Kathleenn Irene Paterka reading to her grandson

Keeping it in the family… even my grandson loves to read!


Kathleen and Steve Paterka in Hawaii

Even authors need a vacation.
Our trip to Hawaii was wonderful, with lots of inspiration for my new James Bay book (Spring, 2017).


Kathleen and her grandsons looking at her books in a bookstore

My twin grandsons loved finding Grammie’s books at a local bookstore.

Kathleen Irene Paterka with Book Club Members

Book Club appearances are a great chance to connect with readers.

Kathleen Irene Paterka with Jenna Mindel and Christine Johnson

A girl’s best friends: authors Jenna Mindel and Christine Elizabeth Johnson

Kathleen Irene Paterka with her fan and friend Penny

Meeting readers who are fans, then good friends, is one of the best parts of this business!

Kathleen Irene Paterka St. Mary's School Visit

Chatting with students on ‘Career Day’ about what it’s like to be an author made me stop and think.

Kathleen at her first book signing

I love chatting with readers at autograph signings.

Kathleen testing driving a Jaguar Convertible

Test-driving a Jaguar convertible for my novel LOTTO LUCY. Research can be fun!



Kathleen and Linda Mueller signing For Love of a Castle

Photo courtesy of Julie Christiansen

Author Linda Mueller and me on official royal business signing FOR THE LOVE OF A CASTLE.

Kathleen Irene Paterka's Home Office

The most peaceful spot in our house: in my office, with the door shut.

Kathleen's Daughter and Son-in-Law Wedding Kiss

Photo courtesy of Julie Christiansen

The Wedding Kiss: our daughter Abby and son-in-law Patrick were married in a Las Vegas wedding chapel. Perfect inspiration for my novel ROYAL SECRETS.