Kathy’s Books

Breathe in. Breathe out. We use our breath all day, every day. Imagine if, as a small child, you were taught different breathing strategies to help you proceed through your days – strategies to have by your side to get you thriving through the toughest of times! And She Said Breathe is a picture book taking the reader through a day in the life of a six year old girl – Sophie. Over the course of Sophie’s day she is faced with many challenges and to each one, she responds with a different type of breathing. Each breathing technique impacts her brain and body in different ways and elicits unique and beneficial responses. In addition to the story, readers can access a free downloadable guide which explains to parents, teachers and adults, the neurological benefits of the practices and how to further incorporate these techniques into children’s lives.

Babies and old ladies have a lot in common – things you may in fact, never even think of.  From gas and diapers to medicines and babysitters, the similarities are abundant.  Even through their differences, the parallels shine through.  Babies and Old Ladies is a silly picture book highlighting many of these likenesses in which, the baby shows a difference from the old lady yet, oddly enough, they end up being alike.  The same but different. Both young and old can see themselves in each other as they find connections in the most unlikely places. It is meant to unite generations and help them find connections in the least likely places.  Not only can this book be a lesson for children in their relationships with an older generation, but can be used as an inspiration for adults to find the humor in the circle of life.

The Seven-Year Bitch takes the reader through the griping that commonly occurs among girlfriends when they have the opportunity to get together. More often than not, husbands are the focus of such griping. As women, we all love our husbands dearly, yet we gripe. The Seven-Year Bitch and a Little Perspective validates women in the minor irritations that they may feel from day to day in their journey through marriage while at the same time brings a renewed appreciation of their partner.
Luke and Allie are a young, newly-married couple living in the suburbs of Colorado, about to start a family together and with what most would describe as a perfect life. They are so much in love with each other and this new life they have begun, that they are clearly under the impression that nothing can tarnish this wonderful world they live in. Unbeknownst to Luke and Allie, an intruder is about to make their perfect little world come crashing down around them. Not only does evil touch them but in fact, it infiltrates their lives. This evil comes in the form of Velvet – a young woman who is desperate to gain access to Luke and his life – without the burden of Allie. Even as Luke and Allie begin to realize what is happening, they rationalize and create explanations for unexplainable occurrences simply because they cannot believe what is in fact true – someone has been in their house. Not only has someone been in their house, but that someone, has spent hour upon hour rummaging through each and every drawer, closet, cupboard, and room. Who is this person and what does she want? When will she stop? Or will she?