To book a speaking engagement, please contact Kathleen at or call 360-793-8515. Fees are negotiable.

If you're tired and overwhelmed by circumstances, or maybe your life looks different from what you thought it would, be prepared to laugh, to cry, and to hope that tomorrow might be better than today.

Content of messages and length are tailored for the audience addressed. Typical keynote addresses are 45-60 minutes, and workshops are approximately 1-2 hours, depending on need.

Topics suitable for men and women include

Holding Your Marriage Together When Your Family Falls Apart - Confronted by the destructive choices of older teens and young adult children? What do you do when you don't know how to respond? Do you blame your spouse? Unfortunately, many of us do, and the disappointment and heartache can devastate a marriage.

After twenty-two years of marriage that's where Kathleen and her husband found themselves. She wanted to escape the heartache and was on the edge of leaving when God intervened. Learn practical steps to reconnect with your spouse, rebuild your broken marriage, and restore peace to your relationship, even in the midst of chaos.

Forgiveness and a Heart Restored - When a friend tramples your feelings, a spouse betrays you, or someone hurts your child, will you forgive? When Kathleen's fourteen-year-old son suffered severe injury in a violent attack, she struggled with that question. Come hear her dramatic story, how she persevered through the pain, and how God showed her the way through her emotions to forgiveness.

Topics Just for Women

Everybody Needs a Cheerleader - When life falls apart and you don't know where to turn for help and encouragement, you need a cheerleader. Kathleen shares how she found hope and a deeper relationship with the Lord by asking a mature believer to be her mentor. If life has you in tangles and you need a cheerleader, Kathleen tells you how to take that first step to finding one and the seven characteristics to look for in a mentor.

For Writers

Workshops Include:

Articles from Ordinary Life Experience
From blackberry picking as a child with her mother to taking her granddaughter on a lunch date, and everything in between, Kathleen has sold dozens of personal essays in both the general and inspirational markets.

Come explore the stories of your life. Learn how to turn those every day events, heartaches, disappointments, and joys into life-changing stories for readers. Beginning and intermediate writers will discover the value in their personal stories, learn how to develop them into articles editors want, and leave the workshop with at least three solid story ideas to develop at home. Handout provided.

Want to decrease rejections and increase sales? Gain an edge over your competition. Learn what editors are looking for. Discover from masthead to back cover how to analyze your target publication. In this interactive workshop, beginning and intermediate, writers will understand the style of articles that grab an editor's attention, and have them saying, "Yes" to their story!