Kathy Whitehead


Kathy Whitehead’s interest in writing for children grew out of her elementary teaching experience. Seeing the impact and enjoyment children derived from quality children’s literature was always amazing and a delight.

Kathy’s love of history and the world around her have culminated in her own writing efforts. A visit to Melrose Plantation near Natchitoches, Louisiana, resulted in her picture book biography Art From Her Heart: Folk Artist Clementine Hunter, (G. P. Putnam’s Sons) which examines the life and art of African-American artist Clementine Hunter who lived on the plantation.

Whitehead’s picture book Looking for Uncle Louie on the Fourth of July (Boyds Mills Press) grew out of seeing low-riders in action at a Fourth of July parade in Corpus Christi, Texas, many years ago.

Kathy has served as a Regional Advisor for the Brazos Valley – Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators and remains active in the group. She holds a B. A. in Education from Sam Houston State University and a M. Ed. in Educational Administration from Texas A&M University. She lives in College Station, Texas with her husband, Bill. Their daughter, Stephanie, is a college student at TAMU and son, Jeff, is a TAMU graduate and a Texas country singer-songwriter.

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