About Kathy Buckert
Kathy admits she led a colorful life, but it didn’t stop her from becoming a strong, independent and fierce woman. She is a mother of four children, two step-children, and one foster child, whom she lovingly refers to as her "son from another mother." She also has thirteen grandchildren. She has been married for 36 years to a man who has loved her unconditionally.
When Kathy isn’t writing, she teaches English at a local community college. She is the type of teacher who stands on desks and tells stories to engage her students. She loves every minute of being in the classroom because it is an enormous responsibility and opportunity to encourage students to become critical thinkers about politics, literature, and life.
Kathy is an ovarian cancer survivor. She knows first-hand what it entails to run a cancer marathon. There were so many hurdles along the way and at times she wanted to give up, but she fought and won the race with the help of her family, friends, and faith.
Kathy holds a M. Ed. from St. Michael’s College in Colchester, Vermont. She recently graduated from Goddard College with an MFA in Creative Writing. She is working on her memoir Reckless Grace and her novel Jacob's Vow. On Tuesdays and Thursdays, her writing days, she is curled up on her couch drinking a hot chocolate with her two dogs Hamlet and Othello at her feet. She looks forward to unleashing the power of her words on the page and watching the images and words flow together in harmony. It gives her great joy.
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Kathy is currently completing a memoir entitled 'Reckless Grace' and her novel 'Jacob's Vow'. Currently, she is an adjunct assistant professor at Monroe Community College in Rochester, New York. She has four children, two step-children, thirteen grandchildren, and her two dogs, Hamlet and Othello.
Kathy's blog is called "Fortifying Your Castle: The Fight Against a Loved One's Addiction".Read Kathy's Blog