Bibliophile, musician, recipient of obscure book awards.
A River, a People, and a Skyline (from 2009)
When I wrote this recently rediscovered post, my husband and I were in the process of creating our "Chicago History in Song" ...
A snarky response to a humorous review. Or is it a humorous response to a snarky review? Authors are supposed to be above this sort of behavior but I couldn't resist.
I just responded to an Amazon review, posted during the summer of 2017, for Women Heroes of World War One. Review: "Ther...
The Inspiration, Sorrow, and Triumph of the Vietnam Veteran
I met Steve Schaefer in the early years of this decade because of our shared association with Pillars of Honor, a Chicago-bas...
A diary, a memoir, and a war.
Dang Thuy Tram is pictured on the far left, Lynda Van Devanter second from right. Because one of my goals in writing Coura...
Genevieve de Galard at Dien Bien Phu before the seige. While the basic concept of all my books is women in war situations,...
My search for Rosalie K. Fry
I’ve wanted to write a blog post on Ms. Fry, author of the achingly beautiful story The Secret of Roan Inish, ever since I re...
Why I write young adult collective biographies about women and war: The Booklikes interview
Tell us a few words about yourself - whatever you want to share about your personal and professional life, but also why you d...
Ulysses S. Grant's bathtub (and the rest of his house).
I’ve recently seen the Mississippi River. And Ulysses S. Grant’s bathtub. Both can be found in northwest Illinois in the love...
An Ode to Children's Non-fiction
The author reading from Highlights in her parent's bedroom. I recently discarded an entire library. While there are still ...
Chris' Fish Place
More advance praise for my latest book
"The Vietnam War was hardly an all-male event. There were women participating on all sides of this war. Kathryn Atwood has co...
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