Black Girl Magic Book Club Welcomes Author Dawnie Walton

I recently participated in the inaugural Black Girl Magic Book Club sponsored by the McBride Sisters, Robin and Andrea, whose Black Girl Magic wines are some of the best-selling in the U.S. They founded the book club last year with the mission to highlight the stories of Black women authors.The first selection was Dawnie Walton’s... Read more

Honoring the Matriarch of Our Family and Our Family History This Mother's Day

My mother and her 23-year-old granddaughter, my niece Lauren Schleich, have spent the past few months sorting through boxes of family photographs and sorting them into a chronological familial history for present and future generations. I imagine many families have cartons of memories just like these. In celebration of Mother’s Day, I interviewed Lauren about... Read more

'We Tore Down the Forest' Showcases the Poetry of Youth Wise Beyond Their Years

Each year, COMPAS, a Minnesota-based non-profit education organization that teaches through art produces an anthology of student writing. This year’s anthology is titled We Tore Down the Forest.As we all know, 2020 was a year unlike any other. Amid the pandemic, the importance of a creative outlet for youth to express the challenges, what brings joy... Read more

Darkness and Grace | By Kathryn Schleich

Inspired by real-life events, Darkness and Grace is a compelling story of the Pierson family as they discover that neither their money nor their considerable influence can keep them safe from one woman’s malicious intent. It’s the classic struggle between good and evil, as well as the violent undercurrent running beneath the illusory serenity of a close-knit Midwestern family.

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Salvation Station | A Crime Novel by Kathryn Schleich

When committed female police captain Linda Turner, haunted by the murders of two small children and their pastor father, becomes obsessed with solving the harrowing case, she finds herself wrapped up in a mission to expose a fraudulent religious organization and an unrepentant killer.

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About Kathryn

Kathryn Schleich is an author, feminist and activist in the Minneapolis and Saint Paul Metro area. She champions youth literacy and press rights.

Published Works

Kathryn’s published works seek to uncover the obvious and hidden portrayals of women in the public space. She brings women to the focal point of stories as protagonists and antagonists, and is driven to promote fellow women writers within the community.

Resources For Writers

Kathryn has compiled a one-stop shop for valuable resources for writers of fiction and non-fiction. Some blogs and sites are tried and true; others are new finds. Kathryn is always on the lookout for fresh, useful material.