Kathlyn J. Kirkwood was born in Memphis, TN at the time when Segregation was the law. She worked in corporate America for seventeen years before discovering her passion for teaching as a college professor.
Her path to becoming an author was nontraditional. She was a storyteller for years before putting pen to paper. Now, she creates stories in verse and non-fiction for children. Her first book, AIN’T GONNA LET NOBODY TURN ME ‘ROUND, comes out from Versify/HMH in January 2022.