Selected Works

Colorful and delightful picture book for children of all ages!
Non-fiction, inspirational
99 ideas for how to live life to the fullest!
A year's worth of Bible readings, devotions, quotes, and Sabbath celebrations
Just what it says - 100 easy ways to give your spirit a boost!
Easter for Children!
Easter Stories and Prayers is the perfect way to celebrate the Easter season with young children.
Biographies of all the Newbery Medal winners from 1922-2002
Spirituality - parenting
Excellent resource for parents, churches, everyone who loves children.
Children's picture book/ religious
Questions and answers about God, written in verse and based on Bible verses.
Children/ grief and healing
The story of the love between a grandfather and granddaughter. This book is no longer in print, but email me if you'd like to buy a copy.

Wonderful review for new book in Kirkus!

Kirkus review for new book!

October 2, 2016

Tags: kirkus, quarto, quartokids, franceslincoln, storiesfromthebible

Authors dream of having great reviews of their books, do imagine my surprise —and delight— when I discovered that my new book, Stories from the Bible, received a wonderful review from Kirkus, one of the premier reviewers of books for all ages, and in all genres.

I loved that the reviewer recognized the "graceful (more…)

New Faceboook Author Page!

July 5, 2016

Tags: Facebook, author, KathleenBostrom, childrensbooks, childrensauthor, reading, Bible stories

Greetings, readers!

I've been working hard on getting an Author Page set up on Facebook. The page can be found at: Kathleen Long Bostrom / Author. Feel free to leave comments and feedback!

I'll be adding more of my books in the next weeks, and sharing news and events.

I taught a class on Writing and Publishing (more…)

Good news and bad news

December 3, 2015

Tags: out of print, buechner writing workshop

Let's start with the bad news.
Last week, I had 5 books go out of print. Five. My Rufus and Ryan series counts for four of those. I love these books and the feedback has been great, but they aren't selling. And one of my Little Blessings books, What is Prayer, that has been in print since 2002 - (more…)

Just back from Lake Tahoe

October 14, 2015

Tags: vacation, Lake Tahoe

My husband and I just returned from a week at Lake Tahoe. He had a preaching conference, and I stayed at my brother's lakeside condo. Our only cost was travel and food - how lucky we are!

I worked on my spiritual memoir, reminiscing about how close my brother and I were growing up, and thinking about how, through the years, we have kept that closeness. Again, I feel lucky, and blessed.

Much of the time, once Greg's conference ended, we hiked and kayaked and spent time exploring the area. Saw a magnificent sunset one night, which we watched while walking the beach with our little dog, Ellie. I am reminded that much of writing does not involve the actual writing, but taking in the beauty of the world, thinking while taking long walks. All the time, I find myself writing in my head, words that will never find their way to the page, and some that will, eventually.

Now we're home, and back to busy schedules, grateful for the respite and the time together just to enjoy this wonderful world.

November has arrived!

November 4, 2013

Tags: My favorite time of year

November is here! Not only is it my birthday month, but the tail end of fall, which is my favorite season. The colors of nature are astounding. I never tire of the trees.

This year, my husband Greg and I traveled to the east coast, something we've always wanted to do this time of year. (more…)

Launching my blog!

August 15, 2013

Tags: Words or phrases to categorize this post for the tags section

I retired from full-time ministry on July 1, 2013, and am now a full-time writer. I can't wait to write all the books that have been waiting to be written! I'll be writing a regular I hope that you will follow me and discover what's going on in my writing life. Feedback is appreciated!