I thought I’d take a quick look at Kathleen M. Rodgers’ website, but stayed there MUCH longer! It’s filled with all sorts of interesting things about her life and work. Most notable is her latest novel, Seven Wings to Glory, a 2017 Foreward Indies Book Award Finalist and shortlisted for the 2017 Somerset Awards. It dives into the difficult topics of racism and war; and also, love and forgiveness. Her previous novels are Johnnie Come Lately and The Final Salute, where Johnnie has to retain the strength she needs to avoid the return of bulimia, and Tuck, a Vietnam vet, goes to war again – this time in the Middle East. Go to her site to read more. And by the way, Kathleen is married to a retired USAF fighter pilot/commercial pilot; her very own research library right there at home!
In addition to the numerous awards and recognitions Kathleen and her books have received, Thorndike Press, the leading large print publisher in the United States, released Johnnie Come Lately and Seven Wings to Glory in hardcover large print editions in early 2018. Now her books are in libraries around the country (US), Canada, Australia, and New Zealand!
No break for Kathleen, though. Her current work in progress introduces Trudy and Clay, and is set in eastern New Mexico… which brings us to her postcard, a representation of her native state.
Thank you for the Georgia O’Keeffe postcard, Kathleen; and best wishes with your successful writing journey!