family and friends, I have lived in central British Columbia for the past 30+ years. My husband Mark and I now live on the shores of Horse Lake but we raised our two children, Levi and Rosy, in a log house off the grid that we built ourselves. Levi and Rosy live in big cities now (Levi with Olivia in Toronto and Rosy in Melbourne, Australia), but they both still like to visit the log home where they grew up, about 80 kilometres (50 miles) from here.
In addition to writing, I have taught just about every age from kindergarten to adult in subjects as diverse as math, Spanish, and swimming. My favourite activities besides writing are reading, swimming, paddling, gardening, hiking, baking, watching sports, and doing crosswords and sudokus.
I like to give readings that encourage participation and questions. I have readings designed specifically for each of my books. For younger children (K-2), readings are 45 minutes; for older groups (grade 3 and up), a full hour. For larger groups I include PowerPoint presentations (using my own projector). Props related to each book keep the presentations lively. I conduct large- and small-scale workshops for all age-groups; especially multi-day ones, in which children create their own projects. I also lead writing workshops for adults. Contact me for more information.
(Proof that preference is all a matter of perspective)
I like Aunt Hannah because she's weird. - Jake B.
I like Emily because she locked Aunt Hannah in the outhouse. - Alexa
My favourite person is Aunt Hannah because she got locked in the outhouse. - Seth C
I like Buster because he was in the palace smashing everything. - Patrick G
I like Alice because she is curious like I am. - Madison