Kathleen Kohler

32801 120th St SE, Sultan, WA 98294
Phone (360)793-8515 ~ E-mail kathleen@kathleenkohler.com

Objective: To build positive working relationships with editors and provide them with well-researched articles to inform and inspire their unique publication's readers.

Employment
Freelance Writer, Sultan, WA. 2008 - Present
Manager, Christian Armory Bookstore, Monroe, WA. 1997- 2005

Clients

Sultan School District, Sultan, WA - Public Relations Writer, 11/2017-04/2020

Skills
Writing non-fiction magazine articles, personal essays, devotions, and short stories
Planning and preparing the overall format of an article
Conducting interviews
Revising the focus of an article at editor's request
Use of appropriate quotes and current statistics
Gathering information regarding a specific topic
Organizing collected material into an easy-to-read article that benefits readers
Submitting completed articles on time to the editors

Providing high-quality customer service, hiring employees, ordering inventory, arranging effective product displays to increase sales, conducting annual inventory, in charge of collections and billing of store accounts, new product presentation to company managers

Endorsements

Kathleen Kohler is an exceptional storyteller, a master of her craft. She has shown herself to be a truly professional writer who is willing to accept an editor's input and make requested revisions in a timely manner.

- Wade Quick, Team Leader for Dated Curriculum Projects, General Council of the Assemblies of God, Gospel Publishing

Kathleen Kohler has been a joy to work with over the last few years. In addition to being an exceptional writer, she authentically connects with our students, staff, and families while thoroughly researching the event she is covering. She is always professional, flexible, and approachable and we are very pleased with the writings she produces for our district.

-Superintendent Dan Chaplik, Sultan School District, Sultan, WA
Publication Credits

Since 2010, I've contributed to twenty-two anthologies, including fourteen Chicken Soup for the Soul books, as well as books by Dr. Gary Chapman, and New York Times bestselling author, Cecil Murphey.

  • Chicken Soup for the Soul: Think Positive for Teens -The Driving Lesson (10/27/20)
  • Sultan School District (04/09/20)- The Music Man Comes to Town
  • Sultan School District (01/09/20) - Annual Soup Supper Band Music & Pie Extravaganza
  • Sultan School District (12/05/19) - Going Green in Gold Bar
  • Sultan School District (10/01/19) - Sarita Whitmire-Skeith: Thinking Outside the Box to Help Students Succeed
  • Chicken Soup for the Soul: Angels All Around - Do Angels Carry Cash? & Midnight Stranger (08/27/19)
  • Chicken Soup for the Soul: Mom Knows Best - Shopping with Mom (03/19/19)
  • Chicken Soup for the Soul: My Amazing Mom (03/20/18)
  • Sultan School District Apr. 2018 - Sultan Kids Look to Science for Solutions
  • Sultan School District Mar. 2018 - From a Little Girl's Dream of Horses to Five-Time World Champion (Kenda Lenseigne)
  • School Bus Fleet (Sept. 2017) - Options Abound for Student School Bus Safety Programs
  • Chicken Soup for the Soul: A Book of Christmas Miracles - A Heart Full of Questions, 10/19/17
  • School Bus Fleet (Feb. 2017) - Understanding, Managing Difficult Special-Needs Student Behavior
  • School Bus Fleet (Oct. 2016) - 6 Strategies to Avoid Common State Inspection Violations
  • School Bus Fleet - Balancing Rules, Fun Helps Drivers, Students Enjoy the Ride
  • Chicken Soup for the Soul: The Power of Forgiveness - A Heart Restored, 12/16/14
  • Chicken Soup for the Soul: Reboot Your Life - All Things New, 09/16/14
  • Chicken Soup for the Soul: The Cat Did What? - Hide and Seek Anyone? 8/19/14
  • Mature Years - Picture Perfect, Summer 2014
  • It's a God Thing (Worthy Publishing) - His Answer in the Storm, 02/18/14
  • It's a God Thing (Thomas Nelson Publishing) - Midnight Stranger, 01/07/14
  • LIVE - A Fresh View of Christmas, 11/17/13
  • LIVE - The Stapler Incident, 07/07/13
  • The Secret Place- Date Night Dilemma, Summer 2013
  • Mary Janes Farm - Black Gold, Apr/May 2013
  • Chicken Soup for the Soul: Finding My Faith - A Heart Full of Questions, 10/16/12
  • Heavenly Company: Entertaining Angels Unaware by Cecil Murphy & Twila Belk - Do Angels Carry Cash, 09/28/12
  • Chicken Soup for the Soul: Devotional Stories for Tough Times - Never Beyond His Reach, 10/04/11
  • Love is a Verb Devotional by Dr. Gary Chapman - An Uncomfortable Choice, When Love isn't Easy, 10/01/11
  • Chicken Soup for the Soul: Inspiration for the Young at Heart - Distant Promise, 08/28/11
  • The Upper Room - Treasure Seeker, Mar/Apr 2011
  • Chicken Soup for the Soul: Shaping the New You - Taking Action, 12/28/10
  • Love is a Flame (Bethany Publishing) - Sometimes, Just Say No, 06/2010
  • Light & Life - Everybody Needs a Cheerleader, Mar/Apr 2010
  • The Ultimate Bird Lover (HCI Publishing) - Trouble in the Backyard, 02/01/10
  • Focus on the Family - Holding Your Marriage Together When Your Family Falls Apart (published under title Marriage Comes First), 12/2008
  • Discipleship Journal - Just for Barb, Nov/Dec 2008
  • Christian Retailing-Simple Tips to Survive Difficult Customers, Aug/Sept 2008
Education

Pitch Clinic, 5 -week online magazine course with Linda Formichelli and Carol Tice, 10/2014
Christian Writers Guild, graduated two-year Apprenticeship Course, 10/2008

Online Presence

Web site www.kathleenkohler.com
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About Me

Born and raised in Redmond, Washington, I've lived in the greater-Seattle area most of my life.

At sixteen I married my high school sweetheart, Loren Kohler. We've been together more than forty years, and have three children and seven grandchildren.

Affiliations

Oregon Christian Writers, member since 2019