Meet the Author: Kathleen Burkinshaw


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 ๐Ÿ™‚ Here it is…

The Sweet Sixteens

Kathleen BurkinshawKathleen Burkinshaw resides in Charlotte, NC.ย  Sheโ€™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.ย  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.

Kathleenโ€™s debut novel, THE LAST CHERRY BLOSSOM (Sky Pony Press, August 4, 2016), is upper middle grade historical fiction.ย THE LAST CHERRY BLOSSOM gives a glimpse into a 12 year old girlโ€™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.ย  This historical fiction novel is based on her motherโ€™s life in Hiroshima.

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19 thoughts on “Meet the Author: Kathleen Burkinshaw

  1. Owch. We all gotta go someday, someway, girl. Why not in a flash of light? To those at Ground Zero and 15 miles past, I hear it’s completely vaporizing, dude, like a bar in NYC. Seeiously. But, yet, for ones who’s left, bad news. Lemme fill-you-up withe most extra credit…

    Follow the Master Instructions…

    As a writer of the sassy, savvy, insane yooFEMisms we A-L-L go through in this finite existence, I as well as you gotta lotta angst, too, and the synonymous metaphors which shall creeep stealthily across thy brain like the vivid, brazen dawn are the cohesion which brings U.S. together, girl.

    So, see if you cannot subliminally ‘read-between-the-lines’ or VERBUM SAT SAPIENTI (Latin: words to the wise): here’s summore symbiotically-explosive-coolness done in sardonic satires when we passed-away:

    Here’s what the prolific, exquisite GODy sed: ‘the more you shall honor Me, the more I shall bless you’ -the Infant Jesus of Prague.

    Go git’m, girl. You’re incredible.
    See you Upstairs…
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