Complementing my interviews, today’s Author Spotlight, the three hundred and forty-eighth, is of children’s author, publisher and interviewee Kathryn Starke. If you would like to take part in an author spotlight, take a look at author-spotlights.
Kathryn Starke is an urban elementary school reading specialist, literacy consultant, keynote speaker, and author. A native of Richmond Virginia, USA, Kathryn graduated from Longwood University with a BS degree in elementary education and a Master’s degree in Literacy and Culture. She has taught first, second, and third grade and served as a literacy specialist for a decade in inner city / Title I schools in Richmond, Virginia. Kathryn travels to schools and organizations throughout the nation presenting workshops in urban literacy education for children, parents, teachers, and administrators.
Kathryn serves as the founder / CEO of Creative Minds publications, which exemplifies quality literacy instruction for all children. CMP publishes engaging and educational children’s literature. Her first book, Amy’s Travels, has been released in its second edition, recommended as a curriculum text around the globe, and selected as the 2013-2014 musical performance by the Latin Ballet of Virginia.
As the author of Amy’s Travels, she travels worldwide to bring this multicultural title to life. Kathryn presents at reading and writing conferences throughout the nation and is a keynote speaker for many nonprofit organizations and events. She is a freelance educational writer for a variety of magazines including Education Digest. Kathryn was named one of the 50 Great Writers you should be Reading in 2013. She has released her debut novel, Because of You, this fall and is excited about writing fiction for an adult audience. She continues to work with fellow authors for future educational publications.
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