About the Author

Kathy Runk
Blurbarian Since March 2007
Name Kathy Runk
Location Pompano Beach, Florida, USA
Gender Female
My Occupation Loving Mother and Grandmother
My Bio Born in York, Pennsylvania and married in 1964 to David. Within 8 months of signing up for foster children we had 5! They were Scott age 2, Randy age 8, Robbie age 3 months, Donnie age 10 and Tina age 11. What a book that could be just about fostering! Later we were able to adopt Scott and Randy and the other children were returned to their birth parents. The house was very empty so we contacted Lutheran Social Services and in the next few years, we adopted Kristal (age 6 weeks), siblings Kevin, John and Kelcey ages 5, 6, and 8 respectively. Then a miracle--in 1 year's time I was pregnant twice and had Jeanenne first and then James. And Baby Made Nine! (one of my stories to come). Enough with the babies! We then adopted Robert from Vietnam and lastly Laura from Texas. Though we lost both Laura and Kelcey to death, our love and memories will never end.

For you, my children and grandchildren, our lives expressed in stories, starting with Trudy, our family dog.

Books by this author

Things I Don't Mind The World Knowing

Spoiler alert: I'm thinking my next book will be about...
My current book is about a dolphin who lost her tail and the attempt of humans to make her an artifical one.
Everyone needs to know about these authors and artists...
Read Marley and Me in any of its three versions (adult, juvenile, and picture book) by John Grogan. I met John at the National Writers Conference last week (September 28 2007) and he is a treasure.

Also Sherri Winston's first teen novel "Acting" about a set of teen twins. Sherri writes a column for the Florida Sun-Sentinel. She was also at the conference last week and was a joy to listen to and talk with. Her new book will be out in a few months.