Kathleen Kohler

P.O. Box 1385, Sultan, WA 98294
Phone (360)793-8515 ~ E-mail kathleen@kathleenkohler.com

Objective: To build positive working relationships with editors and provide them with well-researched articles to inform and inspire their unique publication's readers.

Employment
Freelance Writer Home Office Sultan, WA 2008 - Present
Manager Christian Armory Bookstore Monroe, WA 1997- 2005

Skills
Writing non-fiction magazine articles, personal essays, devotions, and short stories
Planning and preparing the overall format of an article
Conducting interviews
Revising the focus of an article at editor's request
Use of appropriate quotes and current statistics
Gathering information regarding a specific topic
Organizing collected material into an easy-to-read article that benefits readers
Submitting completed articles on time to the editors

Providing high-quality customer service, hiring employees, ordering inventory, arranging effective product displays to increase sales, conducting annual inventory, in charge of collections and billing of store accounts, new product presentation to company managers

Endorsements

Kathleen Kohler is an exceptional storyteller, a master of her craft. She has shown herself to be a truly professional writer who is willing to accept an editor's input and make requested revisions in a timely manner.

- Wade Quick, Team Leader for Dated Curriculum Projects, General Council of the Assemblies of God, Gospel Publishing
Publication Credits

Dozens of my articles appear in both Christian and general market magazines, anthologies, and trade publications, such as School Bus Fleet, Mary Janes Farm, Mature Years, The Upper Room, Christian Retailing, and Focus on the Family. Since 2010 I've contributed to fourteen anthologies, including seven Chicken Soup for the Soul books, as well as books by Dr. Gary Chapman, and New York Times bestselling author, Cecil Murphey. Below is a selection of my favorites.

  • School Bus Fleet (Feb. 2017) - Understanding, Managing Difficult Special-Needs Student Behavior
  • School Bus Fleet (Oct. 2016) - 6 Strategies to Avoid Common State Inspection Violations
  • School Bus Fleet - Balancing Rules, Fun Helps Drivers, Students Enjoy the Ride
  • Chicken Soup for the Soul: The Power of Forgiveness - A Heart Restored, 12/16/14
  • Chicken Soup for the Soul: Reboot Your Life - All Things New, 09/16/14
  • Chicken Soup for the Soul: The Cat Did What? - Hide and Seek Anyone? 8/19/14
  • Mature Years - Picture Perfect, Summer 2014
  • It's a God Thing (Worthy Publishing) - His Answer in the Storm, 02/18/14
  • It's a God Thing (Thomas Nelson Publishing) - Midnight Stranger, 01/07/14
  • LIVE - A Fresh View of Christmas, 11/17/13
  • LIVE - The Stapler Incident, 07/07/13
  • The Secret Place- Date Night Dilemma, Summer 2013
  • Mary Janes Farm - Black Gold, Apr/May 2013
  • Chicken Soup for the Soul: Finding My Faith - A Heart Full of Questions, 10/16/12
  • Heavenly Company: Entertaining Angels Unaware by Cecil Murphy & Twila Belk - Do Angels Carry Cash, 09/28/12
  • Chicken Soup for the Soul: Devotional Stories for Tough Times - Never Beyond His Reach, 10/04/11
  • Love is a Verb Devotional by Dr. Gary Chapman - An Uncomfortable Choice, When Love isn't Easy, 10/01/11
  • Chicken Soup for the Soul: Inspiration for the Young at Heart - Distant Promise, 08/28/11
  • The Upper Room - Treasure Seeker, Mar/Apr 2011
  • Chicken Soup for the Soul: Shaping the New You - Taking Action, 12/28/10
  • Love is a Flame (Bethany Publishing) - Sometimes, Just Say No, 06/2010
  • Light & Life - Everybody Needs a Cheerleader, Mar/Apr 2010
  • The Ultimate Bird Lover (HCI Publishing) - Trouble in the Backyard, 02/01/10
  • Focus on the Family - Holding Your Marriage Together When Your Family Falls Apart (published under title Marriage Comes First), 12/2008
  • Discipleship Journal - Just for Barb, Nov/Dec 2008
  • Christian Retailing-Simple Tips to Survive Difficult Customers, Aug/Sept 2008
Education

Pitch Clinic, 5 -week online magazine course with Linda Formichelli and Carol Tice, 10/2014
Christian Writers Guild, graduated two-year Apprenticeship Course, 10/2008

Online Presence

Web site www.kathleenkohler.com
LinkedIn
Facebook

About Me

Born and raised in Redmond, Washington, I've lived in the greater-Seattle area most of my life.

At sixteen I married my high school sweetheart, Loren Kohler. We've been together more than thirty-seven years, and have three children and seven grandchildren.

Affiliations

Northwest Christian Writers Association, NCWA member since 2006
Freelance Writers Den, Online group hosted by Carol Tice, member since 10/2014