Kathleen came to writing by a circuitous route. In college she studied art history, intending to be a curator, but after working in a start-up business she took a turn to law school. She was a law clerk to a federal judge, litigation partner in a law firm and senior counsel at a financial institution before she took another turn to the Bennington Writing Seminars. There she found herself surrounded by colleagues eager to discuss George Eliot over morning coffee and Alexander Chee over late night beers. An experience both exciting and liberating, it showed her writing was a way to combine her head and her heart.
As a writer, Kathleen is excited to see creative forms of nonfiction that convey meaning behind the facts and analysis. Her work has been published in Ploughshares, Arts Fuse, Los Angeles Review of Books, Grist, The Writer’s Chronicle and The Timberline Review. Currently she is at work on a collective biography of mid-twentieth century women.
Kathleen holds graduate degrees from Boston University (JD) and Bennington College (MFA). She has taught seminars on American law in six foreign countries, as a Fulbright Senior Specialist and through the Center for International Legal Studies. She lives in Boston with her husband.