Fantasy Adventure for Young Readers
Katharine's parents taught her there's an adventure around every corner while they traveled America's highways. If they found nothing of interest on the Interstate, they'd hit the side roads. That's how she discovered getting lost could be an adventure.
She wrote the Archer Adventure Series to inspire young readers to explore their world with a joy for living and never turn down an opportunity to chase their dreams in pursuit of new adventures.
Her favorite stories growing up were The Seven Voyages of Sinbad from The Arabian Nights... which might have had something to do with the fact she was a willing student when she jumped out of her comfort zone and took flying lessons to experience the thrill of learning a new skill.
She learned to silversmith so she could design and create a line of custom jewelry for her jewelry business and had one of her greatest adventures when she strapped on SCUBA gear and qualified as a PADI Certified Diver.
Her fascination with rocks sent her back to school where she qualified for a Diamond Certificate from the Gemological Institute of America. Before leaving GIA, she completed their colored stone course. Her knowledge of gemstones provides a unique visual effect in her books.
Katharine accompanied her parents across Mexico by train through the Copper Canyon and visited Santa Catalina in the Channel Islands by boat, by seaplane and in a twin-engine plane that landed at the airport in the sky.
She's been deep sea fishing over the Columbia River Bar, off the California coast at San Pedro and off the Mexican coast at Mazatlan.
Before Katharine moved to Louisiana she learned to drive a big rig and became a solo long-haul driver. She spent 7-1/2 years crisscrossing America in her big truck, driving over 1 million miles through 48 states and 3 Canadian provinces. She's traveled from Vancouver, B.C., to Key West, Florida, and from Montreal, Canada, to Tijuana, Mexico, on every major Interstate in America.
Everyone can enjoy adventuring. It's as easy as trying a new food, exploring an unfamiliar street or learning a new skill.
Katharine with her friend, Jasper.