Fiction, the foundation of life's most secret dreams, hopes, and opportunities.
After more than a decade of writing for others, stressing about their needs and wants, their outcomes and objectives, I've finally reached a point in my life when I am ready to take charge of my own narrative.
Come along with me on a journey of writing, passion, and discovery.
If you like, drop me a line or let me know how your own journey is progressing.
Who knows--perhaps our fictional universes will cross paths along the way?
Born in Dayton, Ohio, I was blessed to grow up with a big, boisterous family and attended Catholic school until we moved to a then-rural growing town between Dayton and Cincinnati. The town and I grew up together, and I am thrilled to be raising my own children here.
My senior year of high school, I was offered a full academic scholarship to Towson University in Baltimore, Maryland, where I began classes as a chemistry major. After taking some general education classes in other content areas, I quickly became infatuated with communication studies. A lifelong wallflower, I wanted to discover more about other people and how they tick. Not willing to completely give up on my love of math and science, I may be one of the few people to ever graduate with a Bachelor of Science in Communication Studies and a minor in chemistry.
Moving back to Ohio to be closer to my family, I somehow landed a job in higher education as director of admissions for a small graphic design college. Several years later, I moved to a larger public university where I grew into copywriting, marketing, and social media. Eventually I enrolled at Wright State University and earned my Master of Business Administration, adding yet another suit to my deck of cards.
Along the same time, I met the love of my life, Alan, and we proceeded to grow a few humans. All boys. I'm outnumbered. But I wouldn't change a thing. At least the dog is a girl. Small victories.
These days, between sports practices, laundry, cleaning, taking the dog out umpteen times per day, and round-the-clock work, I can occasionally be found sipping on sweet Riesling with gummy bears (But skip the green ones. Trust me. Very scientific.) and immersed in reading, writing, or listening to groan-worthy stories from my boys.
Author Kathryn Halberg
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