Copyright © 2017 by Kathryn Reiss

May 22, 2018

I'm not actually sure this is my VERY first story, but it is the one that was saved all these years.  Written when I was in second grade, age 7.

 I love the part about the TV dinners; back in the 60s it was cool to have TV dinners... and we never had them!  My mom insi...

March 28, 2018

Anyone interested in finally getting around to writing their middle grade novel at last?

I'll be one of the four featured speakers/workshop leaders at SCBWI's event in June.

Check it out here!

March 17, 2018

I've spent a blissfully happy afternoon up in my garret, sorting through the treasure trove of old letters shared with me by a colleague. Reading long-ago letters between two sisters-- Lila and Thomasine --who were Mills College students back in 1889-1893.  

 

I s...

March 9, 2018

Can anyone have too many books?  Our circa 1867 house is FULL of nooks and crannies, and in just about every one we have built in bookshelves.  My husband and I and our seven children have collected books like nobody's business, and even though half the kids have grown...

December 29, 2017

So, just in time for the new year, I've managed to get my arm chair and foot stool up the narrow, twisting stairs to my attic office!

Now I need only to buy a little electric kettle so I can have my hot tea without traipsing all the way back down to the kitchen each tim...

December 11, 2017

Our house is historic--built in 1867 as part of Officers' Row in this old army base. It is a wonderful house, full of nooks and crannies, and twists and turns. And now that our seven kids are growing up and moving out, spaces in our house are changing. The attic loft t...

November 22, 2017

I've been writing books for over twenty-five years...sitting with my laptop on my front porch, in my favorite armchair, at my kitchen table once the kids have gone to school . . . and before that at a computer late at night in library carrels while my husband stayed ho...

November 20, 2017

It was such an honor to be inducted into my high school's Gallery of Achievement in October.  Thank you, Brecksville-Broadview Heights High School!  So much fun to visit, and the trip down memory lane was extra special in the company of old and new friends.  

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July 30, 2017

So, continuing my lists of things people may not know about my earlier books, here's another!


1.THE GLASS HOUSE PEOPLE was actually the third book I wrote, even though it was published as my second...

2. The main character, Beth, also shows up in PAPERQUAKE as Violet'...

February 7, 2015

So I'm glad you're enjoying the list about TIME WINDOWS. Now here is one about my second book! Thanks for reading!


1. I started this book soon after I finished writing TIME WINDOWS because I knew Miranda and Dan and their families so well, they felt real... and I didn'...

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