Kathryn Brown Ramsperger is the author of the award-winning The Shores of Our Souls, published by traditional publisher TouchPoint Press. It's been recognized by America's Best Books, Foreword Indies for its social issues category, and Readers' Favorite for its multicultural category. It was also a librarian’s pick by the DC Public Libraries in 2019. Kathryn has been named a Pulpwood Queens’ Featured Author for 2022.
Kathryn’s second novel, A Thousand Flying Things, which was a Faulkner Wisdom Literary finalist, is represented by Diane Nine of Nine Speakers, in Washington, DC.
Writing from a global perspective, Kathryn Ramsperger’s themes are universal yet intensely personal and authentic, touching on multicultural relationships, social justice, immigration, and the humanitarian world. Her literary voice is rooted in the Southern tradition of storytelling and is informed by her South Carolina lineage.
She began her career writing for The Roanoke Times and The Gazette newspapers and later managed publications for the Red Cross and Red Crescent in Geneva, Switzerland, around 50 books a year in four languages. She worked for The National Geographic Society as both researcher and writer and has contributed articles to many publications, including Kiplinger and several online magazines. She's written for non-profits and non-governmental organizations, everything from The Washington Ballet to The World Bank.
A lifelong writer, having won her first (university) award at 16 for a short story, “The Gossamer Thread,” Kathryn’s continued to publish stories and poetry almost every year since. A graduate of Hollins University (Roanoke, Va.), Kathryn studied under several esteemed writers including—Pulitzer Prize-winning novelist Eudora Welty; her mentor Richard Henry Wilde Dillard and Pulitzer Prize-winning poet Henry Taylor. She holds a graduate degree from George Washington University. She's an active alumn at both universities, and she also reviews multicultural and international books for The New York Journal of Books. She’s an intuitive and creative book coach with a trademarked process, Step Into Your Story! (TM). You can find out more about her coaching at https://groundonecoaching.com.
Kathryn is a mezzo-soprano, has dined with artists ranging from author Marita Golden to musician and writer Kinky Friedman, and has traveled to every continent except Antarctica and Australia. She’s worked in Europe, Africa, and the Middle East. She currently lives in Maryland with her husband and feline fur baby Rhapsody the Rhapsicle. Her son is an economics specialist who teaches Mandarin, and her daughter is an advertising and sociology graduate of Temple University, pursuing an advanced degree in marketing analytics.
Memberships: The Authors’ Guild, Independent Book Publishers Association, Better Business Bureau, International Association of Business Communicators (board member), Author Accelerator, Authors and Publishers Association, Southern Writers Gallery of Stars, The Schimel Lode (board member), Washington (DC) Independent Writers, The Writer’s Center (faculty), and The International Pulpwood Queens (featured author 2022).