Illinois State Library

Illinois Center for the Book

Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Kathleen Doherty  

Pen Name: 

Genre: C:CHILDREN Fiction




Illinois Connection

Doherty was born in Chicago and raised on the southeast side.

Biographical and Professional Information

Kathleen enjoys bringing kids and quality literature together. She's a Reading Specialist and an Educational Specialist in Curriculum and Instruction. Her love of learning has led her to graduate from four different universities.

Nothing scares her. Kathleen has taught elementary school for over 30 years. A student once told her she'd make a great vampire because she's tall and her teeth are sharp!

Her work has appeared in TIME Magazine, The Mailbox, Spider Magazine, Highlights Hello, Highlights High Five, and Highlights for Children. She's won the Highlights Pewter Plate Award, the Highlights Celebrate National Poetry Contest, and a letter of merit from SCBWI's Magazine Merit Competition.

Kathleen donates 100% of her author earnings to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital.

She lives in Indiana.

Published Works Expand for more information

Titles At Your Library


-- ''The Thingity-Jig'', *Kirkus and Foreward Reviews, STARRED REVIEW -- ''Don't Feed the Bear'', *Kirkus Recommended List.