Kathryn Craft writes stories that seek beauty and meaning at the edge of darkness. Rich with material for further thought or discussion, her novels make a great choice for book clubs. In her debut novel, The Art of Falling, a Philadelphia dancer must reconcile the fact that the same body she has blamed for the ruin of her dance career has, through its strength and resiliency, saved her life after what should have been a deadly fourteen-story fall. In her newest release, The Far End of Happy, a novel based on true events, three women must make tough choices and face shameful secrets as they await the outcome of a loved one’s suicide standoff.
Long a leader in the southeastern Pennsylvania writing scene, Kathryn served for more than a decade in a variety of positions on the boards of the Greater Lehigh Valley Writers Group and the Philadelphia Writers’ Conference, and volunteers as time allows with the Women’s Fiction Writers Association. Kathryn also hosts writing retreats for women and speaks often about writing. She writes a monthly series, “Turning Whine into Gold” for Writers in the Storm, and freelances as a developmental editor at Writing-Partner.com. She is a member of the Tall Poppy Writers, a marketing cooperative of women’s fiction writers.