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, 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 turning 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, she is excited about creative forms of nonfiction that convey meaning behind the facts. Her work has been published in places such as Ploughshares, Arts Fuse, Los Angeles Review of Books and The Writer’s Chronicle. 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), taught seminars on American law in six foreign countries, as a Fulbright Senior Specialist and through the Center for International Legal Studies, and lives in Boston with her husband.