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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), Arizona (1), and Utah (8 in Salt Lake, 11 in Moab so far). I probably 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, in Cincinnati, Ohio. 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.

I have compiled three essay collections: 1) At Home in Nome, my Nome Nugget newspaper essays for my weekly column “At Home in Nome;” 2) An Introvert in Paris: Tips, Lists, and Essays for the Quiet Traveler, based on blogs I wrote while living in Paris for two months; and 3) The Scone Diaries: Adventures, Food, and Language in England, Wales, Scotland, Ireland, and Clotted Cream, based on 11 trips to the UK and Ireland. I also paint, and work with pastel, pen and ink, and scratchboard. The “Images” section of this site has some of my older works, but I am also on Instagram at   kathygrossmanart.