Born in Manhattan Beach, California, Kathy Grossman is a writer, teacher, musician, and artist. After getting a degree in English at University of California Santa Barbara, she took over 40 hours of education and child development courses at six different colleges. Then from 2003 to 2008, she worked on her Master of Professional Communication, concentrating on technical writing, at Westminster College.
Kathy has lived in California (23 years), Illinois (3), 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 (10). Her father was a trumpet player, pianist, composer, and movie maker (his claim to fame was his work on “Tubby the Tuba.”) Her mother was a singer, pianist, clarinetist, dancer, and junior high school teacher. She now lives in Moab, Utah.
The oldest of three and the product of a musical family, Kathy has sung in the church choir, college folk duos and trios, and with her country-western band Country Rye. A creative spurt in 1976 in Brooklyn, New York, produced over 30 country-western songs, many of which appear in the “Song Lyrics” section of this site.
Kathy worked as a substitute and classroom teacher in Ohio and New Mexico before having children and then homeschooled them for nine years.
Kathy has compiled two books: one is her collected Nome Nugget newspaper essays for At Home in Nome and the second is from daily blogs she wrote while living in Paris for An Introvert in Paris: Tips, Lists, and Essays for the Quiet Traveler. Kathy paints large acrylic canvases of women reading, coffee drinkers in Paris, musicians, Rudolph Valentino, women with flowers, and scenes of the Arab world. Please see the “Images” section of this site.