As you all know, my novel, THE LAST CHERRY BLOSSOM, will be published in August-WOOHOO!! I am lucky to be a part of a fantastic group of debut Middle Grade and Young Adult authors all with books publishing in 2016. I’m very excited to share this blog post about me by Victoria Coe(debut author of FENWAY AND HATTIE 2/9/16) of the group THE SWEET SIXTEENS. This interview made me realize, IT IS GOING TO HAPPEN 🙂 Here it is…
Kathleen Burkinshaw resides in Charlotte, NC. She’s a wife, mom to a daughter in college, and dreading the reality of being an empty nester (most of the time), and owns a dog who is a kitchen ninja. She also advocates for Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy research. Writing has given her an outlet for her daily struggle with chronic pain. Writing Historical Fiction satisfies her OCD tendencies to research anything and everything.
Kathleen’s debut novel, THE LAST CHERRY BLOSSOM (Sky Pony Press, August 4, 2016), is upper middle grade historical fiction. THE LAST CHERRY BLOSSOM gives a glimpse into a 12 year old girl’s daily life in Hiroshima during the last year of World War II. Shocking family secrets are revealed just as her entire world is about to ignite and become a shadow of what it had been. This historical fiction novel is based on her mother’s life in Hiroshima.
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