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Kathy Grossman

A native Californian, I am a writer, teacher, musician, and artist.

Kathy and brothers Karl and Chris

After 23 years in California, I lived Illinois 3 years, New York (1/2), New Mexico (11), Ohio (3), Texas (4), Alaska (2), Nova Scotia (2), Pennsylvania (4), the United Arab Emirates (1), and Utah (8 in Salt Lake, 5 in Moab so far). It’s likely I have a few moves left in me.

The oldest of three in a family of musicians, I sang in the church choir, college folk duos and trios, and with Country Rye, a country-western band. A creative spurt in 1976 produced over 30 country-western songs, many of which appear in the “Song Lyrics” section of this site.

I have worked as a substitute and classroom teacher in Ohio, New Mexico, and Utah. I homeschooled my three sons for nine years.

My two books are essay collections At Home in Nome,┬ámy Nome Nugget newspaper essays for my weekly column “At Home in Nome,” and An Introvert in Paris: Tips, Lists, and Essays for the Quiet Traveler,┬ábased on blogs I wrote while living in Paris. I also paint large acrylic canvases, and work with pastel, pen and ink, and scratchboard. Please see the “Images” section of this site.