Kathryn Brown Ramsperger graduated Phi Beta Kappa from Hollins University, earning a B.A. in English, with an emphasis in creative writing. She has a graduate degree in Publications Management from George Washington University.
Kathryn Brown Ramsperger worked as a journalist in Virginia and Washington, DC. Her first article was published by the Roanoke Times & World-News, and she continued to write for that newspaper until she moved to Washington, DC, where she became a researcher and writer for the National Geographic Society. Her articles also appeared in Kiplinger magazines, the Gazette newspapers, and Aspen health publications. She’s written and edited for nonprofits ranging from The National Institutes of Health to The National Association of Alcohol and Drug Abuse Counselors to The Washington Ballet.
As Head of Publications for the International Red Cross and Red Crescent in Geneva, Switzerland, Kathryn lived and worked in Europe and Africa, travelling throughout the Middle East. Previously, her cause-related marketing for The American Red Cross gave a voice to the homeless, people living with HIV, neighborhoods reeling after a disaster, blood and bone marrow recipients, and refugees.
She then formed Ground One Coaching and Communications and now coaches Creatives and parents of creative children and children with learning differences.
Her article, “Why So-So Grades Are OK (If Your Kid Has These 6 Traits Instead)” was the number one socially shared Expert article on yourtango.com in 2015. Her online articles have also appeared on Yahoo Parenting and The Good Men Project. Her short stories have appeared in Forge literary journal, The Penmen Review, OxMag, Cafe Dissensus, and Willow Review.
Her novel The Shores of Our Souls received finalist recognition in the 2016 Faulkner-Wisdom international literary competition and two America’s Best Book Awards in 2017. Faulkner-Wisdom also listed her a finalist in three categories this year: novel-in-progress, short story, and poem.
Her writing for humanitarian publications received two Hermes Creative Awards and multiple awards from the International Association of Business Communicators. Her first novel Moments On the Edge won the Hollins University Fiction Award. All Kathryn’s work focuses on peace and the connections people share.
Kathryn lives in the DC suburbs with her family and felines. When she’s not writing, reading, and coaching, she’s traveling and singing.
Websites: http://shoresofoursouls.com & http://groundonecoaching.com
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To learn more about Kathryn and her Upmarket Women’s Fiction, The Shores of Our Souls, visit her web site at shoresofoursouls.com. Kathryn is represented by Johnnie Bernhard of Loiacono Literary Agency, www.llallc.net.