About Kathleen

Author Kathleen Irene Paterka stnading near a bookshelf

Photo by Anora O’Connor

Kathleen Irene Paterka is an Amazon bestselling author of Women’s Fiction. Her novels embrace universal themes of home and family relationships, of courage and faith, and love. Before graduating from college with a degree in Sociology, Kathleen lived and studied in Europe. A diversified background in the fields of journalism, law, and working for the Catholic Church assisted Kathleen in researching and world building a cast of believable characters for each of her novels. Kathleen is a member of the Women’s Fiction Writers Association.

Her popular series, The James Bay novels, are set in Northern Michigan. The fictional town of James Bay plays home to four stand-alone titles: Fatty Patty, Home Fires, Lotto Lucy, and For I Have Sinned. Kathleen is currently working on a new book which will take readers back to James Bay.

Kathleen’s women’s fiction release, The Other Wife, was published in February 2015. Secrets of the Royal Wedding Chapel, available through Booktrope Publishing, was published in October 2015.

In addition to her fiction novels, Kathleen is the resident staff writer at a world renowned castle listed on the National Historic Register, and co-author of the book For The Love of a Castle. Her non-fiction works have been published in trade journals.

Kathleen and her husband Steve live in the beautiful north country of Michigan’s Lower Peninsula. When not pursuing her career as a writer, Kathleen can be found indulging in her favorite pastime: curled up with a good book.


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Kathleen is happy to make a personal appearance, participate by Skype, telephone, or Facebook / Twitter chat with your book club group to discuss any of her novels. If you’d like to invite Kathleen to meet with your book club, simply click here to  contact Kathleen today.


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