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.
On the nonfiction side, Kathryn has contributed chapters in Author in Progress: A No-Holds-Barred Guide to What it Really Takes to Get Published and The Complete Handbook of Novel Writing, both from Writers Digest Books.
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 served as the 2020 Guiding Scribe for the Women’s Fiction Writers Association. Kathryn also serves as adjunct faculty for Drexel University’s MFA program in creative writing, runs a small-group mentorship, Your Novel Year, hosts writing retreats for women, and speaks often about writing. She writes a monthly series, “Mad Skills,” for WriterUnBoxed, and freelances as a developmental editor at Writing-Partner.com.