Kathleen Gerard is a writer whose work has been awarded The Perillo Prize, The Eric Hoffer Prose Award and was nominated for Best New American Voices, The William Faulkner-William Wisdom Prize, The Mark Twain House Humor Prize, The Saturday Evening Post "Great American Fiction" Prize and Short Story America, all national prizes in literature. Kathleen writes across genres. Her short prose and poetry have been widely published in magazines, journals and anthologies. Her essays have been broadcast on National Public Radio (NPR).  Several of Kathleen's plays have been staged and performed regionally and off-Broadway. Kathleen has served as a contributing columnist to Our Sunday Visitor and Catholic Twin Circle magazines, as well as The Record (Northern NJ's largest daily) newspaper.

Kathleen writes for Shelf Awareness, a publication of the book industry.  To read her work as published on Shelf Awareness, link HERE

Kathleen's novel, IN TRANSIT won The New York Book Festival - "Best Romantic Fiction" category. And her novella, COLD COMFORT, is a story about the bonds of family, old flames, food and Thanksgiving. Kathleen's novel, THE THING IS, centers on a therapy dog named Prozac that rescues a woman in grief.

In addition, Kathleen's prize-winning fine art photographs are held in private collections, have been regionally and nationally exhibited and widely published.

Contact Kathleen at katgerard@aol.com