Kathryn Den Houter has been writing novels actively since her retirement in 2013, but before that she wrote untold number of novels in her head. Her last novel, Abigail’s Exchange was a winner in the Eric Hoffer writer’s contest and a semi-finalist in the Royal Palm Literary Award. She has often said and steadfastly holds to the maxim that “good stories heal.” According to Kathryn, these stories become a cathartic cleansing.
Before her writing career, she had two careers that spanned forty-five years of work. Her first career was teaching. She taught in preschool, elementary school, middle school and high school. Her last teaching experience was as a Directress in a Montessori School. After completing a doctorate in psychology at Michigan State, she developed a private practice in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Her most beloved career was raising four children with her late husband, Len on a farm near Lowell, Michigan. Their children: Jon, Jenna, Jess and Ben now have careers and families of their own, which offers the joys of grandparenting.
She has been married to Jim for ten years and has purchased a condo in Caledonia, Michigan to be near family and good medical care. The winter months are spent in Florida near the Atlantic coast.